Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award
(Nominations Due October 1)

The Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award honors a distinguished microbiologist who has exhibited exemplary leadership and service in the filed of public health. The recipient will be recognized for significant achievements in integrating the science of microbiology into the practice of public health and for promoting the importance of linking these two disciplines. The recipient will be recognized for a high-level of dedication and commitment to both disciplines.

This award, supported by Gen-Probe, has been established in memory of J. Mehnsen Joseph, Ph.D., who dedicated his life toward the achievement of both microbiology and public health

Click here for information on previous Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award winners.

Eligibility Criteria
Nominees must be a microbiologist identified with public health.

Cash prize of $2,000, a commemorative piece, and a $2,000 travel stipend to attend the ASM General Meeting where the lecturer serves as the Division Y (Public Health) Lecturer. Award laureate and nominator are honored guests at the ASM Awards banquet.

ASM awards are granted at the discretion of the award selection committees and may not be awarded every year. The winner will be announced in Microbe.

Nominations must be received by October 1. All nomination materials must be submitted electronically and all nominations will be considered without updating for 3 years. Nomination materials will not be returned and must consist of the following:

-Letter of nomination. Describe the nominee’s leadership and service in the filed of public health.
-Curriculum vitae. Including a list of the nominee’s publications.
-Two supporting letters. Letters of support must come from persons, other than the nominator, who are familiar with the nominee’s qualifications and accomplishments. No more than one of the three letters may be from the nominee’s institution, nor from the same institution.

How to Submit Nominations
-E-mail the letter of nomination.
-E-mail nominee’s C.V.
-Ask two supporters to e-mail their letters.
-E-mail all materials to

For more information on the Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award, please refer to the following ASM webpage:

The Public Health Division (Division Y) Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award Selection Committee, August 2010

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