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Member Accomplishments

SOT members are often the recipients of prestigious national and international honors from the scientific community, and we honor them for these accomplishments. If you are or know of an SOT member who has received any of the awards listed below, please email the pertinent information SOT Headquarters.

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Notable Members of National and International Science Awards

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Academy of Europe
Europe–Academia Europaea

The Academy of Europe, founded in 1988, honors those scientists and scholars as members who “collectively aim to promote learning, education, and research.” The Academy is made up of “leading experts from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics, the letters and humanities, social and cognitive sciences, economics, and the law.”In order to produce technical reports of this magnitude, the Academy collaborates with national academies of science in EU countries through the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). The goal of the Academy is to eventually obtain an advisory role for social sciences and humanities, not only for the EU, but also the Council of Europe.



     Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt
     J. Michael Bishop
     David Robert Brown
     Aaron Ciechanover
     Sir Philip Cohen
     Breimer Douwe
     Alan H Hall
     Brian Patrick Johnson
     Peter Krammer
     David Lane
     Sten Gosta Orrenius
     Paolo Preziosi
     David E Williams
     Robert L Williams
     Robert A Young


Academy of Medical Sciences Award
United Kingdom

The Academy of Medical Sciences Award is an award that is given to Fellows at the Academy of Medical Sciences in the United Kingdom based on the excellence of their science, their contributions to medicine and society, and the range of their achievements. Fellows are drawn from laboratory science, clinical academic science, dentistry, medical and nursing care, and other professions allied to medical science.



     Jeremy K Nicholson


American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
United States

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows is an honor accorded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to distinguished persons for “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications, which are scientifically or socially distinguished.” Examples of areas in which nominees may have made significant contributions are research, teaching, technology, services to professional societies, administration in academia, industry, and government, and communicating and interpreting science to the public. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.



     Bruce N Ames
     Elizabeth L Anderson
     William H Benson
     Gary P Carlson
     Lucio G Costa
     Robert J Cousins
     George P Daston
     David C Dorman
     Matthew J Doyle
     Emmanuel Farber
     Stuart Feldman
     Bernard D Goldstein
     Barbara F Hales
     Ronald W Hart
     A Wallace Hayes
     Leroy Hood
     Margaret O James
     Mark M Jones
     James P Kehrer
     Robert I Krieger
     Lois D Lehman-McKeeman
     Daniel C Liebler
     Edward J Massaro
     Donald R Mattison
     Roger O McClellan
     Charlene A McQueen
     Harihara M Mehendale
     Philip C Merker
     Mario Molina
     Daniel W Nebert
     Gilbert S Omenn
     Vassilios Papadopoulos
     Henry C Pitot, III
     Lance R Pohl
     Richard S Pollenz
     Virginia M Sanders
     I Glenn Sipes
     John J Stegeman
     Stacey Tannenbaum
     David W Threadgill
     William A Toscano
     Rao M Uppu
     Bernard M Wagner
     Cheryl Lyn Walker
     Peter G Wells
     Samuel H Wilson


Copley Medal
United Kingdom

The Copley Medal is an international scientific award given by the Royal Society of London for “outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science.” The Medal alternates between the physical sciences and the biological sciences. Given every year, the medal is the oldest Royal Society medal still awarded, and probably the oldest surviving scientific award in the world, having first been given in 1731.



     John E Walker, Sr


Grand Prix Charles-Leopold Mayer Award (French Academy of Sciences)
France

Grand Prix Charles-Leopold Mayer Award (French Academy of Sciences)



     H Robert Horvitz


Grande M├ędaille
France

The Grande Médaille of French Academy of Science was established in 1977 and is awarded annually to a researcher who has contributed in a substantial manner to the advancement of science. The prize may go to a French national or to a foreign scientist, who has contributed in some remarkable and decisive way to progress in his/her field.



     Jack H Dean (Chevalier)


Holst Medal
Netherlands

Holst Medal



     Donald E Ingber


Japan Prize
Japan

The Japan Prize is a prestigious international award presented to individuals whose original and outstanding achievements are not only scientifically impressive, but have also served to promote peace and prosperity for all mankind. The Prize is awarded by the Japan Prize Foundation. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has awarded 81 people from 13 countries.  In principle, the award is intended for a single person but small groups of researchers are also eligible. The person must be alive to be named a Japan Prize Laureate.



     Bruce N Ames
     Sang-Tae Kim


Keio Medical Science Prize
Japan

The Keio Medical Science Prize gives recognition to the outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the fields of medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine. This international prize is designed to promote worldwide advances in medicine and life sciences, to encourage the expansion of researcher networks throughout the world, and to contribute to the well-being of humankind.



     Leroy Hood


Louis Jeantet Prize
Switzerland

The Louis Jeantet Prize, was established in 1986 and is awarded annually to experienced researchers who have distinguished themselves in the field of biomedical research in Europe. The main fields of research that are promoted are physiology, biophysics, structural biology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, developmental biology and genetics. The Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine has notably supported outstanding work on immunology, virology, bacteriology, neurobiology and in clinical epidemiology. The Foundation rewards excellence. Several winners of the Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine have subsequently been distinguished by the Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine, or in chemistry.



     Sir Philip Cohen
     Alan H Hall


Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
United Kingdom

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry that recognizes distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services, as well as works with charitable and welfare organizations.



     Alan R Boobis
     Ian Kimber
     Iain F H Purchase


National Academy of Medicine
United States

The National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine is renowned for its research program, but it is also an honorific organization with more than 1,700 members and foreign associates who donate their time to put their knowledge and expertise to work for the nation's health. Each year, the full membership elects up to 65 new members and five foreign associates to the National Academy of Medicine. Members are elected for their excellence and professional achievement in a field relevant to the National Academy of Medicine's mission and for their willingness to participate actively in its work. These individuals represent not only the health care professions but also the natural, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as law, administration, engineering, and the humanities. For those at the top of their field, membership in the National Academy of Medicine reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service.



     Christopher Austin
     Bruce A Beutler
     Thomas W Clarkson
     Ronald W Estabrook
     Bernard D Goldstein
     H Robert Horvitz
     Maureen Lichtveld
     Donald R Mattison
     Roger O McClellan
     Mario Molina
     Ferid Murad
     Hebert L Needleman
     Kenneth Olden
     Gilbert S Omenn
     Sten Gosta Orrenius
     Martin A Philbert
     Kenneth S Ramos
     Jim E Riviere
     Leona D Samson
     Bernard A Schwetz
     Takashi Sugimura
     Steven Robert Tannenbaum
     Cheryl Lyn Walker
     Michael J Welsh
     Gerald N Wogan


National Medal of Science
United States

The National Medal of Science was created by statute in 1959, and is administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Awarded annually, the medal recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering.



     Bruce N Ames
     Leroy Hood


National Order of Merit
France

The National Order of Merit is an award that was founded by Charles de Gaulle in 1963 and rewards distinguished civil or military service. This order was created to avoid a too large number of members in the Order of the Legion of Honor. The Grand Master is the French President. This order has the same classes and dignities that the Legion of Honor has. SOT members who have been elected for services to sciences are:



     Jean-Roger Claude (Chevalier)
     Nancy D Claude (Chevalier)


NC3Rs Prize
England

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) NC3Rs Prize



     Donald E Ingber


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine or Chemistry
Sweden

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine or Chemistry is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. Each prize consists of a medal, personal diploma, and a cash award. A person or organization awarded the Nobel Prize is called Nobel Laureate. The word “Laureate” refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In Ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honor.




     Bruce A Beutler
     John B Gurdon
     Lee Hartwell
     H Robert Horvitz
     Mario Molina
     Ferid Murad
     John E Walker, Sr


Order of the Legion of Honor
France

The Order of the Legion of Honor was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and rewards eminent civil or military services. The Grand Master is the French President. There are three classes (chevalier or Knight, officer, and commander) and two dignities (grand officer and grand cross).



     Jack H Dean (Chevalier)


Royal Society of Chemistry
England

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public. A designation of a Fellow is granted to those with substantial career progression who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of chemical sciences. The Royal Society is supported by a worldwide network of members who carry the distinction of FRSC after their names.



     Martin A Philbert


Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Sweden

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is an independent organization whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. Among other things, the Academy seeks to be a forum where researchers can meet across subject borders to offer unique research environments, support young researchers, reward prominent contributions to research, and arrange international scientific contacts.



     Sten Gosta Orrenius


Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
Russia

The Russian Academy of Medical Sciences is a prestigious organization that is headquartered in Moscow.  The academy is composed of more than 60 research institutes and councils that span multiple areas of medicine.  Election to the academy is considered the highest honor for medical scientists in Russia.



     John A Thomas


The Lasker Awards
United States

The Lasker Awards are among the most respected science prizes in the world. Since 1945, the Awards Program has recognized the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of human disease. Lasker Awards often presage future recognition by the Nobel committee, so they have become popularly known as “America’s Nobels.” Eighty-three Lasker laureates have received the Nobel Prize, including 31 in the last two decades. The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award honors scientists whose fundamental investigations have provided techniques, information, or concepts contributing to the elimination of major causes of disability and death.



     John B Gurdon
     Lee Hartwell
     Leroy Hood


The National Academy of Sciences
United States

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is composed of approximately 2,100 members and 380 foreign associates, of whom nearly 200 have won Nobel Prizes. Members and foreign associates of the Academy are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research; election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.



     Bruce N Ames
     Bruce A Beutler
     John E Casida
     Sir Philip Cohen
     Allan H Conney
     Robert J Cousins
     Ronald W Estabrook
     James M Fujimoto
     Bruce D Hammock
     H Robert Horvitz
     Mario Molina
     Ferid Murad
     Michael J Welsh
     Gerald N Wogan