William & Eleanor Cave were devoted officers of The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) for decades. They recognized the opportunities in developing new technologies and alternative methods to address the problems of animal experimentation. They dedicated resources to fund research, eventually resulting in the establishment of the ARDF.
The William & Eleanor Cave Award is presented to honor achievements in advancing alternatives to the traditional use of animals in testing, research, or education. The award, presented biennially, is accompanied by an honorarium, which is now $10,000.
2016 Raymond Tice | RTice Consulting | Hillsborough, NC
2014 Frank Gerberick | Procter & Gamble Company | Cincinnati, OH
2012 Mel Andersen | Hamner Institute for Health Sciences | Research Triangle Park, NC
2010 Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (Michael Balls, Editor) | FRAME | Nottingham, England
2008 Rodger Curren | Institute for In Vitro Sciences | Gaithersburg, MD
2006 Daniel Smeak | Ohio State University | Columbus, OH
2002 Leon Bruner | Gillette Company | Needham, MA
2000 John Sheasgreen | MatTek Corporation | Ashland, MA
1998 George Russell | Adelphi University | Garden City, NY
1996 Ruy Tchao | Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science | Philadelphia, PA
Affiliations and cities listed were at the time of the award.