The Robert Cravey Memorial Grant was established in November 2011 as a means to encourage students and new scientists in the field to continuously pursue education and to actively participate in the toxicology community and the California Association of Toxicologists.
Bob began his career in the early 1950s as a bacteriologist, working at both the Georgia State Department of Health and the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta. While in the U.S Air Force, he served as a clinical laboratory technologist in a number of military hospitals in the U.S. and abroad, and later trained in forensic toxicology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC under the tutelage of Dr. Leo Goldbaum.
Bob was very active in the forensic toxicology community, working much of his career at the Orange County Crime Laboratory, and a Charter Member of the Association. Among his more notable achievements: he was on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Forensic Science and the Journal of Analytical Toxicology, was a director of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and Society of Forensic Toxicologists, chairman of the Toxicology Section for both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and The International Association of Forensic Sciences, vice-president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and president of both the California Association of Toxicologists and Forensic Sciences Foundation.
This Grant is awarded to bench level scientists with 5 or fewer years of experience or to university students with an interest in toxicology who are within two years of graduation in an appropriate scientific discipline. The grant award includes free registration to the awarded meeting and up to $500 to help pay for travel expenses to the meeting.