Frank W. Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.

Frank W. Fitch

 Brief Bio

Frank W. Fitch (1929–2021) was professor emeritus of the Department of Pathology and former director of the Ben May Institute (currently the Ben May Department of Cancer Research) at the University of Chicago. Dr. Fitch was president of The American Association of Immunologists from 1992 to 1993 and served on the AAI Council from 1987 to 1994. He also served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Immunology from 1997 to 2002. From 1993 to 1994, Dr. Fitch was president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. He was awarded the AAI Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2004, the AAI Distinguished Service Award in 2002, and the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. Dr. Fitch was elected a Distinguished Fellow of AAI in 2019.

 Oral History - Full Interview


Interview Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL

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 AAI Service History

Joined: 1961
President: 1992–1993
Vice President: 1991–1992
Councillor: 1987–1991

The Journal of Immunology
Associate Editor: 1971–1977; 1982–1983
Section Editor, 1983–1987
Deputy Editor: 1987–1992
Editor-in-Chief: 1997–2002
Membership Committee: 1971–1974
Nominating Committee: 1982–1983, 2003–2004
Publications Committee: 1985–1987, 1995–1996 (chair), 2002–2003
Awards Committee: 1994–1995 (chair)

Other Service
AAI Representative to the National Society for Medical Research: 1970–1981
AAI Representative to the Eli Lilly Committee to American Society of Microbiology: 1981–1982
AAI Representative to the FASEB Public Affairs Committee: 1983–1987
AAI Representative to the FASEB Federation Board: 1991–1994
FASEB President: 1993–1994
AAI Representative to the IUIS General Assembly: 1993–1995

 President's Address

"The Good Old Days—Past, Present, and Future"

The Journal of Immunology 151, no. 4 (1993): 1747–56.

 Awards and Honors

 Institutional/Biographical Links

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