The Schroepfer Medal
Candidate material should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for nominations: October 15, 2015
Call for nominations
1. A prospective recipient must agree
to be present for the acceptance of
the award and must agree to deliver
an award address at the 107th AOCS
Annual Meeting & Expo.
2. The award shall be made without
regard for national origin, place of
residence, race, color, creed, sexual
orientation, gender, or religion. Failure of a nominee to receive the award
in one year shall not bar him or her
from consideration for the award in a
3. Completed nominations should
include a 300- to 1000-word summary describing the significance of
the nominee’s accomplishments in
the steroid field, a current curriculum
vitae including a full list of publications, and two supporting letters from
individuals who are familiar with the
nominee’s accomplishments. Optionally, the nomination package may
also include copies of three publications illustrating the nominee’s most
important work in the steroid field.
AOCS is accepting nominations for the 2016 Schroepfer Medal.
The Schroepfer Medal is sponsored by AOCS and is presented
every two years at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. The award,
which consists of an honorarium and a medal, was established to
honor the memory of George J. Schroepfer, Jr., a leader in the sterol
and lipid field for more than 40 years. The award aims to foster
Schroepfer’s ideals of personal integrity, high scientific standards,
perseverance, and a strong spirit of survival, tempered by charm
The purpose of this award is to recognize scientists who have made
significant and distinguished advances in the steroid field. The work
may represent a single major achievement or a cumulative body of
work. Preference will be given to accomplishments in biochemistry
and physiology with biomedical applications and to interdisciplinary research in which rigorous chemical and analytical methods
were applied to elucidate the physiological roles of steroids in animals, plants, or microorganisms. However, fundamental advances
that are primarily chemical, pharmacological, or analytical will
also be considered.