Dear ABMR members,
We are deeply saddened to share the news of Tica Hall’s health. Tica is a beloved colleague, mentor, and friend, to so many of us. She is also the past president of ABMR and has been so dedicated to service and mentoring.
ABMR Council has met and voted to create the ABMR Martica Hall Mentoring Award.
While the details need to be worked out, we hope to award a member each year and fund them to bring an underrepresented minority student or junior faculty trainee to the meeting.
This award will embody the values that Tica lives, as an exemplary and dedicated mentor. In her long and illustrious career, Tica has mentored many who are now active members of our society. She blends inspiration with practicality and emboldens her trainees to strive for growth and independence. She is a champion of diversity and inclusion and has demonstrated that diverse perspectives create better research teams and discoveries.
The fund would at least support one early-career URM researcher to attend the ABMR meeting (room, airfare). Council has already funded this award for the first three years. We are asking for donations to make this award last for 10 years, from $100 to $2500 to get to $25,000. APS is also creating a Sleep Award in her name and you will likely receive the announcement for that soon.
If you would like to donate to the ABMR Martica Hall Mentoring Award, please email Lori McBurney, and send the payment to Lori McBurney, and cc Elissa Epel:
Checks (made out to ABMR) should be sent to:
c/o Lori McBurney
810 Scott Avenue
Glenshaw, PA 15116
When sending a check, please make sure there is a notation of. MARTICA HALL AWARD, that this is what the payment is for (not membership dues)
Donations can also be made by clicking on this PayPal Link.