December 1, 2013
vol. 191 (11)
Dr. Jenkins's Message to Members on goals and expectations for his term in office, July 1, 2013 –
June 30, 2014
AAI Names the Recipients of the
2013 AAI Public Service Awards
For presentation details and photos,
visit the AAI Facebook page.
The AAI Introductory Course is moving!
It will be held in beautiful Long Beach, CA, at the Long Beach Convention Center, from July 12-17, 2014.
The 2014 AAI Advanced Course will be held July 27-August 1 at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA.
AAI Mourns the Loss of
Leonard A. Herzenberg, Ph.D. (AAI ’68)
Longtime AAI member Len Herzenberg, a prominent
immunologist and past recipient of the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award, died on October 27, at the age of 81. His work, including the pioneering of flow cytometry and development of the first FACS cell sorters and related technology, revolutionized the field. Dr. Herzenberg served on multiple AAI committees and on the editorial board of The Journal of Immunology. AAI extends condolences to his wife and fellow immunologist, Leonore Herzenberg, Ph.D. (AAI ’74), their family, and many colleagues and friends.
Click here to view a tribute from past Herzenberg trainee Mario Roederer, Ph.D.
AAI Urges NIH to Address Impact of
Government Shutdown on Grantees
AAI sent a letter to NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and NIH Center for Scientific Review Director Richard Nakamura, Ph.D., expressing concern about the impact of the recent government shutdown on NIH grantees and urging NIH “to use whatever extraordinary measures may be necessary”… “to expedite the peer review and funding of applications that have been delayed by the shutdown.” To view the entire AAI letter, click here.
AAI leadership, members, and staff mourn the death of Dr. Leo Lefrançois, Jr., on July 20th while vacationing in northern Italy. View tribute here.
First AAI Jointly Sponsored Symposium with the Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI)
The first AAI-JSI jointly sponsored symposium, Epigenetic Regulation of the Immune System, will be held at the 42nd JSI Annual Meeting, December 11- 13, Ciba, Japan. AAI member ('05) Ananda Goldrath (University of California, San Diego) and JSI member Masakatsu Yamashita (Ehime University, Japan) will chair the session. Speakers will include Dr. Goldrath as well as:
AAI is also a sponsor for the symposia Microenvironments for the Immune System and Osteoimmunology.
AAI Supports Travel Awards, Grants to Assist Scientists in Attending the 15th International Congress of Immunology
AAI Centennial and Legacy