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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.

Message to AAI Members Regarding IMMUNOLOGY2021™

Dear AAI Members,

After much consideration regarding the many ongoing challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership of AAI has made the decision to move IMMUNOLOGY2021™ to a fully virtual experience. Travel restrictions, unique social circumstances involving the meeting venue and, most importantly, the health and safety of our members and attendees all played a part in choosing this safer approach. Read the full message.

From the AAI President

Jenny P. Ting

As she assumes the leadership of AAI, new President (2020-2021) Jenny P. Ting, Ph.D., shares her President’s Message with AAI members.

Anthony S. Fauci (AAI '73) has been named by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service as the 2020 Federal Employee of the Year, for his role as the nation’s premier expert and spokesperson on infectious diseases, leadership of the federal government’s research response to infectious diseases over the course of six administrations, steady guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic on how to navigate the deadly health crisis, and spearheading of research efforts to develop COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.
Anthony S. Fauci (AAI '73) has been awarded the inaugural National Academy of Medicine Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership, in recognition of his extraordinary service and outstanding contributions to biomedical science, health care, and public health in the United States.
Anthony S. Fauci (AAI '73) has been honored by the National Academy of medicine as recipient of the 2020 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for the Advancement of Health Care, for his role as a leader of federal research and policy on infectious diseases and his deft, scientifically grounded leadership in shaping an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Danielle N. Alfano, M.D. (AAI ’17) has been named an inaugural Dean’s Scholar by the Division of Physician-Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis (Wash U); the program provides financial support and mentorship to aspiring, early-career physician–scientists, along with dedicated time for conducting laboratory research.
Elia Tait Wojno, Ph.D. (AAI ’14), and Zhenyu Zhong, Ph.D. (AAI ’11), have been named Seymour and Vivian Milstein Young Investigator Award recipients for 2020 in recognition of their notable, early-career contributions to interferon and cytokine research.
Mark S. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’99), Dan H. Barouch, Ph.D., M.D. (AAI ’06), Yolonda L. Colson, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’93), Melody A. Swartz, Ph.D. (AAI ’14), and David S. Wilkes, M.D. (AAI ’00), have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.
Anthony S. Fauci (AAI '73) has been named to TIME magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People of 2020. TIME also honored Dr. Fauci with the cover of the magazine's special issue.
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Following are recent obituaries. To view the AAI In Memoriam Page, click here.

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, Professor, Scripps Res., 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)
John Mendelsohn, M.D., AAI ’73, Associate Editor for The JI (1980–1984), President Emeritus, Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr. (d. 1/7/2019)
Morris J. Karnovsky, MB BCh., D.Sc., AAI ’73, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Med. Sch. (d. 1/21/2018)
Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’75, Associate Editor for The JI (1981–1985), NIAMS - NIH, Bethesda, MD (d. 12/20/2018)
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