AAI Distinguished Service Award Past Recipients

This award recognizes an individual for outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community. Click here for more information on this award.

YearRecipient / OrganizationDescription
2018 Wendy L. Havran, Ph.D
Scripps Res. Inst.
For enduring and exemplary service to AAI and the immunology community
2017 Eugene M. Oltz, Ph.D.
Washington Univ. Sch. of Med.
For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as member and chair of the AAI Publications Committee, 2012-2016
2016 Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D.
La Jolla Inst. for Allergy and Immunology
For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as the AAI Secretary-Treasurer for two terms, 2009-2015
2015 Elizabeth J. Kovacs, Ph.D.
Stritch Sch. of Med., Loyola Univ. Chicago
For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as member and Chair of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs, 2007–2014
2014 Jeremy M. Boss, Ph.D.
Emory Univ. Sch. of Med. 
For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology, 2008–2013 
2014 Kristin A. Hogquist, Ph.D.
Univ. of Minnesota Ctr. for Immunology
For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as Chair of the AAI Program Committee, 2009–2012
2013 Prosper N. Boyaka, Ph.D.
Ohio State Univ.
For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as member and Chair of the AAI Minority Affairs Committee, 2006-2012
2013 Derry C. Roopenian, Ph.D.
Jackson Lab.
For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as member and Chair of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs, 2005-2012
2012 Brian A. Cobb, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve Univ. Sch. of Med.
For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as Director of the AAI High School Teachers Summer Research Program, 2007-2012
2012 William R. Green, Ph.D.
Dartmouth Geisel Sch. of Med.
For outstanding service to AAI as member and Chair of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs, 2004-2009
2012 John R. Schreiber, M.D., M.P.H.
Tufts Univ. Sch. of Med.
For outstanding service to AAI as member and Chair of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs, 2005-2011
2011 Arthur Andrew Hurwitz, Ph.D.
NCI, NIH
For outstanding service to AAI through creative and successful initiatives that have benefitted the immunology community
2011 Terri M. Laufer, M.D.
Univ. of Pennsylvania Sch. of Med.
For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as Director of the AAI Introductory Course in Immunology, 2006-2011
2011 Nancy E. Street, Ph.D.
Univ. of Texas Southwestern Med. Ctr.
For outstanding service to AAI as Chair of the AAI Membership Committee, 2004-2011
2010 Gerald Sonnenfeld, Ph.D.
Binghamton Univ., State Univ. of New York
For dedication and exemplary service to the AAI Minority Affairs Committee, 2002-2005
2010 Randy R. Brutkiewicz, Ph.D.
Indiana Univ. Sch. of Med.
For dedication and exemplary service to the AAI Minority Affairs Committee, 2005-2009
2009 John G. Monroe, Ph.D.
Genentech, Inc.
For dedicated leadership as Chair of the AAI Program Committee, 2006-2009
2008 Ellen Kraig, Ph.D.
Univ. of Texas Hlth. Sci. Ctr., San Antonio
For dedicated leadership as Chair of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs, 2005-2007
2007 Olivia M. Martinez, Ph.D.
Stanford Univ. Sch. of Med.
For dedicated leadership as Director of the AAI Advanced Course in Immunology, 2004-2006
2006 Leslie J. Berg, Ph.D.
Univ. of Massachusetts Med. Sch.
For dedicated leadership as the Chair of the AAI Program Committee, 2003-2006
2005 Elizabeth D. Mellins, M.D.
Stanford Univ.
For dedicated leadership as Director of the AAI Advanced Course in Immunology, 2002-2004
2005 John G. Monroe, Ph.D.
Univ. of Pennsylvania
For dedicated leadership of the AAI Education Committee, 2002-2005, and as Director of the AAI Introductory Course in Immunology, 2003-2005
2005 Jennifer A. Punt, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Haverford Col.
For outstanding teaching and assistance with developing the AAI Introductory Course Curriculum
2004 John R. Schreiber, M.D.
Case Western Reserve Univ.
For dedicated efforts in directing and promoting the AAI John H. Wallace High School Teachers Program
2004 David W. Scott, Ph.D.
American Red Cross, Holland Lab
For dedicated efforts in directing and advancing the mission of the AAI John H. Wallace High School Teachers Program
2003 Jeffrey A. Frelinger, Ph.D.
Univ. of North Carolina
For outstanding leadership in public affairs for AAI and for service as Chair, AAI Committee on Public Affairs, 2000-2003
2003 Richard M. Locksley, M.D.
Univ. of California, San Francisco
For distinguished service as AAI Annual Meeting and Program Committee Chairman, 2000-2003
2002 Frank W. Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.
Univ. of Chicago
For outstanding service as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology, 1997-2002
2001 Lewis L. Lanier, Ph.D.
Univ. of California, San Francisco
For service as AAI Program Committee Chair
1999 Robert R. Rich, M.D.
Emory Univ.
For outstanding leadership in public affairs for AAI
1998 Harvey R. Colten, M.D.
Washington Univ. Sch. of Med. in St. Louis
For 6 years of service as AAI Secretary-Treasurer
1998 Paul W. Kincade, Ph.D.
Oklahoma Med. Res. Fndn.
For service as AAI Program Committee Chair
1998 Peter E. Lipsky, M.D.
Univ. of Texas Southwestern Med. Ctr.
For service as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology, 1992-1997
1997 Stephen M. Hedrick, Ph.D.
Univ. of California, San Diego
For his contributions as AAI Education Committee Chair, 1994-1996
1996 Joseph D. Feldman, M.D. (awarded posthumously)
Scripps Res. Inst.
For outstanding contributions and dedicated service to The Journal of Immunology
1995 Joseph F. Saunders, Ph.D. (awarded posthumously)
For his contributions as Executive Director of AAI, 1986-1992
1994 Eleanor S. Metcalf, Ph.D.
USUHS
For outstanding service as Chair of the AAI Committee on the Status of Women
1993 J. Donald Capra, M.D.
Univ. of Texas Southwestern Med. Ctr.
For service as AAI Program Committee Chair
1993 Carol L. Reinisch, Sc.D.
Tufts Univ. Sch. of Vet. Med.
For outstanding service as co-chair of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs and as AAI representative to the FASEB Public Affairs Executive Committee
1993 J. Wayne Streilein, M.D.
Univ. of Miami Sch. of Med.
For outstanding service as chair of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs
1992 Ethan M. Shevach, M.D.
NIAID, NIH
For service as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology, 1987-1992
1992 Carl W. Pierce, M.D., Ph.D.
Harrington Cancer Ctr.
For service as co-chair of the AAI Education Committee, 1985-1992
1992 Judith A. Kapp, Ph.D.
Harrington Cancer Ctr.
For service as co-chair of the AAI Education Committee, 1985-1992
1986 Henry Metzger, M.D.
NIAMS, NIH
For his dedication and unique contributions to immunology

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