This award honors the legacy of Dr. Bruce Arthur Harrison, a brilliant taxonomist/entomologist, who devoted his life to the study of Culicidae. Dr. Harrison published more than 150 manuscripts, sharing his knowledge with the world. He was also a beloved friend and mentor to many within the Virginia Mosquito Control Association and was well known for providing counsel and encouragement about all-things-mosquito. His closest family, friends, and colleagues described him as a true naturalist, avid researcher and publisher, and a lifelong educator who went above-and-beyond to contribute to the study of mosquitoes.
The Dr. Bruce Harrison Mosquito Research Award is bestowed on an individual or group of individuals who have contributed greatly to the improvement of mosquito knowledge in or affecting the state of Virginia through the peer-reviewed publication of mosquito research. Recipients of the award must also show a dedication to the sharing of this knowledge through teaching and training. Only members of the Virginia Mosquito Control Association in good standing will be considered. Written rationale for the nominations must be submitted to the Executive Board for review. The VMCA Executive Board must review the nomination and vote unanimously to confirm the nominee(s).