Award Lectures

ASM congratulates the 2014 General Meeting Award laureates and encourages asm2014 attendees to come and listen to their award lectures.

Award lecturers at asm2014 have been incorporated into sessions within the meeting’s scientific program, unless otherwise noted. Below you will find details on each award laureate, as well as information on the session containing the award lecture. 


ABBOTT-Yarchoan     Abbot Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology (and Division V Lecture)
Session Title: Should I Still be Ordering Serology for That?
Presentation Title: HIV-Related Malignancies: Diseases at the Crossroads of Virology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
Sunday, May 18 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
ASM-LIFETIME-Curtiss ASM Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by AbbVie)
ROY CURTISS; III; Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ
Session Title:  Farm to Table Microbiology
Presentation Title: The Atlantic Ocean via Tomato, Chicken, and Microbial Genetics to Global Health: The Impact of Luck and Mentors
Monday, May 19 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
ABMM-Gilligan ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award
PETER GILLIGAN; Univ. of North Carolina Hosp., Chapel Hill, NC
Session Title: Fecal Microbiota Transplants and Competing Organisms: From Practical to Practice to Promise
Presentation Title: Best Thoughts and Continuous Study: The Intersection of Clinical Care and Research
Sunday, May 18 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
BD-Caliendo BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology (and Division C Lecture)
ANGELA CALIENDO; Emory Univ. Hosp., Atlanta, GA
Session Title: Era of Microbiology Laboratory Consolidation: Approaches, Challenges, Considerations
Presentation Title: Coming Soon
Monday, May 19 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
BIOMERIEUX-Larone bioMérieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology
DAVISE LARONE; Cornell Med. Ctr., New York, NY
Session Title: System-Based Strategies for Laboratory Diagnosis and Therapeutics of Invasive Fungal Infections: Where Art Thou?
Presentation Title: Coming Soon
Tuesday, May 20 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
CARSKI-Suchman Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (and Division W Lecture)
ERICA SUCHMAN; Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO
Session Title: NextGen Microbiologist
Presentation Title: Teaching Your Students to Think Like a Microbiologist: Let Them Practice What You Preach
Sunday, May 18 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
DC-WHITE-Leadbetter D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award
EDWARD LEADBETTER; Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., Woods Hole, MA
Session Title: Marine Microbiology: Challenges to Old Paradigms
Presentation Title: Meanderings in Microbiology
Monday, May 19 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ELI-LILLY-Fitzgerald Eli Lilly and Company-Elanco Research Award
KATHERINE FITZGERALD; Univ. of Massachusetts Med. Sch., Worcester, MA
Session Title: Wikileaks: Host Surveillance Association is Watching
Presentation title: Coming Soon
Tuesday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GEN-PROBE-Pearson Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award (and Division Y Lecture)
JAMES PEARSON; (Ret.) Virginia Div. of Consolidated Lab. Svcs., Richmond, VA
Session Title: The Next Emerging Threat
Presentation Title: Coming Soon
Monday, May 19 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
HILLEMAN-Granoff Maurice Hilleman/Merck Award
DAN GRANOFF; Child. Hosp. Oakland Res. Inst., Oakland, CA
Session Title: Bugs as Drugs: Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Combat Disease
Presentation Title: Meningococcal Vaccines that Target Microbial Ligands for Complement Inhibitors
Tuesday, May 20 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
DUPONT-Capone DuPont Industrial Biosciences Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology
DOUGLAS CAPONE; Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Session Title: Modularity of the N-Cycle
Presentation Title: Marine Mosaics: Emerging Patterns of Nitrogen Fixation in the Ocean
Monday, May 19 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PROMEGA-Messing Promega Biotechnology Research Award
JOACHIM MESSING; Rutgers, The State Univ. of NJ, Piscataway, NJ
Session Title: BIG Data, microBiology
Presentation Title: Microbiology Led the Way for Whole-Genome Sequencing by Massive Parallelization
Tuesday, May 20 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
USFCC-Dewhirst USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award
FLOYD DEWHIRST; The Forsyth Inst., Cambridge, MA
Session Title: Biofilms: Synthesis and Consequences
Presentation Title: Give Your Oral Biofilm a Break, Don't Floss
Sunday, May 18 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.