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Dr. Loretta Doan Named AAI Chief Executive Officer

Loretta L. Doan, Ph.D.

Loretta L. Doan, Ph.D.

AAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Loretta L. Doan, Ph.D., as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). After a nationwide search, the AAI Council unanimously selected Dr. Doan for her demonstrable passion for advancing science to improve health and her proven track record in elevating awareness of organizations and the fields they serve. In addition to her considerable success in enhancing associations’ influence with policymakers and stakeholders, she has extensive experience building and nurturing strong teams of professionals who support their members and further the missions of their organizations.

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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.
AAI members Federica Sallusto, D.Sc. (AAI ’14), Bojan Polic, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’13), and Winfried F. Pickl, M.D. (AAI ’08), have been elected to the EFIS Board for 2022–2024.
George Karagiannis, D.V.M., Ph.D. (AAI ’19), and Shivashankar Othy, D.V.M., Ph.D. (AAI ’13), have received the SLB Excellence in Leukocyte Biology Early-Career Award.
Timothy A. Springer, Ph.D. (AAI ’79), has received the 2022 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.
Judy Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’96), Feng Shao, Ph.D. (AAI ’18), and Vishva Dixit, M.D. (AAI ’16), have received the William B. Coley Award from the Cancer Research Institute.
Smita Krishnaswamy, Ph.D. (AAI ’21), is the recipient of the 2022 FASEB Excellence in Science Early-Career Investigator Award. This award recognizes women early in their research career whose research has contributed significantly to a particular discipline in biological science.
Arlene Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D. (’97), received FASEB’s 2022 Excellence in Science Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors female scientists who are making an impact in the biological and biomedical research community.
The following AAI members have been elected as Fellows into the American Academy of Microbiology  in recognition of their scientific achievements and original contributions that have advanced microbiology: Shane Crotty, Ph.D. (AAI ’04), Satya Dandekar, Ph.D. (AAI ’07), Eric Denkers, Ph.D. (AAI ’95), Eran Elinav, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’15), Carolina Lopez, Ph.D. (AAI ’05), Mary O’Riordan, Ph.D. (AAI ’21), Marcela Pasetti, Ph.D. (AAI ’04), Barbara Rehermann, M.D. (AAI ’00) 
The following AAI members were recently elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research: 
Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’98), Betty A. Diamond, M.D. (AAI ’80), Gordon Freeman, Ph.D. (’01), Barney S. Graham, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’00), Jenny Ting Ph.D. (AAI ’97), Casey T. Weaver M.D. (AAI ’91), Federica Sallusto, D.Sc. (AAI ’14).
K. Christopher Garcia, Ph.D. (AAI ’18), Crystal L. Mackall, M.D. (AAI ’97), Ira Mellman, Ph.D. (AAI ’11), and Alexander Y. Rudensky, Ph.D. (AAI ’94), were elected as Fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy Class of 2022 to recognize their scientific contributions that have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer.
The following AAI members were elected as members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for excellence in the biological sciences: Rafi Ahmed, Ph.D. (AAI ’84), Ananda W. Goldrath, Ph.D. (AAI ’05), Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D. (AAI ’00), and Hao Wu, Ph.D. (AAI ’19).
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Following are recent obituaries. To view the AAI In Memoriam Page, click here.

Joost J. Oppenheim, M.D. DFAAI (AAI ’68), senior investigator and head of the Cellular Immunology Section in the Cancer Innovation Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH (d. 5/14/2022)
Matthew F. Mescher, Ph.D., AAI '79, Professor Emeritus and former Virginia and David C. Utz Land Grant Chair in Fundamental Immunobiology, University of Minnesota (d. 12/21/2021)
Thomas A. Waldmann, M.D., AAI '71, Distinguished Investigator and Chief Emeritus, Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, National Cancer Institute, NIH (d. 9/25/2021)
Christine A. Biron, Ph.D., DFAAI (AAI '84), Esther Elizabeth Brintzenhoff Professor of Medical Science, Brown University (d. 10/16/2021)
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., 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)
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