Polysciences Ann Preece Award

Sponsored by Polysciences


This award will be given to an individual who excels, promotes, and educates in the discipline of calcified/decalcified bone, other materials such as stents in vascular research or bioengineered constructs.

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  • The recipient is recognized at the General Sessions at the Symposium/Convention. 
  • In addition, the recipient of this award receives a $1,000 monetary award.

Portrait of Ann PreeceAbout Ann

Ann Preece is known throughout the histology community for her dedication to and her willingness to share her knowledge of hard tissue histology. Many of us have read and referred to her book A Manual for Histological Technicians.

This award is dedicated to her and her passion for the many disciplines of hard tissue.

Ann Preece passed on April 26, 2003 leaving behind a legacy of leadership, knowledge and humor.

Criteria/Applicant Requirements

  • Recipient must be an NSH member for a minimum of 5 consecutive years
  • Recipient must be nominated by another person using the nomination form
  • Must have a minimum of two letters of recommendation that highlights the individual’s dedication to technical excellence of hard tissue techniques
  • Certification highly preferred
  • CV/Resume strongly encouraged
  • Only complete application packages received by the closing date will be considered

Anyone who has received the Polysciences Ann Preece Award within the last 5 years is ineligible for this award.

Past Recipients

2015: Neil Hand
2016: Ellen Therese-Lamm
2017: Scott Hooten
2018: Izak Dimenstein
2019: Cecily Broomfield
2020: Not Presented