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2019 Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards: Call for nominations

Open AccessPublished:September 01, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.E118.005617
      Recently, we announced an exciting change in our Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards program. Previously, these awards were given to young scientists for exemplary posters or talks at scientific meetings attended by JBC Associate Editors. Last year, we decided to focus instead on recognizing the first authors of outstanding papers published in JBC (
      • Gierasch L.M.
      • DeMartino G.
      The Herbert Tabor Best Paper Awards: Celebrating young authors who contribute top content to JBC.
      ), with awards targeted to young investigators (including graduate students, postdoctoral scientists, and early stage junior faculty), whose work was published in JBC during 2017. A committee of JBC's Associate Editors selected five top papers, and the awardees (three postdoctoral associates and two graduate students) presented their work at a dedicated Spotlight Session at the annual ASBMB meeting in San Diego in April 2018 (
      • Gierasch L.M.
      • DeMartino G.
      The Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards: Meet the awardees!.
      ). What a passionate and thoughtful group! We loved meeting the awardees and learning about their research and their careers thus far and hope that this award will stimulate more success in their future.
      Although it's hard to believe, it is already time to begin our preparations for the 2019 awards, and we need your help! We are seeking nominations from the community to help us identify papers that describe high quality, impactful science that typifies the very best of JBC, regardless of topic or methodology. As in 2018, the awardees will give oral presentations at a Spotlight Session at the annual ASBMB meeting in Orlando in April 2019 and will receive recognition in JBC and ASBMB publications.
      If you wish to nominate a young scientist who has published an outstanding 2018 JBC paper, send your nomination to George N. DeMartino, Chair of the Selection Committee, at [email protected] . A brief description of the importance of the work and the role played by the nominee will be of great value to the committee during its considerations. If you have read a 2018 JBC paper that excited you, but you do not know the author, please tell us; it is likely that a junior scientist was involved, and we're happy to do the detective work for you. Obviously, 2018 is far from over, so we will be taking nominations until October 31, 2018; all papers accepted for publication by that time (including those published as Papers in Press) are eligible.
      We are thrilled to continue the tradition of honoring JBC's long-standing editor Herb Tabor (
      • Oldach L.
      2018 Tabor Award Winners.
      ) by celebrating the next generation of outstanding scientists, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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        • Gierasch L.M.
        • DeMartino G.
        The Herbert Tabor Best Paper Awards: Celebrating young authors who contribute top content to JBC.
        J. Biol. Chem. 2017; 292 (10.1074/jbc.E117.000005 29030539): 17576
        • Gierasch L.M.
        • DeMartino G.
        The Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards: Meet the awardees!.
        J. Biol. Chem. 2018; 293 (10.1074/jbc.E118.002395 29500271): 3468-3469
        • Oldach L.
        2018 Tabor Award Winners.
        ASBMB Today. 2018; 17: 36-42