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AAI Career Awards

AAI Career Awards

AAI Career Awards honor individuals for outstanding research and career achievements.


Thursday, May 9, 2019  5:00 pm  Ballroom 20BCD  

AAI Lifetime Achievement Award

The AAI Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the AAI Council upon an AAI member. This award recognizes a deserving member for a career of scientific achievement and for contributions to AAI and fellow immunologists.

2019 Award Recipient:

Pamela Fink

Pamela J. Fink
Univ. of Washington

AAI President JoAnne L. Flynn will introduce the awardee and present the award prior to the start of the President’s Address.


Friday, May 10, 2019  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Room 30AB  

AAI Distinguished Service Award

This award is bestowed by the AAI Council to recognize an individual for outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community. 

2019 Award Recipients:

Beth Garvy

Beth A. Garvy
Univ. of Kentucky Chandler Med. Ctr.

For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as member and Chair of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs, 2011-2018

Clinton Mathias

Clinton B. Mathias

Western New England Univ.

For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as as Director of the AAI High School Teachers Program, 2012-2018

AAI Executive Director M. Michele Hogan will introduce the awardees and present the awards during the AAI Business Meeting.


Saturday, May 11, 2019  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  Room 25ABC  

AAI-BioLegend Herzenberg Award

Established to honor the memory of AAI member Leonard A. Herzenberg, Ph.D., this award recognizes an individual who has made exemplary research contributions to the field of B cell biology. This award is generously supported by BioLegend.

2019 Award Recipient:

Frederick Alt

Frederick W. Alt
HHMI, Boston Children’s Hosp.
The fundamental role of chromatin loop extrusion in antibody diversification

AAI President JoAnne L. Flynn and Leonore A. Herzenberg, Stanford Univ. Sch. of Med., will introduce the awardee and present the award immediately prior to Dr. Alt’s lecture.


Sunday, May 12, 2019  12:30 pm  Ballroom 20BCD  

AAI Excellence in Mentoring Award

A dedicated mentor significantly influences a trainee’s professional development and career. This award recognizes the importance of this mentor-trainee relationship.

2019 Award Recipient:

Harvey Cantor

Harvey Cantor
Dana-Farber Cancer Inst., Harvard Med. Sch.

AAI President JoAnne L. Flynn and Mari L. Shinohara, Duke Univ. Sch. of Med., will introduce the awardee and present the award prior to the start of the President’s Symposium.


Saturday, May 11, 2019  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  Ballroom 20BCD  

AAI-Thermo Fisher Meritorious Career Award

This award recognizes a mid-career scientist for outstanding research contributions to the field of immunology. This award is generously supported by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

2019 Award Recipient:

Kristin Hogquist

Kristin A. Hogquist
Univ. of Minnesota Ctr. for Immunology
Thymic selection of soldiers and peacekeepers
 
AAI President JoAnne L. Flynn and Christoph Hergersberg, Vice President of Research and Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific, will introduce the awardee and present the award immediately prior to Dr. Hogquist’s lecture.


Sunday, May 12, 2019  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  Ballroom 20BCD  

AAI-Steinman Award for Human Immunology Research

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the understanding of immune processes underlying human disease pathogenesis, prevention, or therapy.

2019 Award Recipient:

Steven A Rosenberg

Steven A. Rosenberg
NCI, NIH
Lymphocytes as a drug for the treatment of human cancer

AAI President JoAnne L. Flynn will introduce the awardee and present the award immediately prior to Dr. Rosenberg’s lecture.


Friday, May 10, 2019  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  Ballroom 20BCD  

AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award

This award recognizes an early-career investigator who has made outstanding contributions to the field of immunology. This award is generously supported by BD Biosciences.

2019 Award Recipient:

Francisco J. Quintana
Brigham and Women’s Hosp., Harvard Med. Sch.
Environmental control of CNS inflammation
 
AAI President JoAnne L. Flynn and Robert Balderas, Vice President of Biological Sciences and Market Development, BD Biosciences, will introduce the awardee and present the award immediately prior to Dr. Quintana’s lecture.


Questions about the nomination process? Please contact AAI at awards@aai.org, or (301) 634-7178.