Congratulations to Rolly Simpson, recipient of the APSA 2021 Founder’s Award. The Founder’s Award is presented by the Board of Directors for recognition of particularly noteworthy contributions to APSA.
Rolly L. Simpson joined the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) in 1995. He currently manages the Career Awards for Medical Scientists program, the Physician-Scientist Institutional Award program, and BWF’s reproductive science programs that include the Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative.
Prior to joining BWF, Mr. Simpson worked for 22 years in the Wellcome Research Laboratories of Burroughs Wellcome Co. USA, where he was successively a staff specialist, section head, and manager of the Technical Information Department. Early in his career, he was an assistant research scientist in the Industrial Development Division of the Engineering Experiment Station at the Georgia Institute of Technology and subsequently received a faculty appointment as an instructor in Information Services at Georgia Tech.
He is a member of the Reproductive Scientist Development Program Executive Committee and the Keystone Symposia Diversity Advisory Committee.
In 2010, Mr. Simpson received the Beacon Award which is awarded by the Board of Scientific Counselors and Faculty of the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, for his efforts in providing guidance to the FIR program.