IPA/DGUV Award for Young Exposure Scientists

About the IPA/DGUV Award for Young Exposure Scientists

This award, new in 2009 and formerly called the DGUV/BGFA Award, is to foster research in exposure areas with linkages to biomonitoring for superior doctoral students working on their dissertation or in the first year postdoctoral experience and whose doctoral field is exposure sciences, occupational/environmental health sciences, toxicology, biochemistry, biology or a related field. This award from the DGUV* Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine (IPA) was created to represent its high regard for the work of Professor Jüergen Angerer in furthering biomonitoring in exposure sciences in Europe and the rest of the world.

* The DGUV (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung – German Social Accident Insurance) is an association of accident insurance institutions. Its members insure over 70 million people against the consequences of occupational, school and commuting accidents and occupational diseases.

Award Winners

2019 Nicolas Lopez-Galvez
University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Tucson, AZ, USA
2017 Stephanie Hammel
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
2016 Marissa G. Baker
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
2015
Jacqueline Biesterbos, Ph.D. candidate
Department of Health Evidence
Radboud University
Radboud University Medical Center
Nijmegen, NL
2014
Caterina Vacchi-Suzzi, Ph.D. candidate
Department of Preventive Medicine
Stony Brook University
School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY, USA
2013
Cristina Quinn, Ph.D. candidate
Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto
Scarborough, CAN
2012
Binnian Wei, Ph.D. candidate
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institue
Rutgers University
Rutgers School of Public Health
Piscataway, NJ, USA
2011
Liesel Seryak, Ph.D. candidate
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
The Ohio State University
College of Public Health
Columbus, OH, USA
2009
Marie Frederiksen, Ph.D. candidate
Department of Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology
Aarhus University
National Environmental Research Institute
Aarhus, DEN

Criteria & Procedures

Purpose of Award
To foster research in exposure areas with linkages to biomonitoring for superior doctoral students working on their dissertation or in the first year postdoctoral experience and whose doctoral field is exposure science, occupational/environmental health sciences, toxicology, biochemistry, biology, or a related field.

Eligibility
Any person, ISES member or not, who is a doctoral student working on their dissertation or in the first year postdoctoral experience and whose doctoral field is exposure science, occupational/environmental health sciences, toxicology, biochemistry, biology, or a related field in the year in which the award is to be given, and who is not a member of the ISES Awards Committee, is eligible for this award.

Announcement Procedure
The Chair of the Awards Committee shall issue a call for nominations by means of announcements by e-mail to the membership. Generally the deadline for submission of the nominations will be in spring of the year in which the award is given. The deadline will be announced in the email to the membership.

Nominating Procedure
A nomination shall consist of a nominating letter from a current ISES member describing the contributions of the nominee to the science of human exposure science, his/her potential for making future contributions to the field, and a curriculum vitae or biographical sketch of the nominee in sufficient depth for evaluation by the ISES Awards Committee. The person submitting the nomination is required to obtain a seconding letter and is encouraged to solicit supporting letters from others familiar with the contributions of the nominee.  For questions regarding award nominations, or to nominate someone, email Tom McKone or Bert Hakkinen.

Selection Procedure
Upon close of the nominations, the Awards Committee Chair shall provide copies of all materials he/she has received to each Awards Committee member for review. The Awards Committee Chair, with the approval of the President, may appoint an ad hoc committee member (possibly European) with expertise in biomonitoring to assist in its determination of a winner. Each committee member shall evaluate the candidates based on the materials supplied and on published papers. Criteria for evaluation should include (1) scientific quality of publications; (2) significance of the nominee’s research to the field of exposure analysis; and (3) the nominee’s potential for making future contributions to the science of exposure analysis.

If there are several qualified candidates, the forced ranking polling procedure will be used to select the winner[1]. That is, the list of the candidates considered qualified by the Awards Committee will be provided to each member of the Awards Committee who will rank the qualified candidates (e.g., 1 through n, with 1 the highest rank) and provide the ranking to the Chair for tally. The Chair will then sum the score for each candidate and the winner will be the candidate with the lowest score (highest rank). In the event of a tie, this procedure will be repeated for the tied candidates. In the event that there are no nominees, or that no candidate is considered outstanding, no award shall be given.

Notification Procedure
The successful candidate shall be notified by phone, e-mail and/or a letter mailed no later than two months before the annual ISES meeting. The ISES Secretary, Treasurer, and President, and the primary nominator of the candidate are notified by email.

Announcement of the Award
Once the award recipient has been notified, a short announcement should be prepared for the web site.

Presentation of the Award
The ISES President or chair of the Awards Committee will present the IPA/DGUV Award for Young Exposure Scientists at the annual ISES meeting.

Nature of the Award
The award shall consist of a plaque and 1500 Euros. The awardee may be invited to give a talk in Europe on his/her research as well.