Purpose of the Award : Recognizes a member of ASM for outstanding contributions in a volunteer capacity at the national level. Selection is based on commitment to furthering the goals of the Society, ability to inspire commitment from others, and the significance of contributions to the membership of ASM and its various audiences.
Eligibility : Member in good standing of the American Society for Microbiology, having served in a volunteer capacity for ASM at the national level (e.g., as member of committees, editorial boards or workshop leaders) for a minimum of five years; and not having held office as ASM President, Secretary, Treasurer or Chair of a CPC Board or the American Academy of Microbiology.
2005 ASM Founders Distinguished Service Award Winner : Noel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Recognizing outstanding professional contributions in a volunteer capacity at the national level, the award honors Dr. Rose for his broad and significant service to ASM for nearly four decades.