2011 Award Information
The P.P. Levine Award is awarded each year to the best paper published in Avian Diseases the previous year.
All papers in the appropriate volume of Avian Diseases are considered. The senior author of the winning paper receives the award. The author does not have to be an AAAP member, does not need to be someone in the United States, and can be a graduate student. The institution that the author represents will be recognized in Avian Diseases along with the other authors.
The Awards Committee follows a two step process:
Each of the Committee Members will nominate five papers that s/he considers worthy of consideration for the award. Four suggested criteria for assessing the papers include:
Clear statement of objectives
Originality of approach
Clarity of presentation of data
Impact of results on science
The Awards Committee Chair receives each Committee Members’ selections and identifies those papers receiving more than one nomination. The Chair notifies the Committee of these papers as being eligible for further consideration. The Editor of Avian Diseases submits to the committee a summary of any comments he or she received from peer reviewers during the publication of these papers that could bear on the evaluation of the papers within the four suggested assessment criteria for this award. Each Committee member then submits to the Chair a numerical ranking of these papers, from most (#1) to least (#N) deserving of the award.
Using the rankings submitted by the Committee Members, the Chair will tabulate a score for each paper and identify the paper with the lowest numerical score as the winner of the Levine Award. In the case of a tie, the Editor of Avian Diseases, serving as an Ad Hoc Awards Committee member will determine the winner.
The Awards Committee, AAAP Secretary, AAAP President, and the Editor of Avian Diseases are notified of the winner, with the results remaining confidential until the award is given at the annual banquet.
2009 P.P. Levine Award Winner: F.W. van Ginkel
(Click name to view photo of award being presented by Jagdev Sharma.)
2010 P.P. Levine Award Winner: Dr. Daniel Petkov
2011 P.P. Levine Award Winner: Dr. Robert F. Silva