ASM Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognises outstanding service of, or contributions by, individuals to the Society.

Individual ASM members, Committees or Branches, may nominate individual ASM members or organisations for a Distinguished Service Award.

Nominees must be a current member of ASM for at least 5 continuous years

Posthumous awards will be considered.

Distinguished Service Awards will be announced and presented at the ASM Annual General Meeting and the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting.

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees must be a current member of the ASM for at least 5 continuous years.

Application Requirements

A person shall not be considered for a Distinguished Service Award unless the National Office has received from the proposers:

  • a letter of recommendation from the applicants proposer/s summarizing and confirming involvement in and major contributions to the discipline and/or practice of microbiology to the Society , together with information attesting to the high personal and professional standards of conduct of the candidate
  • a nomination signed by (one) 1 proposer, (one) 1 seconder including names and email addresses.
  • a complete curriculum vitae together with a condensed summary and photograph suitable for publication in Microbiology Australia

Nominations should be sent to the National Office Manager (admin@theasm.com.au)

Conditions of the Award

No more than ten Distinguished Service Awards shall be awarded in any one year.

Assessment

The Executive Committee will review the nominations received and place those considered acceptable and of sufficient merit in priority order.

The Executive Committee will present a summary report on nominations received and the names of up to ten recommended awardees to National Council.

Persons or organisations nominated for Distinguished Service Awards who were considered by the Executive Committee to be acceptable and of sufficient merit but who, due to award number limits, were not recommended to Council in that year, will be automatically included in the nominations for the next year. This process shall be repeated for a maximum of three years. At the end of this three year period, a fresh nomination will be required if consideration is to be continued.

Closing Date for nominations: 30 November of any year

Acknowledgement: An acknowledgement will be emailed within 5 business days of receiving your application - if this has not been received, please contact the ASM National Office - Tel: 1300 656 423

Previous Award Winners

2016

Chris Ossowicz, SA Pathology, SA/NT
Danilla Grando, RMIT University, VIC
Fran Morey, Western Diagnostic Pathology, SA/NT
Sue Coloe, VIDRL, VIC 

2015

Andrew Butcher
Louise Roddam
Mohammed Katouli
David Dickeson, 
Harsha Sheorey
Diane Lightfoot

2014

Stephen Davis

2013

Peter Timms & Sylvia Kirov 

2012
William Crozier & Peter Traynor

2011
Sue Cornish, Enzo Palombo, Tony Marshall & Hatch Stokes

2009
Pat Blackall, Ailsa Hocking, Keryn Christiansen, Lee Smyth, Robyn Wood & Tony Della-Porta

2007
Julian Rood

2004
Janine Elliott & Trevor Duxbury

2003
Lyn Gilbert

2001
Adran Lee

2000
Helen Roberts & Jan Lanser

1999
John Mackenzie & Derk Groo-Obbink

1998
Joan Eyles

1996
Lorraine Broussard

1994
Kerry Cox

1992
John Finlay-Jones & Valerie Asche & John Pitt

1991
Peter Wood

1990
Ian Cheyen & Ian Griffith

1989
H Geoffrey Stevens