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Robert R. Rich, M.D.

Brief Bio

Robert R. Rich is Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Medical Education and former Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Rich was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator from 1977 to 1991. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology from 2003 to 2008, and was awarded the AAI Distinguished Service Award in 1999 and the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Oral History – Full Interview

Interview Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Location: New Orleans, LA

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Oral History – Transcript

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AAI Service History

Joined: 1973

The Journal of Immunology
Editor-in-Chief: 2003–2008
Deputy Editor: 1997–2002
Section Editor: 1991–1996
Associate Editor: 1978–1982

Committee on Clinical Immunology: 1986–1987, 1987–1993 (chair)
Program Committee: 1987–1990
Committee on Public Affairs: 1993–1994, 1994–2000 (chair)

Other Service
AAI Representative to FASEB Board: 1998–2002
AAI Representative to FASEB Public Affairs Committee: 1998–2002

Select Honors and Awards

  • AAI Distinguished Service Award, 1999
  • AAI Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, American Association of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, 2012


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