Annual Awards

The Research Society on Alcoholism presents 6 annual awards,
plus the Lifetime Achievement Award when a qualified nomination is received.


Information and previous recipients of each are below.

 

Requests for nominations, including criteria, are posted, in October, on our website

under the meeting button – the deadline for nominations is January 31.

Honor your deserving colleagues with an RSA AWARD – being RECOGNIZED
by your peers is the best form of thanks! Don’t let a little paperwork stop you –
qualified nominations are carried over to subsequent years.

 

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RSA Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes a person with who has had a long, balanced career including contributions to alcohol research, training, service and advocacy. These contributions (whether they have been in research, policy, leadership or administrative) must have had a lasting impact on the alcohol research field.

Nominations for this award are accepted from members only. Non-members nominated will be considered but are not encouraged. All scientists except the immediate-past president and the current president, secretary and treasurer of the Research Society on Alcoholism are eligible. Past RSA Distinguished Researcher Awardees are eligible once 5 years have passed since receipt of the award.

Recipients of this award receive a plaque and cash award at the annual meeting.

Previous recipients of this award are:

Thomas Turner (1996)
Harold Holder (2005)
Enoch Gordis (2006)
Steven W. Leslie (2007)
Robert Voas (2008)
Victor Hesselbrock (2010)
Arthur Cederbaum (2011)
Floyd Bloom (2012)
Ting-Kai Li (2013)
Kenneth Warren (2014)

 

 

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RSA Distinguished Researcher Award

This award recognizes a senior researcher who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the alcohol field. The recipient will have demonstrated a sustained long-term commitment to conducting alcohol research and have a substantial record of publication in the field.

All scientists except the immediate-past president and the current president, secretary and treasurer of the Research Society on Alcoholism are eligible.

Nominations will be accepted from RSA members only. Non-members nominated will be considered but are not encouraged. The award will alternate between psychosocial: sociological and clinical research (even years) and biomedical: basic and biological human research (odd years) awardees.

Recipients of this award receive a plaque and cash award at the annual meeting and present a plenary during meeting of the year awarded.

Previous recipients of this award are:

Charles S. Lieber (1980)
Dora Goldstein (1981)
Ting-Kai Li (1982)
Harold Kalant (1983)
Richard A. Deitrich (1984)
David H. Van Thiel (1985)
Marcus A. Rothschild (1986)
Steven Schenker (1987)
Boris Tabakoff (1988)
Jack Mendelson /
  Nancy K. Mello (1989)

Yedy Israel (1990)
Lawrence Lumeng (1991)
Henri Begleiter (1992)
Marc A. Schuckit (1993)
Ivan Diamond (1994)
Nelson Butters (1995)
John Crabbe (1996)
Oscar Parsons (1997)
Carrie Randall (1998)
R. Adron Harris (1999)
Herman H. Samson (2000)

James West /
  V. Gene Erwin (2001)
George Koob (2002)
Andrew Heath (2003)
G. Alan Marlatt (2004)
Edward Riley (2005)
Peter Monti (2006)
Fulton T. Crews (2007)
Kenneth Sher (2008)
Howard Edenberg (2009)
Robert Zucker (2010)

Adolf Pfefferbaum / Edith V. Sullivan (2011)
Richard Saitz (2012)
Paula Hoffman (2013)
Cindy Ehlers (2014)

 

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RSA Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes a young investigator who has demonstrated research excellence, potential to be a future leader and a commitment to the alcohol field.

Nominations for this award are accepted from members only. Nominees must be active in alcohol research and be an RSA member. Recipients of this award receive a plaque and cash award at the annual meeting and present a plenary during the following year’s meeting.

Previous recipients of this award are:

Kenneth Sher (1988)
David Crabb (1989)
Judith Gavaler (1990)
Tamara Phillips (1991)
David Lovinger (1992)
Laura E. Nagy (1993)
Richard Morrisett (1994)
Deborah Finn (1995)
Clyde W. Hodge (1996)

Kari Buck (1997)
Lee Ann Kaskutas (1998)
S. John Mihic (1999)
Amanda Roberts (2000)
Jeffrey Weiner (2001)
Douglas Matthews (2002)
Robert Meyers (2003)
Gavin Arteel (2004)
Marisa Roberto (2005)

Kristina Jackson (2006)
Karen K. Szumlinski (2007)
Kimberly Nixon (2008)
Sherry McKee (2009)
Danielle Dick (2010)
Marisa Silveri (2011)
Bonnie Nagel (2012)
Thomas Kash (2013)
James Mackillop / Lara Ray (2014)

 

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Henri Begleiter Excellence in Research Award

Nominations for this award are accepted from members only – but members or non-members can be nominated. Recipients of this award receive a plaque and cash award at the annual meeting. This award is given to an individual demonstrating innovation or creativity and excellence in their research and/or someone whose work has a major impact on the field.

Previous recipients of this award:

Ting-Kai Li (2007, plaque only)
Adolf Pfefferbaum (2008)
Clive Harper (2009)
Jan Hoek (2010)
Marlene Oscar Berman (2011)
Linda Spear (2012)
Kathleen Grant (2013)
George Fein (2014)

 

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RSA Seixas Award For Service

The RSA Board of Directors selects the recipient of this award. Nominations are accepted from the membership but are not solicited. Recipients of this award receive a plaque and watch at the annual meeting. The recipient of the Seixas Award is confidential until the meeting.

Previous recipients of this award are:

Stephen Long (1988)
James Beard / Fenton Isaacson (1989)
Marcus Rothschild (1990)
Carlton K. Erickson (1991)
Charles S. Lieber (1992)
Ting-Kai Li (1993)
Kenneth Warren (1994)
Henri Begleiter (1995)
Enoch Gordis (1996)

Richard Deitrich (1997)
Ernestine Vanderveen (1998)
Michael Charness /
Nancy Day (1999)
Samir Zakhari (2000)
Faye Calhoun (2001)
Albert Pawlowski (2002)
Richard Fuller (2003)
Andrea Mitchell (2004)

Marc Schuckit (2005)
Sara Jo Nixon (2006)
Mack C. Mitchell (2007)
Kenneth Taylor (posthumously)/
    Anna Taylor (2008)
Antonio Noronha (2009)
R. Adron Harris (2010)
Edward Riley (2011)
John Crabbe (2012)

Robert Huebner (2013)
Ivan Diamond (2014)

 

 

 

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RSA Marlatt Mentorship Award

This award recognizes an individual whose mentoring of young researchers in the alcohol research field is demonstrated to be exceptional and, therefore, should be recognized by his/her peers.

Nominations for this award are accepted from members only. Nominees must be active in alcohol research and be an RSA member. Recipients of this award receive a plaque and cash award at the annual meeting.

Previous recipients of this award are:

George Koob / Kenneth Sher (2012)
Peter Monti (2013)
Sandra Brown (2014)

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RSA Media (formerly Journalism) Award

Nominations are accepted from RSA members only and can be for a single person or a group of people. This award is designed to recognize outstanding journalistic efforts (“journalism” in the broadest sense) of writers who cover empirical research on alcohol. The committee wishes to recognize the ability of science writers to expertly interpret difficult-to-understand scientific findings for a broad audience of non-scientists. The contribution can be in a wide variety of formats, including print, film, video, and web publishing. Recipients of this award receive a plaque. They also receive a travel stipend if they attend the annual meeting.

Previous recipients of this award are:

Eric Newhouse (2000)
Sherry Wasilow-Mueller (2001)
Hattie Bernstein (2002)
Anne Fletcher (2003)
Liz Scott (2004)
Bert Pluymen (2005)

Fraser Lang (2006)
John T. O’Neill (2007)
Barrett Seaman (2008)
Tara Parker-Pope (2009)
Iain Gately (2010)
Laura Hambleton (2011)
Ken Burns (2012)
John Gatins (2013)
Ann Dowsett Johnston (2014)

 

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