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K. Frank Austen

Brief Bio

K. Frank Austen is Astra Zeneca Professor of Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Austen was president of The American Association of Immunologists from 1977 to 1978 and served on the AAI Council from 1972 to 1976.


Oral History – Full Interview

Interview Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Location: Boston, MA

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Oral History – Transcript

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AAI Service History

Joined: 1962
President: 1977–1978
Vice President: 1976–1977
Councillor: 1972–1976

The Journal of Immunology
Associate Editor: 1968–1977



Standing Education Committee: 1968–1970
Ad Hoc Steering Committee for International Congress: 1968–1969
Education Committee: 1970–1972
Ad Hoc Committee on Public Relations: 1972–1973
Awards Committee: 1979–1980

Other Service
AAI Representative to the FASEB Public Affairs Committee: 1971–1974
AAI Representative to National Research Council: 1973–1976
AAI Representative to the IUIS Nomenclature Committee: 1973–1974
AAI Representative to FASEB Board: 1976–1979

President's Address

"Homeostasis of Effector Systems Which Can Also Be Recruited for Immunologic Reactions," Delivered June 6, 1978

The Journal of Immunology 121, no. 3 (1978): 793–805.

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