Given in memory of Alexander Sonnenwirth, Ph.D., this award recognizes a distinguished microbiologist for the promotion of innovation in clinical laboratory science, dedication to ASM, and the advancement of clinical microbiology as a profession.
The nominee must be a microbiologist identified with clinical microbiology.
A cash prize of $2,000, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting where the laureate will deliver the bioMérieux Sonnenwirth Award lecture.
Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominating form and two supporting forms are accepted per nomination. The two supporters must be persons other than the nominator who are familiar with the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. Only one of the three individuals involved in the nomination may be employed at the nominee's institution. The nominator and supporters must not share employers. Nominations must consist of the following:
Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.