The awards will be presented in conjunction with Rhode Island’s Tick Control Awareness Day celebration, “The BIG TICK Gala,” being held this year on Friday, June 4 at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center greenhouses. Deadline for nominations is April 30.
In the past, awards have been presented in several categories, including individuals, non-profit and philanthropic groups, and government. Nominations should highlight the nominee’s efforts to provide significant insight and application of resources to protecting citizens in Rhode Island and beyond from the impacts of diseases associated with tick bites, including Lyme disease, babesiosis and anaplasmosis. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges after reviewing nominating letters and supporting materials.
Nominations should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Thomas Mather, University of Rhode Island, 9 East Alumni Ave., Suite 7, Kingston, RI 02881. For additional information, contact Mather at 401-874-2928, or visit www.tickencounter.org.