Gary S. Wasserman, DO, FAACT Memorial Pediatric Abstract Award

Gary Wasserman, DO, FAACT

Gary Wasserman, DO, FAACT

The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology’s Friends of the Academy is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the new Gary S. Wasserman, DO, FAACT Memorial Pediatric Toxicology Research Abstract Award. This award honors the late Dr. Gary Wasserman, a long-time member and fellow of the AACT who devoted his career to establishing and growing the toxicology program at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Wasserman was passionate about encouraging pediatricians to pursue careers in medical toxicology and clinical pharmacology, and we hope to continue his mission through this award.

This competitive award will honor one abstract accepted to the annual North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) on a topic in pediatric toxicology. NACCT is the major North American research meeting on clinical toxicology, attended by medical toxicologists, pharmacists and poison control specialists from around the world. The abstract must be submitted by a trainee (student, resident, clinical fellow, pre- or post-doctoral fellow) whose career interests include pediatric pharmacology and/or toxicology.

The award will only pay the trainee’s NACCT registration cost; no other travel costs are included. The first Wasserman Research Abstract Award winner was announced in 2017. The applicant must complete the Student and Trainee Travel Award form and choose the option that they are interested for consideration for the Pediatric Travel Award. Other application requirements include a curriculum vitae; a letter of support from their program director that the applicant is a trainee; and a short paragraph on desires for future interests in pediatrics and toxicology. 

How to apply

The deadline to apply is July 1, 2020.

For any questions, please contact: Katherine O’Donnell, MD (, AACT Pediatric Section Chair