Space Life Science

Call for nominations for ASGSB awards

By Keith Cowing
August 31, 2006

“The 2006 Annual Meeting is coming up soon (November 2-5)*, and we look forward to recognizing our most outstanding members at the Annual Meeting with the Society’s traditional four awards.”

The deadline for nominations for the 2006 ASGSB awards is 5:00 PM PDT, October 1. Nominations for any of the following awards should be accompanied by the name, professional address, and short CV, along with a paragraph outlining why the candidate is particularly deserving of the award. The most direct mechanism for submission is by e-mail to Dr. Emily Holton, Chair, Awards Committee ([email protected]).

The ASGSB Founder’s Award is given to persons who have made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of space and gravitational biology

The Thora W. Halstead Young Investigator’s Award was established in 1994 to honor a young scientist who exemplifies Thora’s drive and enthusiasm for science, and who has made significant contributions to the field of space biology.

The Orr E. Reynolds Distinguished Service Award is for distinguished service to the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology.

The Linda D. Barber Award for the Best Research Associate Publication was established at the 1995 Annual meeting to honor Linda for her years of dedication to the Research Associates Program. At the 1995 meeting, Linda was given a special award from ASGSB to honor her outstanding contributions and dedication to the NASA Space Biology Research Associate program. Her personal interest and emotional support for all the Program participants nurtured the comradeship that exists within the Program. Linda served from 1980, the beginning of the Program, until 1995, as Administrative Research Assistant. This award is given annually to a NASA Space Biology Research Associate for excellence in the preparation of a peer-reviewed paper.

The past recipients of each of these awards are listed on Page 8 of the Spring 2006 ASGSB Newsletter (Vol. 22, No. 2), available electronically at

Emily Morey-Holton, Ph.D.
Emeritus Staff Scientist for the Life Science Division
M/S 236-7
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
Phone: 650/604-5471
Fax: 650/604-3159
Email: [email protected]

*For more information about the 2006 Annual Meeting, in Arlington, VA, see the Spring newsletter. You can find a registration form here:

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