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The American Association of Immunologists, founded in 1913, is dedicated to advancing the field of immunology and fostering development opportunities for researchers at every career stage. Its members work together to address common interests and push forward the boundaries of knowledge.

From the AAI President

Gary A. Koretzky

On assuming the leadership of AAI, President (2021-2022) Gary A. Koretzky, M.D., Ph.D., shared his President’s Message with AAI members.

(July 2021)

Thank you for a great Virtual IMMUNOLOGY2021™! 

Attendees can still see scientific sessions in the virtual platform’s “Replay Sessions” section.  

See you in Portland for IMMUNOLOGY2022™—housing is now open! Visit www.immunology2022.org.
2021 AAI Election Now Open AAI voting members in good standing are eligible to cast their ballots in the 2021 AAI Election. To vote, log into the AAI Member Site and look for the VOTE button at the top of the page. Voting Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET
Robert L. Fairchild, Ph.D. (AAI ’20), has received Outstanding Innovation in Therapeutics and Diagnostics recognition from the Cleveland Clinic for the recent license of his urine biomarker platform test for kidney transplant rejection.
Marion Pepper, Ph.D. (AAI ’11), Jenny P.-Y. Ting, Ph.D. (AAI ’97), Carl F. Ware, Ph.D. (AAI ’82), and Howard A. Young, Ph.D. (AAI ’90), are recipients of 2021 award honors from the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS).
Barney S. Graham, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’00), has been named recipient of the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal, which recognizes distinguished members of the global health community for extraordinary contributions to vaccinology or a complementary field.
Christian M. Capitini, M.D. (AAI ’12), Sabina Kaczanowska, Ph.D., (AAI 19), Crystal L. Mackall, Ph.D. (AAI ’97), Rimas J. Orentas, Ph.D. (AAI 14), Mario Otto, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’16), and Paul M. Sondel, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’77), are among recipients of the Team Science Award presented by the American Association for Cancer Research, which serves to acknowledge and catalyze the growing importance of interdisciplinary teams to the understanding of cancer.
Beth A. Garvy, Ph.D. (AAI ’98), has joined the leadership of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) as vice president-elect for science policy. Having been AAI representative on the FASEB Board of Directors since 2018, she will serve as FASEB vice president for science policy beginning in 2022.
Cherié L. Butts, Ph.D. (AAI ’10), has joined the leadership of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) as the 2021-2022 Treasurer-elect. She is the first industry scientist, first African-American, and second woman scientist named to the position and will serve as FASEB Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair beginning in 2022.
More Member News

Following are recent obituaries. To view the AAI In Memoriam Page, click here.

Frank W. Fitch, M.D., Ph.D., DFAAI (AAI ’61), AAI President (1992–1993), Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (d. 4/2/2021)
Agnès Marie Azimzadeh, Ph.D., DFAAI, AAI ’10, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Immunologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (d. 3/15/2021). View May 29 memorial service information here.
Nilabh Shastri, Ph.D., DFAAI, AAI ’95, Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (d. 1/22/2021)
Noel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’56, Lecturer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA (d. 7/30/2020)
Maria de Sousa, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’77, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, University of Porto, Portugal (d.4/14/2020)
Mark D. Grebenau, M.D., Ph.D., J.D., AAI Emeritus ’83, Consultant (formerly with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Corp.), West Orange, NJ (d. 3/13/2020)
Wendy L. Havran, Ph.D., AAI ’85, DFAAI, Professor, Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA (d.1/20/2020)
Sarkis H. Ohanian, Ph.D., AAI ’71, Microbiologist (retired), U.S. Food & Drug Administration (d. 9/23/2019)
More Obituaries

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