Minnesota AALAS Annual Awards

Do you know someone who is a strong worker in laboratory animal science? Someone who gets involved and inspires others? Someone who constantly strives to improve themselves, their work or their jobsite? Well, you may know our next award winners!

Technician of the Year: 

The nominee demonstrates a positive attitude and dedicated approach to the betterment of animal care through technical performance and education and participates in the AALAS Certification process at the ALAT or LAT level. this person may also assist in training of fellow technicians, promote and participate in continuing animal care related education, suggests ideas to alleviate animal distress, enhance facility management, and decrease animal numbers. The award consists of a plaque and a cash honorarium. 


Technologist of the Year: 

The nominee demonstrates outstanding accomplishments in administration, education, or support programs related to the care, quality, or humane treatment of animals used in biomedical research and participates in the AALAS Certification process at the LATG level. The nomination should review accomplishments in improving the quality of care and use in animal research  The award consists of a plaque and a cash honorarium. 

Patrick J. Manning Award:

This award is in memory of the late Patrick J. Manning, director of Research Animal Resources at the University of Minnesota from 1974 to 1994. He was active in both National and Minnesota Branch AALAS and a leader in Laboratory Animal Medicine. The nominee is dedicated to the field of laboratory animal science and its betterment, with a special commitment to the local branch and its membership. This commitment and support can include, but is not limited to: local branch support and promotion (including activity on the board or committees); attending local programs; encouraging others to become active AALAS members; supporting AALAS education; providing certification training ; and contributing time and/or money to the local branch. The award consists of a plaque and a cash honorarium.

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