The Gabriel W. Lasker Service Award was established in 2005 to recognize and honor individuals who have demonstrated a history of excellence in service to the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, its members, and/or the field of physical anthropology. Nominees do not have to be AAPA members.
The award is named in honor of the late Gabriel W. Lasker, former AAPA President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Committee member, founding editor of the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, and long-term editor of Human Biology.
1. Members are invited to submit a one-page nomination (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf) describing the nominee’s qualifications and contributions to biological anthropology and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.
2. Electronic submission is required and nominations should be e-mailed to the chair of the Nominations Committee, Dr. Anne Stone.
3. All materials must be received no later than September 15.
4. Rollover of Nominations: Nominations made in the previous year, but not awarded, will be considered by the Executive Committee for one additional year without requiring renomination. Nominators who wish to provide additional information should contact the chair of the Nominations Committee (hotlink). Nominations made prior to the previous year must be resubmitted.
Evaluation Process. The AAPA Executive Committee evaluates the nominees and makes the final decision. The committee may request a more detailed letter of nomination from the original nominator along with brief a curriculum vitae of the nominee. The awardee and the nominator are informed by the President in January prior to the annual meeting.
Award Process. The award is presented during the business meeting at the AAPA annual meeting each year. The awardee will be introduced by the nominator (in the case of multiple nominations, a single nominator will be selected). All members including students are encouraged to attend the business meeting to join together in recognition of a distinguished senior member of the AAPA.
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