Frank J. Toth Award
Call for Nominations & Support Letters: Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Deadline for Nominations & Support Letters: Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 4 p.m.
This award honors the memory of Frank J. Toth, who worked for many years as a chemist for the federal Environmental Protection Agency. His work and life in support of health-related science and research inspired this recognition of research personnel (non-faculty) whose work contributes to the research mission of SIU School of Medicine. Dr. Linda Toth, former Associate Dean for Research, established the award.
The Research Policy Committee (RPC) invites nomination packets to be submitted by faculty and supervisors for review and selection. All SIU School of Medicine research support personnel that do not hold a faculty rank are eligible. Trainees (students, residents, and clinical or postdoctoral fellows) and past recipients are not eligible.
The award consists of a plaque and a monetary travel award to assist the recipient in attending a professional meeting/conference, continuing education event or in receiving other training related to their job responsibilities as approved by the award recipient’s supervisor. The recipient will have one year to use the award funds.
Past Award Recipients
Year Awardee & Department
2012 Robert Meech Surgery
2013 Kathleen Groesch CCR
2014 Heather Westrick CCR
2015 Christopher Chambers MMICB
2016 Julie Baumgardner Cancer Institute
2017 Whitney Zahnd Center for Population Health
2018 Lisa Volk-Draper MMICB
2019 Melissa Roberts ADR
2020 Cassie Vorachek DLAM, ADR
2021 Amanda Fogleman Population Science & Policy
2022 Kristal Adams Center for Clinical Research