Advocacy

Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award

The Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award recognizes an individual who best demonstrates dedication to public service in support of biomedical science. The award is named after Howard K. Schachman, who served as chair of ASBMB’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee for more than ten years (1989–2000).

Instituted in 2001, the award is given annually and chosen by ASBMB's Public Affairs Advisory Committee. The award consists of a permanent keepsake, an honorarium of $5,000, an opportunity to deliver remarks at a Congressional reception and travel expenses to the event.

Recipients

France Córdova

2019

  • France Córdova

 

Shirley Tilghman

2017

  • Shirley M. Tilghman

For her consistent support for scientific education through her work across multiple media platforms and inspiring many to strive to contribute to the betterment of the country.

Diana DeGette
Fred Upton

2016

  • Rep. Diana DeGette and Rep. Fred Upton

For their championing of biomedical research and tireless efforts drafting and ensuring passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.

Rosa DeLauro
Jerry Moran

2015

  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Jerry Moran

For their tireless work to support the National Institutes of Health while in the U.S. House and Senate, respectively.

Zack Kopplin

2014

  • Zack Kopplin

For being a role model for young science advocates and his tireless work to ensure the integrity of science education in American schools.

Bruce Alberts
Maxine Singer

2013

  • Bruce Alberts and Maxine Singer

For their extensive work as champions for young scientists and their efforts to improve science education

Robert Casey
Richard Burr

2012

  • Sen. Robert Casey and Sen. Richard Burr
Jeremy Berg

2011

  • Jeremy M. Berg
Robert Michel

2010

  • Robert H. “Bob” Michel
Michael Castle

2008

  • The Honorable Michael N. Castle
Research!America

2007

  • Research!America
Sherwood Boehlert

2006

  • The Honorable Sherwood Boehlert
Tom Harkin
Arlen Specter

2005

  • Sen. Tom Harkin and Sen. Arlen Specter
John Whitehead

2004

  • John Whitehead
Ruth Kirschstein

2003

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein
John Edward Porter

2002

  • John Edward Porter