International Society for Aerosols in Medicine

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 2016/2017 Awards


The Career Achievement Award is presented to a senior investigator whose body of work demonstrates a lifetime of outstanding achievement in aerosol science. The nomination should clearly describe the role that the individual's work has played in advancing the field of aerosols in medicine. The nominee does not have to be a member of ISAM. (Deadline: 1 March 2017)


The Thomas T. Mercer Award, jointly sponsored by ISAM and AAAR, is based on the achievement of excellence in the field of medicinal aerosols and inhalable materials. No other qualifications are required of the recipient. Any member of ISAM or AAAR may make nominations. Membership in either ISAM or AAAR is not required of the nominee. (Deadline: 1 March 2017). A completed nomination form (click on 'form' to open a Word document) can be sent or emailed to the ISAM office.


The Young Investigator award is given to a scientist who will not be older than 40 years of age in 2016 and who has made significant contributions to the field of aerosols in medicine. The nomination should summarize the contributions of the candidate to the field. The nominee must be a member of ISAM. (Deadline: 1 March 2017)


The Student Research Award is given to an investigator who is currently a full-time student enrolled in an M.D., Ph.D. or Masters program and has demonstrated outstanding independent research in the field of aerosols. Competition for this award is part of the biennial ISAM Congress. In addition to a cash award, the 1st place winner will be sponsored to the ISAM 2017 Congress and will commit to publish part of his/her work in the Journal of Aerosol Medicine. A second and third place winner will each be reimbursed for their travel expenses to the Congress. The nominee does not have to be a member of ISAM.


For the Career Achievement, TT Mercer and Young Investigator Awards, the nominator must send a letter of nomination, at least two supporting letters, and a current curriculum vita for the nominee. Previous nominations not awarded will require re-nomination. The nominee cannot be a member of any of the awards committees.

For the Student Research Award, only a single letter of nomination from the nominee's academic supervisor is required. This letter of nomination should be accompanied by an abstract summary of the nominee's research, using the form that is required for submission of abstracts to the ISAM Congress. If the nominee submits the same abstract for consideration of inclusion in the Congress program, they should check the box on the abstract form that indicates that it has been nominated for the Student Research Award. The deadline for the nomination is the same as the abstract submission deadline for the Congress.

The deadline for all nominations is 1 March 2017. All materials should be sent in a single package to Philip Kuehl (Chair, ISAM Awards Committee) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the deadline with the subject line to read ‘2017 ISAM award nomination’.


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