This award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of research ethics, "who have mastered the large body of information, have applied sound analytical methods to the resolution of particular problems and sound critical methods to the resolutions proposed by themselves or others, have synthesized their findings and those of others into new comprehensive accounts of the field, and have effectively communicated the fruits of their efforts to others." The award provides recognition by PRIM&R for those whose work has been seminal, exemplary, and the embodiment of a commitment to advancing research ethics.
Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include:2016 - Bernard Rollin2013 - Joan Rachlin 2011 - Ruth R. Faden and Tom L. Beauchamp 2009 - Albert Jonsen 2005 - Robert Levine 2003 - Charles McCarthy 2001 - Jay Katz
The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was established in 1996 to honor the exceptional accomplishments of deserving PRIM&R members. Candidates for the DSA have made a significant impact in the field of research ethics, and have attained distinction in promoting the purpose and ideals of the organization through writing, teaching, or research.
Past recipients of the Distinguished Service Award include: 2014 - Paula Knudson 2012 - Mary Jo "MJ" Shepherd 2011 - Ivor Pritchard 2010 - Yvonne Higgins 2009 - Charlotte Coley 2008 - Jeremy Sugarman 2006 - Bonnie M. Lee 2005 - Ernest Prentice 2003 - Gary Chadwick and Susan Kornetsky 2002 - Joan Rachlin 2001 - Karen Hansen 2000 - Robert Nelson 1999 - Marky Pitts and Molly Greene 1998 - Ada Sue Selwitz 1997 - David Bernhardt 1996 - Helen McGough
The ARENA Legacy Award (ALA) was developed to honor not only the chosen individual(s), but also to honor the living legacy created by the Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA), which was the membership division of PRIM&R from 1986 to 2006. One of ARENA's many important contributions was to encourage the advancement of those individuals working in the field, in order to promote professional excellence and ultimately contribute to a more ethical research enterprise. The ALA is intended to keep those ideals alive by honoring individuals who both embody and consistently foster professional leadership, education, and mentoring.
Past recipients of the ARENA Legacy Award include:2016 - Patricia MacCubbin 2015 - Karen Hale 2014 - Susie Hoffman 2013 - Dan Nelson 2012 - Susan Delano 2011 - Gigi McMillan 2010 - Jeff Cooper 2009 - Jeff Cohen 2008 - William Freeman 2007 - Elizabeth Bankert 2006 - Marky Pitts
In 2005, PRIM&R was honored to recognize the notable achievements of four individuals who played critical roles in the founding of both PRIM&R and ARENA. Their leadership, dedication, and wisdom were, and continue to be, instrumental in our growth and success.
The recipients of the Founders Award were:Joseph ByrneSanford ChodoshNatalie ReatigBarbara Stanley
Special Service Award
The Special Service Award was intended "to recognize exemplary individuals who have made a valuable contribution to the goals of our organization and whose achievements promote the ethical conduct of research." Recipients of the Special Service Award were members or non-members who made short-term, but vital, contributions to our organization and/or to the field of applied research ethics for human or animal research. (This award was replaced by the ARENA Legacy Award in 2006.)
Recipients of the Special Service Award were: Dale Hammerschmidt (2005), Dan Nelson (2003), Gary Ellis (2000)
The purpose of this award was to allow the ARENA President to recognize an individual who had made a valuable contribution to the ARENA Council, but whom was not necessarily an ARENA member. The award was made once in 2002 to Paul W. Goebel, Jr.
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