AAI Business Meeting and Awards Presentations
M. Michele Hogan, AAI, Executive Director
AAI reports on the “state of the association” to its members at every AAI annual meeting. Members will hear from the Executive Director, the Secretary-Treasurer, the Editors-in-Chief of AAI journals (The Journal of Immunology and ImmunoHorizons), and the Chair of the Committee on Public Affairs on the financial standing of AAI and other matters of importance to the membership. Selected 2018 AAI awards will also be presented during this session.
AAI Distinguished Service Award
For enduring and exemplary service to AAI and the immunology community
Wendy L. Havran, Scripps Res. Inst.
AAI annually provides more than 700 AAI meeting travel awards and grants to recognize the promise and promote the professional development of investigators of all career stages. Travel award and grant presentations and acknowledgments at the business meeting will include:
Pfizer-Showell Travel Award
To recognize the professional promise of an early-career investigator
Jakob von Moltke, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Univ. of Washington
Chambers-Thermo Fisher Scientific Memorial Award
To advance the career of an early-career scientist who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of cancer biology
Weiyi Peng, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr.
Lefrançois-BioLegend Memorial Award
To advance the career of a trainee who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of mucosal immunology
Neil Surana, M.D., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston Children’s Hosp.
AAI-Thermo Fisher Trainee Achievement Awards
To recognize promising trainees in the field of immunology
Munir Akkaya, M.D., D.Phil., Postdoctoral Fellow, NIAID, NIH
Yuefeng Huang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, NIAID, NIH
Jessica Kotov, Graduate Student, Univ. of Minnesota
Stephen Mok, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr.
Spencer C. Wei, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr.
Qifan Zhu, Graduate Student, Univ. of Tennessee Hlth. Sci. Ctr., St. Jude Children’s Res. Hosp.
- AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grants
- AAI Laboratory Travel Grants
- FASEB DREAM Mentored Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Awards
Sponsored by FASEB Diversity Resource Program under a grant from NIGMS, NIH [FASEB MARC Program: T36-GM008637-21 NCE]
- AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grants
- AAI Trainee Abstract Awards
- AAI Trainee Poster Awards
- AAI Late-Breaking Poster Awards