The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the NIH Virology Interest Group announce the Twentieth Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Award in Virology. The Award will be presented to an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow, or Clinical Fellow working in the field of virology within the intramural NIH, CBER, or Leidos community. The Award honors Dr. Salzman's 40-year career in virology research and his accomplishments in mentoring of young scientists. The Symposium program highlights current research of eminent extramural and intramural virologists. A luncheon will follow the Symposium.
Date/Time: Monday, November 5, 2018
Location: Lipsett Auditorium in Building 10 on the Bethesda Campus
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the NIH Virology Interest Group announce the 20th Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award in Virology. This award has been established to recognize outstanding research accomplishment by a post-doctoral fellow or research trainee working in the field of virology at the NIH. The award honors the 40-year career of Dr. Salzman in virology research and his accomplishments in mentoring of young scientists. The winning fellow will receive a plaque and an unrestricted gift of $2,500; the mentor of the awardee will also receive a plaque.
Eligible candidates are postdoctoral fellows or other research trainees in intramural NIH, CBER, or LEIDOS laboratories. Candidates must have obtained their professional degree after November 6, 2007. The research submitted must have been done under the mentorship of an NIH, CBER, or LEIDOS scientist. Award selection will be based upon the quality and significance of the applicant's research contribution to the field of basic virology, with special emphasis upon the creativity and the rigor with which the research has been performed. Applications will be judged by a selection committee of distinguished scientists from NIH and other institutions. The work submitted must have been published or accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal. Applicants who have applied in previous years are encouraged to update their applications and resubmit, if eligible.
The award will be presented at the Twentieth Annual Norman P. Salzman Virology Symposium, being held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Lipsett Auditorium in Building 10 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The recipient will be expected to give a 20-minute presentation based on the award-winning abstract. The symposium will also feature other prominent speakers in the field of virology. A luncheon reception will follow.
Confirmed speakers include:
Peter Howley, M.D., Dept. of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
“HPV and Cancer: Searching for a Targeted Therapy”
Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“The potential of international collaborations for HIV prevention: Studies of mother-infant HIV transmission”
Eric Delwart, Ph.D., Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
“Koch’s postulates in the age of viral metagenomics”
Craig Cameron, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University
For information about this meeting and past awardees please visit https://fnih.org/what-we-do/current-lectures-awards-and-events/salzman-m...
The Salzman Symposium Organizing Committee
Contact: Chair, Dr. Eric Freed, email@example.com
Nihal Altan-Bonnet (NHLBI), Kim Green (NIAID), Arifa Khan (FDA), and Paolo Lusso (NIAID), Salzman Symposium Organizational Committee Members