Annual Meeting Awards
Edward W. Carney Distinguished Service Award
This award honors Edward W. Carney, Past President of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, for his exemplary dedication and service to the Society and the field of teratology. The Edward W. Carney Distinguished Service Award will recognize an individual who has provided distinguished service to the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention.
F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award
This award honors F. Clarke Fraser, one of the founding members of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, for his many contributions to the field of developmental toxicology. The awardee will give a presentation related to their research as a demonstration to pre- and postdoctoral students of the development of an independent career in birth defects research.
Patricia Rodier Mid-Career Award in Research and Mentoring
This award honors the legacy of Dr. Patricia Rodier, a past President of the Developmental Neurotoxicology Society (DNTS) and a Council member of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. The awardee will give a presentation related to their research at a joint session with DNTS, serving as a demonstration of independent mid-career research in neurobehavioral teratology, birth defects, or other related fields.
Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Innovator Award
The BDRP Innovator Award recognizes innovative and translational research at the intersection of at least two of the following areas: basic science, new technologies, clinical research, policy, and outreach. Three finalists for this award will give platform presentations during the annual meeting.
James G. Wilson Publication Award
This award honors James G. Wilson, a founding member of the Society, and is presented in recognition of the best paper accepted or published in the journal Birth Defects Research during the prior year. The essence of the winning publication will be presented and discussed by the primary author at an award ceremony at the annual meeting. Mrs. James G. Wilson is a tireless supporter of the Society and through the James G. Wilson Foundation has provided the generous resources for this prestigious award.
Josef Warkany Lecture
This lecture recognizes Josef Warkany’s contributions to the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. Dr. Warkany was the first person to demonstrate that exposure to environmental chemicals is responsible for the production of congenital malformation. His early studies culminated in the formulation of the scientific principles of teratology. This award recognizes a scientist who has significantly contributed to the field of teratology over his/her career.
Robert L. Brent Lecture
This lecture recognizes Robert L. Brent’s contributions to the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention and particularly for the implementation of the “Teratogen Update.” The purpose of the Robert L. Brent Lecture is to facilitate the discussion of new and old teratogens during the Annual Meeting.
Narsingh Agnish Fellowship
This award recognizes Narsingh Agnish’s contributions to the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, particularly the implementation of the Education Courses. The Narsingh Agnish Fellowship is awarded to a long-standing member of the Society who has made a major contribution to education in the field of teratology or a related discipline.
The 2024 Keynote Lecture will be selected by the 2024 Program Chair, Philip Lupo, Baylor College of Medicine.
Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Awards
Each year the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention awards money to students and postdoctoral fellows to assist them with their travel expenses to attend the annual meeting. Students and postdoctoral fellows who have an abstract that is accepted for presentation and present the abstract during the meeting, as either a platform or poster presentation, are eligible for a Travel Award.
Edward W. Carney Trainee Awards
These travel awards are supported by the Edward W. Carney Trainee Award Fund within the Society for Toxicology Endowment.
Marie W. Taubeneck Award
This award is presented to a student or postdoctoral fellow in recognition of scholarship in research on birth defects and disorders of developmental origin and service to the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention and includes a cash prize. The Marie W. Taubeneck Fund established in memory of Dr. Taubeneck supports this award.
Wilson Presentation Award
Two students (graduate students in an accredited degree-granting program or postdoctoral fellows) will be selected for these awards, which include a cash prize, based on their platform presentations at the annual meeting.
James C. Bradford Memorial Poster Award
This is an award for the best poster presentation by a student or postdoctoral fellow at the annual meetings of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention and Developmental Neurotoxicology Society (DNTS). It is jointly sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association (MARTA) and Sanofi and includes a cash prize.