• Public Service
• Staff Recognition
Almost every year since 1994, AAI has presented a Public Service Award (PSA). The PSA is bestowed annually on "individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advocacy and support of basic biomedical and immunologic research" and who have "distinguished themselves in such diverse fields as public affairs and policymaking, journalism and scientific writing, scientific research, research administration, minority recruitment and education in the sciences, and disease research advocacy."
AAI presented retiring Congressman David Obey (D-7th, WI) with its 2010 Public Service Award (PSA) for his "extraordinary support for biomedical research through the National Institutes of Health."
The AAI Staff Recognition Award is intended to recognize the important contributions of those who work "behind the scenes" but who play crucial roles in advancing biomedical research.