Barry R. Bloom, Ph.D.

Barry R. Bloom

 Brief Bio

Barry R. Bloom is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Bloom was the sixty-ninth president of the American Association of Immunologists from 1985 to 1986 and served on the AAI Council from 1980 to 1985.

 AAI Service History

Joined: 1967
President: 1985–1986
Vice President: 1984–1985
Councillor: 1980–1984

The Journal of Immunology
Associate Editor: 1969–1971
Editorial Board: 1972–1974
Education Committee: 1974–1975
Awards Committee: 1987–1990
Nominating Committee: 1997–1998

Other Service
AAI Representative to FASEB Public Affairs Committee: 1980–1981
AAI Representative to Eli Lilly Committee to American Society for Microbiology: 1982–1985, 1992–1998
AAI Representative to IUIS General Assembly: 1983–1987
AAI Representative to FASEB Board: 1984–1987
AAI Representative to FASEB Executive Committee: 1984–1987
AAI Representative to National Coalition on Immune System Disorders: 1986–1988

 President's Address

"Learning from Leprosy: A Perspective on Immunology and the Third World," Delivered April 15, 1986

The Journal of Immunology 137, no. 1 (1986): i–x.

 Awards and Honors

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1987
  • Member, Institute of Medicine, 1988
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1990
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1990–1998
  • Sandoz Prize for Immunology, 1998
  • Robert Koch Gold Medal, 1999
  • Fellow, American Philosophical Society, 2004
  • Distinguished Fellow, AAI, 2019

 Institutional/Biographical Links

  • Harvard School of Public Health profile

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