Ira F. Salkin memorial award recipient for 2019

June 23, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to announce the recipient of the 2019 Ira F. Salkin award for the best paper published in Medical Mycology by a member of YISHAM.  This award made possible by the family of Dr. Salkin (a previous Editor in Chief of Medical Mycology) is to encourage members of YISHAM to begin their careers in science with quality publications.

The recipient of the 2019 award is Ivan Mikhailovich Pchelin, MSc from the Laboratory of Molecular Genetic Microbiology at the Kashkin Research Institute of Medical Mycology, North-Western State Medical University in St. Petersburg, Russia. His article, Ivan M. Pchelin, Daniil V. Azarov, Maria A. Churina, Sergey G. Scherbak, Svetlana V. Apalko, Natalya V. Vasilyeva, and Anastasia E. Taraskina. Species boundaries in the Trichophyton mentagrophytes/T. interdigitale species complex. Medical Mycology, 2019, 57, 781–789 doi: 10.1093/mmy/myy115 was chosen by the awards committee as standing apart from the other nominations as the best embodiment of ISHAM’s mission, and contributions by our YISHAM members to the field of Medical Mycology.  His article contributes to the improved clarity of the taxonomy of this important group of dermatophytes.  We encourage you to read his paper.

Join us in congratulating Ivan this award.  We will look forward to hearing Ivan present his paper at YISHAM day at the next ISHAM congress in New Delhi.

For the awards committee:

Karl V. Clemons, PhD
Editor in Chief
Medical Mycology

Chester R. Cooper, PhD
Medical Mycology

Malcolm D. Richardson, PhD
Reviews Editor
Medical Mycology

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