Nominations for the 1998 Ellenhorn Award

January 1998; 1(1); 6

See also the Matthew Ellenhorn Lectures - 1998; 1(4): 22, 2000; 3(2): 3



The Matthew J. Ellenhorn Award was established by the College in 1996. Its purpose is to honor an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of Medical Toxicology. Such contributions may include teaching, clinical practice, research, or service to the discipline or the College.


Letters of nomination for the 1998 Award may be submitted by members of the College and should be received by February 1, 1998. Letters of nomination should have specific and detailed information as to the nominees contributions to the field of Medical Toxicology and a current CV. Nominees need not themselves be members of the College. Letters of nomination may be sent to:

Awards Committee
American College of Medical Toxicology
777 East Park Drive
P.O. Box 8820
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8820

Award Presentation

The Awardee will be recognized at the annual meeting of the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, and will deliver a keynote address on a topic of his or her choice.

Matthew J. Ellenhorn

Dr. Ellenhorn (1923-1996) was a multi-talented physician and Medical Toxicologist with a distinguished career as an educator and clinician that touched many disciplines. He received his MD from The University of Southern California and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago and University of California, San Francisco. He served as Chief of the U.S. Army Cold Injury Research Laboratory, Chief of the New Drug Surveillance Branch at the Food and Drug Administration, and on the teaching faculties of the George Washington School of Medicine, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, and University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Ellenhorn also maintained a busy clinical and consulting practice in Medical Toxicology in the Los Angeles area. He was an early member of the American Board of Medical Toxicology, an examiner for the Board's qualifying examination, and an active contributor to the toxicology literature and annual toxicology meeting. The textbook, Medical Toxicology: Diagnosis and Management of Human Poisoning, originally co-authored with Donald Barceloux, MD, is a standard for the field, and a tribute to his remarkable breadth of knowledge and clarity of thought.

January 1998; 1(1); 6

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