Nominations Sought for 2014 SRA Awards

SRA awards in five categories plus the Sigma Xi distinguished lectureship and new SRA Fellow designations are now open for nominations, due May 1.

The complete text of SRA's letter to the membership follows:

Dear Colleague,

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 SRA Awards in the following categories:

1.       The Distinguished Achievement Award, which shall be awarded to any person for extraordinary achievement in science or public policy relating to risk analysis.

2.       The Distinguished Educator Award, which shall be awarded annually to that teacher, author, or mentor who has contributed substantially to the training of new experts in risk analysis.

3.       The Outstanding Practitioner Award, which shall be awarded to a member for outstanding risk analysis practice. This award typically alternates between recognizing public and private practitioners.

4.       The Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award, which shall be awarded to any member age 40 years or younger for outstanding achievement in science or public policy relating to risk analysis and exceptional promise for continued contributions to risk analysis.

5.       The Richard J. Burk Outstanding Service Award, which shall be awarded to a member of the Society for extraordinary service to the Society that deserves special recognition.

6.       Society for Risk Analysis/Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer which is awarded to a prominent member of the Society.  The recipient will be promoted for periodic lectureship through the Sigma Xi organization.

7.       Fellows, who shall include all former Presidents of the Society and up to one percent of the Society members per year who are selected based upon substantial achievement in science or public policy relating to risk analysis and substantial service to the Society

Members are encouraged to send nominations to Past-President, Rachel Davidson(rdavidso@udel.edu) by May 1, 2014. Nominations should include name and content information for the nominee, award for which he/she is nominated, and any supporting information indicating why the nominee would be a strong candidate for the award.

The award descriptions and past winners are listed on the website (http://www.sra.org/awards and http://www.sra.org/fellows-society ).

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