Meeting Information

Annual Meeting Awards

Narsingh Agnish Fellowship

This Fellowship was established to recognize Dr. Narsingh Agnish's contributions to the Society, particularly to the implementation of the Education Course. The fellowship is awarded to a long-standing Society member who has made a major contribution to education in the field of teratology or a related discipline.


Josef Warkany Lecturer

This award recognizes Josef Warkany’s contributions to the Society. Dr. Warkany was the first person to demonstrate that exposures to environmental chemicals are responsible for production of congenital malformation. His early studies culminated in the formulation of the scientific principles of teratology. This award recognizes a scientist who has significantly contributed to the field of teratology over his/her career.


F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award

This award honors F. Clarke Fraser, one of the founding members of the Society, for his many contributions to the field of developmental toxicology.


James G. Wilson Publication Award

This award is presented in recognition of the best paper accepted or published in the Society’s journal Birth Defects Research. The dual purpose of the award is to provide recognition to the authors of the best paper and to encourage authors trained in various disciplines to submit high-quality papers to Birth Defects Research.


Patricia Rodier Mid-Career Award in Research and Mentoring

This award honors the legacy of Dr. Patricia Rodier, a past President of the Developmental Neurotoxicology Society and a Council member of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. The purpose of the award is to recognize a mid-career individual who has demonstrated successful independent research in neurobehavioral teratology, birth defects, or other related fields involving the central nervous system; and has demonstrated a commitment to mentorship of students, postdoctoral fellows, young investigators, and/or trainees.

Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Innovator Award

This award recognizes innovative and translational research at the intersection of at least two of the following areas: basic science, new technologies, clinical research, policy, and outreach. The award is presented during the Business Meeting. The finalists (senior authors or his/her designees) for the award will give presentations related to their research. It is intended that the presentations will serve as a demonstration of cutting edge developmental/birth defects research. 


Robert L. Brent Lecture

This award recognizes Robert L. Brent’s contributions to the Society, particularly to the implementation of the “Teratogen Update.” The purpose of the Robert L. Brent Lecture is to facilitate the discussion of new and old teratogens during the Annual Meeting.


Birth Defects Research Distinguished Scholar Awards

The awards recognize senior authors for the importance, impact, and relevance of their published works in the field of birth defects research. The dual purpose of the award is to provide recognition to the authors of high impact papers and to encourage authors trained in various disciplines to submit high quality papers to the Society’s journal Birth Defects Research.


Edward W. Carney Trainee Award

This award supports graduate student or postdoctoral scholar travel to meetings that offer significant educational opportunities in the field of reproductive and developmental toxicology, such as the annual meetings of the Society of Toxicology and the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention.


Edward W. Carney Distinguished Service Award

This award honors Edward W. Carney, Past President of the Society, for his exemplary dedication and service to the Society and the field. The Edward W. Carney Distinguished Service Award will recognize an individual who has provided distinguished service to the Society.



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