The Charles A. Griffin Award recognizes an individual or group of individuals who have demonstrated ethical scientific and/or technological advancements in humane experimentation or improved animal care practices.
The Charles A. Griffin Award is the oldest AALAS award. It was first presented in 1956 and is named after its first recipient, the late Dr. Charles A. Griffin, an eminent bacteriologist and a pioneer in the development, refinement, care, and use of disease-free animals.
Nominees may be an individual or group of individuals who have demonstrated ethical scientific and/or technological advancements in humane experimentation or improved animal care practices. Charles A. Griffin Award Nomination Form
- Current member of National AALAS.
- Contribution of scientific or technological advancements that results in humane experimentation and/or improved animal care practices.
- Implementation of techniques or practices that promote these principles.
- Contribution to the body of knowledge that advances the 3R's: replacement, refinement, reduction (publications or presentations, IACUC policies or practices, etc.).
Successful candidates will have:
- Authored publications or presentations or marketed products in the spirit of or contributing to the 3R's.
- Active in local or National AALAS through participation on committees or other volunteer commitments.
Plaque and a $2,000 honorarium.