AAI Launches Public Awareness Campaign: Immunology Explained

AAI has launched a new campaign – Immunology Explained – to educate the public about immunology and its crucial link to all aspects of health. Visit the campaign website at immunologyexplained.org, and sign up to be an AAI Campaign Champion at aai.org/Champion.

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2024 AAI Election Now Open

AAI voting members in good standing are eligible to cast their ballots in the 2024 AAI Election. To vote, log into the AAI Member Site and look for the yellow VOTE button at the top of the page.

Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET.

Jacob S. Yount, Ph.D. (AAI ’14), received the 2023 ICIS Mentorship Award.
Dennis L. Kasper, M.D. (AAI ’74), received the 2023 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D., FAACR (AAI ’97), has received the 2024 Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award.
Darrell J. Irvine, Ph.D. (AAI ’02), Timothy A. Springer, Ph.D., DFAAI (AAI ’79), Jedd D. Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’12) were elected to the 2023 National Academy of Medicine.
Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D. (AAI ’00), has received the Else Kröner Fresenius Prize for Medical Research 2023 and was named to the 2023 STATUS List.
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D. (AAI ’13), was appointed director general of the Institut Pasteur by its board of directors for a six-year term.
Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D., FAACR (AAI ’97), has received the AACR-Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research.
E. John Wherry, Ph.D. (AAI ’05), has received the AACR-Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology.
Andrea Schietinger, Ph.D. (AAI ’14), received the AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship.
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AAI honors deceased members by publicizing obituaries on our website. If you know a member of our community who has recently passed away, please contact our membership department at members@aai.org. Tributes to deceased members may be submitted for consideration for publication in the AAI Newsletter and on the AAI In Memoriam page; kindly direct inquiries/submissions to AAINewsletter@aai.org.

L. Scott Rodkey, Ph.D. (AAI ’72), Professor Emeritus, University of Texas, Houston, TX (d. May 31, 2023).
Albert S. Bendelac, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’95), A.N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (d. August 23, 2023). 
Michael W. Fanger, Ph.D. (AAI ’74), professor emeritus and former Department of Microbiology and Immunology chair, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH (d. 8/1/2023)
Michael B. A. Oldstone, M.D. (AAI ’70), Professor Emeritus, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (d. 7/13/2023)
Jan Klein, Ph.D. (AAI ’74), Frances R. and Helen S. Pentz Visiting Professor of Science and adjunct professor of biology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (d. 5/7/2023)
K. Frank Austen, M.D. (AAI ’62), AAI President (1977–1978), AstraZeneca Professor of Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (d. 6/23/2023)
Thomas Joseph Braciale, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’69), professor of pathology, University of Virginia School of Medicine (d. 5/19/2023)
John Bienenstock, FRCP, FRCPC, FRSC (AAI ’69), professor, McMaster Brain-Body Institute, St. Joseph's Healthcare (d. 7/25/2022)
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