Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting, the 2020 Annual Awards will be presented at the 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

Nominations for the 2022 ASBMB Annual Awards will open in early 2021.

The Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award was established to honor an outstanding scientist who has shown a strong commitment to the encouragement of underrepresented minorities to enter the scientific enterprise and/or to the effective mentorship of those within it.

The award consists of a plaque, a cash prize of $3,000 and travel expenses to present a lecture at the annual ASBMB meeting. The recipient will be chosen by the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee

Nominations must come from society members; however, the nominee need not be an ASBMB member.

Lizabeth Allison

2020

  • Lizabeth Allison
Douglas Robinson

2017

  • Douglas Robinson

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Avery August

2016

  • Avery August

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JoAnn Trejo

2015

  • JoAnn Trejo
Freeman A. Hrabowski

2014

  • Freeman A. Hrabowski
Michael Summers

2014

  • Michael Summers
Peter Blumberg

2013

  • Peter Blumberg
Lovell A. Jones

2012

  • Lovell A. Jones
Arthur Gutierrez–Hartmann

2011

  • Arthur Gutierrez–Hartmann