AAI Vanguard Award and Lecture

Based on nominations made by the AAI Minority Affairs Committee, this award recognizes AAI member investigators who are underrepresented scientists* noted for research achievement and exemplary career success.

The awardee will receive a $5,000 cash prize, meeting registration at the early rate, and travel support to the AAI annual meeting for presentation of his or her research in an award lecture preceded by the award presentation.

* Scientists from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis.

2024 Vanguard Award Recipient

Tonya J. Webb

Tonya J. Webb, Ph.D. (AAI ’10)

Univ. of Maryland Sch. of Med., USA

Modulating NKT cells for cancer immunotherapy

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