The Graduate Program in Immunology is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Immunology awards.
Here is a listing of Immunology Program members who will present at the AAI Annual Meeting.
Please do your best to attend each other’s presentations and connect while in San Diego, CA.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Beth Moore on winning the Rackham Distinguished Mentor Award! Thank you to the many of you who wrote letters detailing her “willingness to spend countless hours of on-on-one counseling time with trainees, extraordinary commitment in helping trainees build up their own careers in scientific research, demonstrated exceptional willingness to provide scientific advices, commitment to training trainees in developing their writing and grantsmanship, enthusiasm for science and for teaching students and trainees, and her overall positive influence on the scientific community as a whole.”
We are “very fortunate to have someone with Beth’s level of academic and career success who maintains such a grounded attitude, a positive outlook, and an enthusiasm for training that shows her commitment to the future of science!”
Beth will be presented with the award at a public ceremony on April 22, 2019 in the Rackham Ampitheatre beginning at 3:30 pm. A reception will follow in the Assembly Hall. Beth's family, friend, colleagues, and students are encouraged to attend! Let's do our best to attend and show our appreciation for Beth.
Please see her story at: http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2019/02/26/jem.20190217?papetoc
Julia was selected by MSTP operating committee as the recipient of the Dean's Award for Research Excellence! She did her PhD work in Pavan Reddy's lab. Congratulations Julia!
Congrats to Blake Heath for F31 award!
Blake Heath was honored with the John Wallace fellowship at the Autumn Immunology conference for his outstanding science!
On behalf of the Autumn Immunology Conference (AIC) Council, we are happy to share that Emily Yarosz has been selected to receive an AAI Young Investigator Award for her abstract entitled:“Understanding the role of cullin 3 in NKT cell peripheral maintenance”.
Her abstract was chosen based on the quality and impact of her research. She will be recognized with her fellow awardees at the Autumn Immunology Conference in Chicago on Friday night, November 17th at 7:15 PM in Salon III, 7th floor, preceding the keynote speaker. Her award also includes a cash prize.
Please join us in congratulating Stephanie Kim on being selected to receive an ASH Abstract Achievement Award for her abstract titled "Targeting Sec23b in COPII Vesicles Regulates T Cell Immunity" (#111628). The ASH Abstract Achievement Award is a merit-based award for trainees with high-scoring annual meeting abstracts. The award provides $500 that is intended to support her travel to the 60th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA, taking place December 1-4, 2018. Congratulations on your achievement, Steph! We are very proud of you.
Please join us in congratulating Mike Haggadone on winning the OGPS Teaching Award! A brief listing of his many accomplishments include TA'ing 850, serving as a first year graduate mentor program co-coordinator, and leading Immunology Program prelim study session for the second year pre-doctoral candidates. In the words of one of his recommenders, Mike "demonstrates a natural ability to clearly convey information and concepts in an engaging and understandable way, as well as possesses a genuine concern for the success of his students." Wishing you continued success, Mike!