Help Your TBR Receive a Special Award!
Technician Branch Representatives (TBRs) are a vital part of the Committee on Technician Awareness & Development (CTAD). TBRs share technicians' activities, ideas, and suggestions; help them promote biomedical research on a local basis; provide them with professional opportunities and strategies; encourage them to participate in AALAS at a local and national level; and request technicians' articles for AALAS publications. In short, they provide a valuable connection between national AALAS and technicians in the field.
The TBR who demonstrates outstanding performance above all others will be the winner of the AALAS TBR Recognition Award. The award consists of a complimentary AALAS National Meeting registration, a complimentary hotel room, plus an additional $150 in travel funds and reimbursement of airfare up to $500.
- Active involvement in local AALAS branch activities (attends branch meetings, places articles in branch newsletter, etc.)
- Participation in TBR network (maintains regular contact with other TBRs, maintains contact with district CTAD rep, etc.)
- Participation in CTAD activities at all levels (promotes Tech Week within their branch, volunteers at CTAD booth at National Meeting, participates in CTAD events at National Meeting, etc.)
- Participation in additional programs, such as public service, outside of AALAS
Nominations are accepted from any AALAS branch member, a member of the AALAS branch's board of directors or the district's CTAD representative. If you have a TBR in your branch who you feel has shown an exemplary job performance, please nominate him/her by using the "TBR Recognition Award" nomination form. Sample letters and nomination form.
Deadline for the "TBR Recognition Award" nomination submission is July 1. The final vote will be determined by a subcommittee of the CTAD.
|2015||Lynn Lambert, National Capitol Area Branch|
|2014||Dotty Paquin, New England Branch|
|2013||Matthew Taylor, Michigan Branch|
|2012||Audry Harris, Northern Rocky Mt. Branch|
|2011||Verda A Davis, Kentucky Branch|
|2010||Jose Espinal, New Jersey Branch|
|2009||Lisa Panchella, Delaware Valley Branch
|2008||Michael Etheridge, Central Ohio Branch|
|2007||Kathy Laster, Kentucky Branch|
|2006||Ted Plemons, National Capitol Area Branch|
|2005||Jillann Rawlins, Oregon Branch|
Jenny Arvizu, Palms to Pines
Tina Fay, Mile High Branch
Lori Weaver, Texas Branch
Jane Criswell, Arizona Branch
Barbara Dennis, Louisiana Branch
Carolyn Guajardo, San Diego Branch
Roland Anderson, Oregon Branch
Bonnie Lemos, Northern California Branch
Charlie Schmieder, Arkansas Branch
|2001||Margaret Potter, Central Pennsylvania|
|2000||Jamieson Greaver, Texas Branch|
|1999||Catherine Luke, Michigan Branch|