Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award and Symposium in Virology

Dr. Norman P. SalzmanThe Dr. Norman P. Salzman Memorial Fund was established in 1999 to present the annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Award in Virology to an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow or Clinical Fellow working in the field of virology at the NIH, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or Leidos community. The Symposium and Award are hosted by the FNIH and the NIH Virology Interest Group. The symposium highlights current research of eminent extramural and NIH intramural virologists.

The Fund was established by Dr. Salzman’s family, colleagues and friends to remember the legacy of this noted pioneer in molecular biology and respected member of the NIH research community. Dr. Salzman's career spanned 40 years in virology research and he was among the first to characterize viral mRNAs and to visualize replicating viral DNA. Dr. Salzman’s achievements in virology are paralleled by the recognition that his laboratory was a training ground for many young scientists, several of whom have gone went on to become important researchers on an international scale.

The award recipient will be expected to give a 20-minute presentation based on the award-winning abstract. The symposium will also feature four prominent speakers in the field of virology with a luncheon reception to follow.

The 19th Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award and Symposium in Virology
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, NIH Clinical Center (Building 10), 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814

 

 

2017 Norman P. Salzman Virology Symposium Speakers:

  • Michel Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D., HHMI Investigator and Ralph Steinman Professor, Rockefeller University. “Antibodies in HIV-1 Prevention and Therapy”
  • Mary K. Estes, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor, Baylor College of Medicine. “Translating Stem Cell Biology to Understand Human Gastrointestinal Virus Infection”
  • W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., John Snow Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. “Microbe Hunting in Acute and Chronic Disease”
  • Alasdair Steven, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, NIAMS, NIH. “Herpesvirus Capsid Assembly and Maturation”

Goals

  • Present the annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Award in Virology to an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow or Clinical Fellow working in the field of virology within the intramural NIH, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research or Leidos community.
  • Honor Dr. Salzman's 40-year career in virology research and his accomplishments in mentoring of young scientists.

Results & Accomplishments

2016 Salzman Award Recipients:

The 2016 award was presented to the following two researchers in November 2016. Read the program here.

Dr. McGavernDorian McGavern, Ph.D., Chief, Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Dr. McGavern’s research team investigates how the innate and adaptive immune systems participate in different neurological disorders such as meningitis, encephalitis, cerebral malaria and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Following an academic appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbial Sciences at The Scripps Research Institute, Dr. McGavern joined the NINDS in March 2009. He is the recipient of the prestigious Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation Award and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award.

 

Dr. MosemanAshley Moseman, Ph.D., Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Dr. Moseman earned a Ph.D. in Immunology from Harvard University under the supervision of Dr. Ulrich von Andrian. Since joining the laboratory of Dr. Dorian Mcgavern at the NINDS in 2012, he has sought to understand the factors regulating the development of neutralizing humoral responses to chronic viral infection, as well as how the central nervous system prevents and combats cytopathic viral infections.

Salzman Award Recipients:

2016:  Ashley Moseman and Dorian McGavern, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
2015:  Christina Guzzo, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Elisavet Serti, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
2014:  Darryl Falzarano, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories
2013:  Rachel Schowalter, National Cancer Institute
2012:  Jason McLellan, VRC, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
2011:  Tobias Paprotka, National Cancer Institute Frederick
2010:  Silvia Kang, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
2009:  Yu Liang, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
2008:  Alberto Bartesaghi, National Cancer Institute
2007:  Adriano Boasso, National Cancer Institute, with Special Recognition of Audray Harris, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
2006:  Christopher Buck, National Cancer Institute
2005:  Yamina Bennasser, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
2004:  Jason Brenchley, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
2003:  Kay Grünewald, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
2002:  Sonja Best, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories
2001:  Alonzo Garcia, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
2000:  Herman Edskes, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
1999:  Joanna Shisler, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Media

New York Times (December 22, 1997): N. P. Salzman, 71, Authority On Viruses

Support

To donate, please contact advancement@fnih.org or visit https://fnih.org/donate/general_donation.

Partners

Family, colleagues and friends of Dr. Salzman

NIH Virology Interest Group

Contacts

Please contact the Advancement Office for more information at advancement@fnih.org or 301-402-4976.