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ICLAS Awards

An overview of al ICLAS Awards

The Mühlbock-Nomura Award

The Mühlbock Award was the oldest and most prestigious recognition that ICLAS conferred. It was named after a renowned scientist and one of the early fathers of ICLAS, Professor O.F.E. Mühlbock of the Netherlands. Since 1988, the Award has been conferred at each General Assembly on a number of distinguished scientists, including a Nobel laureate, all of whom supported the value of using high quality, genetically and microbiologically-defined laboratory animals in research. In 2013 the award was renamed as the “Mühlbock-Nomura Award” in recognition of the contribution made by Dr. Tatsuji Nomura both to ICLAS and in the field of laboratory animal quality.


Previous awardees:

  • 2019 Prof. Lela K. riley, PhD & William R. Shek, DVM, Phd
  • 2015 Mamoru Ito, (Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Kawaskai, Japan)
  • 2011- Anita Aperia, (Karolinska Institute, Sweden). A top scientist in kidney research.
  • 2007 – Dr Edouardo Moacyr Krieger. An influential Brazilian physician, physiologist and scientific leader.
  • 2003-  Dr Jean-Louis Guénet  (Head of the Mammalian Genetics Unit at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France).
  • 1999- Peter C. Doherty. Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1996 for discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence.
  • 1990-  Bennet J. Cohen. Key in the founding of some of the most important laboratory animal science organizations including AAALAC International (he was the first Chairman of AAALAC’s Council on Accreditations), AALAS, and ACLAM
  • 1988- Tatsuji Nomura. One of the first promoters of health status and genetic definition of laboratory animals.

The Bennet J Cohen Award

The Bennet Cohen Award was created to recognize an individual who has achieved prominence in promoting and advancing the “three Rs” of reduction, refinement and replacement in the use of laboratory animals in research, teaching and testing, first described in 1959 by Russell and Burch.

Since 1995, the award has been presented at each General Assembly to the following:

  • 2019: Dr. David Mellor
  • 2015: Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, (McGill University, Montreal, Canada).
  • 2011: John Miller, (Executive Director, AAALAC, International).
  • 2007: Prof. Paul Flecknell, (Professor/Director Comparative Biology Centre, Medical School, University of Newcastle).
  • 2003: Dr Harry Rowsell (Executive Director of the Canadian Council on Animal Care, Canada, 1968-1992).
  • 1999: Prof Bert van Zutphen (Director of the fisrt Laboratory Animal Science Department in Europe, in Utrecht University).

Marie Coates Award

(previously called the Outstanding Service Award)
The Outstanding Service Award was created to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding commitment to ICLAS and its programs. In 2005, the award was renamed as the “Marie Coates Award” in recognition of Dr Marie Coates’s pioneering work in gnotobiology, and laboratory animal health and quality.

The award is not routinely presented at ICLAS General Assemblies. Since 2003, there have been two awardees, as follows:

  • 2005 Dr. Tatsuji Nomura (Japan)
  • 2003- Steven P. Pakes (USA)  (1991-1995 ICLAS Governing Board Member;
  • 1995-1999 Secretary General of ICLAS; 1999-2003 President of ICLAS)

Awardees

2019

Prof. Lela K. Riley, PhD

Mühlbock-Nomura Award

William R. Shek, DVM, PhD

Mühlbock-Nomura Award

2015

Dr. Jeffrey Mogil

Dr. Jeffrey Mogil was awarded the 2015 Bennet Cohen Award in Montreal, Canada. In the picture: Dr. Patri Vergara (ICLAS President); Dr. Jeffrey Mogil; and Cindy Pekow (ICLAS Secretary General).

 
 

Dr. Mamoru Ito

Dr. Mamoru Ito was awarded the 2015 Mühlbock Nomura Award in Montreal, Canada. In the picture: Ryuta Nomura (son of Dr, Nomura giving name to the Award); Dr. Cindy Peckow (ICLAS Secretary General); Dr. Mamoru Ito; Dr. Patri Vergara (ICLAS President); and Dr. Naoko Kagiyama (ICLAS VicePresident)

2007

Prof. Paul Flecknell

The Bennet Cohen Award

Dr Edouardo Moacyr Krieger

The Mühlbock-Nomura Award

2005

Dr. Tatsuji Nomura (Japan)

Marie Coates Award
Dr. Nomura and Dr. Demers (Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 25, 2005.)

2003

Dr Steven P. Pakes (USA)

Outstanding Service Award

1991-1995 ICLAS Governing Board Member
1995-1999 Secretary General of ICLAS
1999-2003 President of ICLAS

For 12 years of Outstanding Commitment to the
International Council for Laboratory Animal Science and its Programs



Dr Harry Rowsell

Executive Director of the Canadian Council on Animal Care, Canada, 1968-1992

The Bennet Cohen Award was created to recognize an individual that have acheived prominence in promoting and advancing the “three Rs” of reduction, refinement and replacement in the use of laboratory animals in research, teaching and testing, first described in 1959 by Russell and Burch.


Dr Jean-Louis Guénet

The Mühlbock Award is the oldest and most prestigious recognition that ICLAS confers. It is named after a renowned scientist and one of the early fathers of ICLAS, Professor O.F.E. Mühlbock of the Netherlands. The Award has been previously conferred upon many distinguished scientists, including a Nobel laureate, all of whom supported the value of using high quality, genetically and microbiologically-defined laboratory animals in research.