PRIM&R Service Award
The PRIM&R Service Award was created by the PRIM&R Board of Directors in 2021 to recognize individuals who have provided significant timely or timeless service to the human subjects protections or animal care and use communities that are at the core of PRIM&R. That service could be in teaching, mentorship, innovation, leadership, engagement, program improvement, or research. The intention of the award is to recognize the many and varied ways that people can have a significant impact on the field—awardees may be recognized for their long-time commitment or for one-time innovations and projects, whether early in their careers or after a lifetime of service.
In 2021, the research oversight community suffered an enormous loss with the passing of Jeffrey Cohen, PhD, who was a beloved and dedicated member of the PRIM&R family for many years. Jeff was known for the depth and breadth of his knowledge, his warmth and sense of humor, and his boundless generosity as a teacher and mentor to so many. He was a true founding father of the field of human subjects protections, and in everything he did, exemplified a commitment to ethics.
To recognize and memorialize Jeff’s tireless service to research oversight, PRIM&R named the inaugural PRIM&R Service Award in 2022 the Jeff Cohen PRIM&R Service Award.