Edward P. Dolbey Award
ASCLS-PA Member of the Year
ASCLS-PA Member of the Year
Reviewed/Revised: 5/2005, 2/2016, 10/2018
The Edward P. Dolbey Award is made possible through an endowment fund established by Edward P. Dolbey and Company, formally of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The award may be given annually to the outstanding Clinical Laboratory Science Professional in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The first award was given in 1958. The selection of the recipient of this award is made entirely by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Pennsylvania.
To be eligible for the Dolbey Award one must:
1. Have had membership (Professional or Emeritus) in ASCLS-PA for at least five (5) successive years immediately prior to the
nomination. Membership as a Developing Professional may qualify as one (1) of the five (5) years.
2. Have made gainful contributions to the activities of ASCLS-PA.
3. Be actively engaged in the profession of Clinical Laboratory Science for five (5) years prior to the nomination. This five (5) years
may include no more than one (1) year of membership as a Developing Professional.
Candidates for the Dolbey Award will be considered primarily for their contributions to ASCLS-PA and may be nominated for the ASCLS Member of the Year.
The following nominee information must be submitted using the Edward P. Dolbey nomination form:
1. Membership Information
2. Educational Background
3. Professional Certification
4. Professional Employment and Experience in the Clinical Laboratory Profession
5. Offices and Activities held in local, state, and national societies
6. Professional Publication/Presentations
7. Activities in Professional Organizations other than ASCLS-PA
8. Professional Relations Activities
9. A letter/essay of no less than 250 words detailing why the individual should win this award. This letter should detail the nominee’s
contributions to the Society. (i.e. contributions toward Strategic Plan Initiatives.)
The nomination forms must be submitted electronically to the ASCLS-PA Awards Chair. Nomination forms must be submitted by February 1 of each year to meet the deadline. It is recommended that the nomination forms be sent electronically, or by certified or registered mail.
The ASCLS-PA Award Committee Chair will receive all the nomination forms. The Chair will verify the eligibility of the nominees based on the afore mentioned criteria. The Chair will then determine further eligibility for the Dolbey Award using a pre-defined points system. Points on the nomination forms will be tallied by the Awards Chair. The nomination forms and letters/essays for those nominees who have achieved the minimum number of points to be considered eligible will be forwarded to the Dolbey subcommittees who will make the final vote.
The Dolbey subcommittee will be comprised of the five (5) immediate past Dolbey Award recipients, unless one of those recipients is not a current member of ASCLS-PA, or if one of those recipients is the current ASCLS-PA Awards Chair. If such occurs, the subcommittee will be comprised of the five past Dolbey recipients who meet the afore mentioned criteria.
Each member of the subcommittee will receive one vote. The nominee who receives the majority vote will be determined to be the winner.
If the Dolbey subcommittee determines that none of the nominees are eligible to receive the award, the Awards Chair shall notify the ASCLS-PA President by phone or email no later than February 28. If no nominees are submitted, the Awards Chair shall notify the ASCLS-PA President by phone or email no later than February 5. In either case, the ASCLS-PA President shall solicit further nominations from the ASCLS-PA Leadership with a new deadline of March 1. If no further nominees are received, the award will not be given that year.
The Award shall be presented during the Annual Meeting at the Awards Ceremony. The presentation shall be made by the immediate past ASCLS-PA Dolbey recipient and the ASCLS-PA president. The ASCLS-PA Awards Committee Chair shall assist with the presentation in preparing the recipient’s biographical sketch.
The award will consist of a plaque, a medallion, and a check in the amount of $100.
Nomination forms are available on the ASCLS-PA website (ASCLS-PA.org).