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From the AAI President

Steve Jameson

As he assumes the leadership of AAI, new president (2024-2025) Stephen Jameson, Ph.D., shares his President’s Message with AAI members.

Ananda Goldrath, Ph.D. (AAI ’05), received the 2023 Frederick W. Alt Award.
Haval Shirwan, Ph.D. (AAI ’92), Marcela Maus, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’16), and Jon Weidanz, M.P.H., Ph.D. (AAI ’21) were named National Academy of Inventors Fellows.
Robert D. Schreiber, Ph.D., DFAAI, FAACR (AAI ’76), received the 2023 Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award.
James Allison, Ph.D., DFAAI (AAI ’76), was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Claire Otero, Ph.D., (AAI ’21) and Siyuan Ding, Ph.D. (AAI ’19) received the 2024 Michelson Prizes Next Generation Grants.
Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D, (AAI ’79), received the American Association for Cancer Research Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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.
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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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