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AIBS honors outstanding contributions to the biological sciences
Date:4/30/2008

WASHINGTON, DCEach year the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) awards eminent individuals or groups for outstanding contributions to the biological sciences. The AIBS Board of Directors and Awards Committee are pleased to announce the following award winners for 2008:

  • Distinguished Scientist Award: Terry L. Yates, University of New Mexico (posthumous)
  • Outstanding Service Award: David E. Blockstein, National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Education Award: Eric Klopfer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Presidents Citation Award: Ira Flatow, NPRs Talk of the Nation: Science Friday
  • Past-President's Award: Douglas J. Futuyma, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Media Award: Michelle Nijhuis, High Country News

The awards will be presented on May 12 at the AIBS Annual Meeting, Climate, Environment, and Infectious Diseases, during a ceremony to be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia.

AIBS President Rita Colwell and Executive Director Richard OGrady said in a joint statement: We are pleased to honor these dedicated and talented individuals. From a variety of backgrounds, they have all made significant positive contributions to the field of biology.

Below are brief descriptions of the award winners:

Terry L. Yates will posthumously receive the Distinguished Scientist Award, presented to individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to the biological sciences. At the time of his death in December 2007, Yates was vice president for research and economic development at the University of New Mexico (UNM), as well as curator of genomic resources for UNMs Museum of Southwestern Biology. He served as president of the Natural Science Collections Alliance from 20042007 where he worked tirelessly on the national stage to increase awareness of the vitall
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American Institute of Biological Sciences
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