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Weiss Award 2018

From Left: Marti Willit, 2018 Weiss Toxicology Scholars Katrina Jew and Brian Palmer, and Wendy Calkins.

Just a few years ago, toxicology alumni, staff, and friends came together to establish the Weiss Endowment Fund, to honor the remarkable career of Dr. Bernard (“Bernie”) Weiss ‘53M (PhD), Faculty Emeritus Environmental Medicine, who passed away January 22, 2018 at the age of 92. 

The purpose of the fund is to strengthen training and research in the Toxicology Training Program by enhancing support of talented future leaders in the field of toxicology, particularly those with an interest in Neurotoxicology.  The fund supports one or more graduate students or post-doctoral fellows per year who are committed to advancing this field. 

The recipient(s) of the fund are known as Weiss Toxicology Scholars in honor of Dr. Bernard Weiss and his inspirational leadership in Neurotoxicology.  In any year that no candidates demonstrate an interest in that particular field, the Weiss Toxicology Scholar(s) may be awarded to one or more outstanding graduate students or post-doctoral fellows in toxicology.

Weiss Endowment Recipients

  • 2014 (Student) Lisa Prince
  • 2014 (Postdoc) Marissa Terry, Ph.D.
  • 2015 (Student) Mike Rudy
  • 2015 (Student) Elissa Wong
  • 2016 (Student) Carolyn Klocke
  • 2016 (Postdoc) Luisa Caetano-Davies, Ph.D.
  • 2017 (Student) Keith Morris-Schaffer
  • 2017 (Student) Christina Post
  • 2018 (Student) Brian Palmer
  • 2018 (Student) Katrina Jew
Weiss Award, Keith Morris-Schaffer

Past Weiss Award Winner Keith Morris-Schaffer (2017)

Weiss Award, Christina Post

Past Weiss Award Winner, Christina Post (2017)

To support the Weiss Endowment Fund, please visit our giving pageUnder designation, select other and note the Weiss Endowment Fund.    

For questions about giving to this fund please contact:

Carmen Aiezza
University of Rochester Advancement
Office: (585) 275-0808