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21st Salzman Award in Virology Calls for Abstracts

Dr. Norman P. Salzman
Dr. Norman P. Salzman is remembered annually with a symposium in his honor.

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the NIH virology interest group announce the 21st Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award in Virology to recognize outstanding research accomplishments by a postdoctoral fellow or research trainee working in the field of virology here. The award honors the 40-year NIH career of Salzman in virology research and his accomplishments mentoring young scientists. The winning fellow or trainee will receive a plaque and $2,500 stipend. The awardee’s mentor will also receive a plaque.

Applications for the award are due by Monday, Sept. 30. Find forms and information at Applications must be submitted by email to  

The award will be presented at the annual Norman P. Salzman Virology Symposium on Monday, Nov. 18 in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. 

The symposium will feature four speakers prominent in virology. A lunch reception follows.

Dr. Barton Haynes
Norman P. Salzman Virology Symposium keynote speaker Dr. Barton Haynes

This year’s keynote will be delivered by Dr. Barton Haynes, Frederic M. Hanes professor of medicine and immunology, director of the Human Vaccine Institute in the department of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. His topic is “Development of a Broadly Protective HIV Vaccine: How and When Will We Get There?”

The 2019 tribute speaker will be Dr. Malcolm A. Martin, chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and chief of the viral pathogenesis and vaccine section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

For more information, contact organizing chair Dr. Arifa Khan at or Janelle Lewis of FNIH at, (301) 594-3919. Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Lewis and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

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