Raymond Tice Honored by ARDF
Raymond Tice, former NICEATM Deputy Director and National Toxicology Program (NTP) Biomolecular Screening Branch chief, received the William and Eleanor Cave Award from the Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF). The William and Eleanor Cave Award is given to recognize contributions to advancing alternatives to the use of animals in testing, research, or education. The award was presented September 29 in a ceremony at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT).
Tice, who retired from NTP in 2014, served as NICEATM Deputy Director from 2005 until assuming leadership of the Biomolecular Screening Branch in 2008. The ARDF award recognized him for his efforts in those roles to lead the interagency Tox21 high-throughput testing program. In her remarks at the award ceremony, ARDF President Sue Leary recognized this work as “a key factor in implementing a plan and moving forward a vision that will benefit human health and spare animals.” As part of the award, Tice received a $10,000 honorarium, half of which he donated to establish a student award program for the ASCCT. A press release with more details about Tice’s career and the William and Eleanor Cave Award is on the ARDF website.