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Hello to All:

3 of our staff members have won awards (only 6 total given out) from the New England Branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (NEBAALAS). The awards will be presented to them on Thursday, September 14th during the 2017 NEBAALAS Annual Awards and Installation Meeting, taking place on the Spirit of Boston (boat cruise).

Congratulations to Karrie Southwell for winning the Bernard F. Trum Award, the highest award from NEBAALAS

Dr. Bernard F. Trum retired from Harvard Medical School after a very distinguished career.  Dr. Trum is one of the original founders of the branch and worked hard to make it succeed.  He was president of NEBAALAS and held other offices as well.  The person nominated for the Bernard F. Trum Award should have made significant contributions to the betterment of the New England Branch, to the field of animal care and/or quality of animals used in research.  The person must be a member of the branch.

Congratulations to Jamie Wells for winning the Laboratory Animal Supervisor/Manager Award

The Laboratory Animal Supervisor/Manager Award is for facility supervisors or managers who are certified at the LATG level and have supervisory positions. The person must exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; contributed to personnel and facility management training of animal care personnel; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. The person has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.

Congratulations to Courtney Bogins for winning the Kate Sweeney Laboratory Animal Technologist Award

The Kate Sweeney Laboratory Animal Technologist Award is for technicians who are certified at the LATG level and hold animal care positions with minimal to moderate supervisory responsibility and exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training junior technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; contributed to personnel and facility management training of animal care personnel; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. The technician has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.

Please join me in congratulating them on these significant awards and the accolades from their colleagues! I am so proud of our team and winning ½ of these annual awards!

Best regards,
Scott Perkins
Senior Director, DLAM