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Max D. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’66 and Jacques Miller, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’68 have received the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.
Past AAI president (1994-1995) Irving L. Weissman, M.D., AAI ’71, has been named a 2019 recipient of the Albany Prize.
Peter A. John, AAI (Trainee) ’18, is among 2019 Lasker Foundation Essay Contest winners.
Pablo Engel, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’05, Winfried F. Pickl, M.D., AAI ’08, and Federica Sallusto, D.Sc., AAI ’14, are elected officers of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) Board for the 2019-2021 term.
Carl F. Nathan, M.D., AAI ’76, has received the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award.
Susan Carpenter, Ph.D., AAI ’15, Sunny Shin, AAI ’12, and doctoral candidate Brea K. Hampton, AAI (Trainee) ’18 are recipients of HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.
Michael Schnoor, Ph.D., AAI ’12, receives the Society for Leukocyte Biology’s 2019 Dolph O. Adams Award.
Murad R. Mamadov, Ph.D., AAI ’18, is a 2019 Michelson Prize recipient.
Past AAI president (1998-1999) Jonathan Sprent, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’80, receives the Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery & Immunology.
Aviv Regev, Ph.D., AAI ’19, has been named a 2020 FASEB Excellence in Science Awards honoree.
Louis Justement, Ph.D., AAI ’91, has been named president-elect of FASEB.
Hao Wu, Ph.D., AAI ’13, was named by The Protein Society as recipient of the 2019 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award.
Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., AAI ’13, and Hao Wu, Ph.D., AAI ’13, have been selected as 2019 recipients of the Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research.
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D., AAI ’13, is the recipient of the 2019 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences.
Marco Colonna, M.D., AAI ’02, Adolfo García-Sastre, Ph.D., AAI ’14, Michael J. Lenardo, M.D., AAI ’93, David H. Raulet, Ph.D., AAI ’84, and Aviv Regev, Ph.D., AAI ’19 are elected as members, and George F. Gao, Ph.D., AAI ’07 as a foreign associate, of the National Academy of Sciences.
Leslie J. Berg, Ph.D., AAI ’94 (past AAI president, 2011-12), has been appointed as chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
JoAnne L. Flynn, Ph.D., AAI '96 (current AAI president), has received the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s 2019 Distinguished Research Award.
Kristin A. Hogquist, Ph.D., AAI ’95, is appointed the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Vice Chair for Research at the University of Minnesota.
Bruce Glick, Ph.D., AAI ’70 (d. 2/1/09) is honored posthumously as recipient of a 2018 Golden Goose Award for his bursa of Fabricius research.
Stanley Cohen, M.D., AAI ’70, receives a 2018 Golden Goose Award for his work on cytokines.
Stephen P. Schoenberger, Ph.D., AAI ’05, Bjorn Peters, Ph.D., AAI ’07, and Anjana Rao, Ph.D., AAI ’90 are among collaborators on a La Jolla Institute and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center research effort that has received a $4.5 million Cancer Moon Shot Award.
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D., AAI ’13, Richard S. Blumberg, M.D., AAI ’93, Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., AAI ’97, Michael S. Diamond, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’07, David A. Hafler, M.D., AAI ’84, Jordan S. Orange, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’95, and Arlene H. Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’96 (past AAI president, 2016-17) are elected members of the National Academy of Medicine.
James P. Allison, Ph.D., AAI '78 (past AAI president, 2001-02) and Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '88 are awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’13, is the 2018 recipient of the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Tumor Immunology.
Boris Reizis, Ph.D., AAI ’16, is the 2018 recipient of the Frederick W. Alt Award for New Discoveries in Immunology.
Cherie L. Butts, Ph.D., AAI ’10, is elected to the Society for Leukocyte Biology Council and named to the Salem State University Board of Trustees.
Mark S. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’04, Karl Mark Ansel, Ph.D., AAI ’08, Jason G. Cyster, Ph.D., AAI ’97, Adrian Erlebacher, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’05, Matthew F. Krummel, Ph.D., AAI ’02, and Qizhi Tang, Ph.D., AAI ’07 are among the leaders of the newly-launched Immuno-X Initiative at UCSF.
James P. Allison, Ph.D., AAI '78 (past AAI president, 2001-02), Carl H. June, M.D., AAI '87, and Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '72, are awarded the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
Betty Diamond, M.D., AAI ’80 (past AAI president, 2009-10), is the recipient of the 2018 Lupus Insight Prize.
Ann Griffith, Ph.D., AAI ’12, and Sergio Cepeda, AAI (Tr.) ’16, are selected as HHMI Gilliam Fellowships Program grant recipients.
John R. Lukens, Ph.D., AAI ’15, had his publication from The Journal of Immunology, reporting the role of the maternal microbiome in autism, featured in Newsweek.
Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’99, has been selected to receive the 2018 Robert Koch Award in recognition of his groundbreaking work analyzing antibody response.
Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., AAI ’00, Dennis L. Kasper, M.D., AAI ’75, Dr. Michael Reth, AAI (Hon.) ’08, David D. Schatz, Ph.D., AAI ’97, and Arlene H. Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’96 (past AAI president, 2016-17) are among 2018 electees as members/foreign associates of the National Academy of Sciences.
Max D. Cooper, M.D., AAI '66 (past AAI president, 1988-89) and Jacques F. A. P. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., AAI Hon. '68, are 2018 Japan Prize co-recipients.
Alexander Y. Rudensky, Ph.D., AAI ’94, is the recipient of the 2018 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science.
Avery August, Ph.D., AAI ’99, has been appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Cornell University.
Shannon J. Turley, Ph.D., AAI '05, is the recipient of the 2017 Frederick W. Alt Award.
Rafi Ahmed, Ph.D., AAI '84, and Thomas F. Gajewski, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '96 are 2017 recipients of William B. Coley Awards.
Gabriel D. Victora, Ph.D., AAI ’15, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant recipient.
Richard J. Hodes, Ph.D., AAI '75, is the recipient of the second annual Charles A. Sanders, M.D., Partnership Award.
James P. Allison, Ph.D., AAI '78 (past AAI president, 2001-02) and Robert D. Schreiber, Ph.D., AAI '76 are 2017 Balzan Prize recipients for Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy
Susan Carpenter, Ph.D., AAI '15, Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D., AAI '90, Kiyoshi Hirahara, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '12, Ari B. Molofsky, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '16, E. Ashley Moseman, Ph.D., AAI '16, Ganes C. Sen, Ph.D., AAI '05, and Alan Sher, Ph.D., AAI '77, are 2017 recipients of International Cytokine & Interferon Society Award honors.
James P. Allison, Ph.D., AAI '78 (past AAI president, 2001-02), Lieping Chen, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '92Gordon J. Freeman, Ph.D., AAI '01, Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D., AAI Hon. '88, and Arlene H. Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '96 (AAI president, 2016-2017) are 2017 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recipients for transformative discoveries in the field of cancer immunology.
Leroy E. Hood, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '69, is the 2017 NAS Award for Chemistry in Service to Society recipient.
Bernard Roizman, Sd.D., AAI '59, is the 2017 Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology recipient
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D., AAI '13, Richard M. Locksley, M.D., AAI '88, and Jonathan Sprent, M.D., Ph.D.,AAI '80, are elected to the National Academy of Sciences
James P. Allison, Ph.D., AAI '78 (past AAI president, 2001-02), Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '98, and Paul Rothman, M.D., AAI '92, are elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D., AAI '13, is the recipient of the 2017 Emil von Behring Prize and the 2016 Sanofi–Institut Pasteur International Mid-Career Award.
Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, Ph.D., AAI ’83, a past AAI president (2007-08), is the recipient of the 2017 AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology.

AAI members invited to participate in honoring Frank Fitch (AAI ’61) through endowed Frank W. and Shirley Fitch Lectureship.

James P. Allison, Ph.D., AAI ’78, is named co-recipient of the first Sjöberg Prize in cancer research.
Alexander Y. Rudensky, Ph.D., AAI ’94, and Shimon Sakaguchi, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’90, are co-recipients of the 2017 Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis.
David E. Briles, Ph.D., AAI ’77, David A. Fruman, Ph.D., AAI ’01, George Fu Gao, Ph.D., AAI ’01, Joseph Bernard Margolick, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’87, Michael S. Marks, Ph.D., AAI ’90, James C. Paulson, Ph.D., AAI ’07, Liise-Anne Pirofski, M.D., AAI ’00, David T. Scadden, M.D., AAI ’98, Phillip A. Scott, Ph.D., AAI ’84, and Lawrence Steinman, M.D., AAI ’89, are elected as AAAS Fellows.

Ken Cadwell, Ph.D., AAI '16, Ming Li, Ph.D., AAI '10, David Masopust, Ph.D., AAI '07, Carla V. Rothlin, Ph.D., AAI '08, Daniel B. Stetson, Ph.D., AAI '09, and Sing Sing Y. Way, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '07, are named HHMI, Simons Foundation, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Faculty Scholars.

Carl F. Nathan, M.D., AAI ' 76, John J. O'Shea, M.D., AAI '84, and Jan T. Vilcek, M.D., AAI '78, are joint recipients of the 2016 ICIS-Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research.

Laurie A. Glimcher, M.D., AAI '83, a past AAI president (2003-04) , is the 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award honoree.

AAI members Carl H. June, M.D., AAI '87, John W. Kappler, Ph.D., AAI '74, Philippa Marrack, Ph.D., AAI '74, Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '72, and Harald von Boehmer, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '92, are recipients of 2016 Novartis Prizes for Immunology.

AAI Past President Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '87, is the recipient of the 2016 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Immunology.

Alberto Mantovani, M.D., AAI '03, and Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '91, have been named recipients of the 2016 Robert Koch Award.

Clinician scientists Suzanne Topalian, M.D., AAI '90, and Jedd D. Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '12, are 2016 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science honorees.

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., AAI '73, receives the 2016 Gairdner Global Health Award.

Charles N. Serhan, Ph.D., AAI '01, is the 2016 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine recipient.

Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D., AAI (Hon.) '88, is the 2016 recipient of the Kyoto Prize in Life Sciences.

Arup K. Chakraborty, Ph.D., AAI '07, Ronald N. Germain, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '78, Antonio Lanzavecchia, M.D., AAI Hon. '00, Kenneth M. Murphy, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '95, Hidde L. Ploegh, Ph.D., AAI '93, Herbert W. Virgin, IV, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '92, Gabriel A. Rabinovich, Ph.D., AAI '03, and Ian A. Wilson, D. Sc., Ph.D., AAI '14, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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