Past AAAAI Honorary Award Recipients

Distinguished Service Award

Selection Criteria
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes long and distinguished service to the AAAAI rather than primarily for scientific achievement. Past-Presidents are eligible for this award. The number of Distinguished Service Awards should be limited to one per year.

2017 - Kimberly A. Risma, MD PhD FAAAAI
2016 - Thomas B. Casale, MD, FAAAAI
George R. Green, MD, FAAAAI
2015 - not presented
2014 - Sheldon L. Spector, MD, FAAAAI
2013 - Thomas A. Fleisher, MD, FAAAAI
2012 - Donald Y.M. Leung, MD, PHD, FAAAAI
2011 - Arnold I. Levinson, MD, MS, FAAAAI
2010 - Michael Schatz MD, MS, FAAAAI
2009 - F. Estelle R. Simons, MD, FAAAAI
2008 - Gail G. Shapiro, MD, FAAAAI (posthumous)
2007 - Richard A Nicklas, MD, FAAAAI
2006 - Paul A. Greenberger, MD, FAAAAI
2005 - Harold S. Nelson, MD, FAAAAI
2004 - Stephen I. Wasserman, MD, FAAAAI
2003 - Clifton Furukawa, MD, FAAAAI
2002 - Gary S. Rachelefsky, MD, FAAAAI
2001 - William T. Shearer, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
2000 - Burton Zweiman, MD, FAAAAI
1999 - Richard F. Lockey, MD
1998 - John Anderson, MD
1997 - Donald Aaronson, MD
1996 - Rebecca Buckley, MD
1995 - Raymond G. Slavin, MD
1994 - Jordan N. Fink, MD
1993 - Albert L. Sheffer, MD
1992 - Robert E. Reisman, MD
1991 - Elliott Middleton, MD
1990 - Charles E. Reed, MD
1989 - Murray Dworetzky, MD
1988 - William A. Solomon, MD
Harriet A. Burge, PhD
1987 - Macy I. Levine, MD
1986 - Thomas E. Van Metre, Jr., MD
1985 - Philip S. Norman, MD
1984 - John E. Salvaggio, MD
1983 - Sheldon C. Siegel, MD
1982 - Roy Patterson, MD
1981 - Alec Sehon, PhD, DSc
1980 - Leoni N. Claman, MD
1979 - Sidney Friedlaender, MD
1978 - Carl E. Arbesman, MD
1977 - Francis C. Lowell, MD
1976 - Kenneth P. Mathews, MD
1975 - Stanley F. Hampton, MD
1974 - Paul M. Seebohm, MD
1972 - Murray M. Albert, MD and members of the Allergy Abstract Editorial Board
Eugene Walzer, MD
Harold Friedman, MD
Monroe Coleman, MD
Bernard Siegel, MD
Eloise Kailin, MD
David Stein, MD
Katherine Bowman
1971 - Sheldon G. Cohen, MD
1970 - George I. Blumstein, MD
1969 - Merrill W. Chase, PhD
1968 - George Piness, MD
Matthew Walzer, MD
1967 - Dan H. Campbell, PhD
1966 - Samuel M. Feinberg, MD
1965 - William B. Sherman, MD
1964 - Howard Osgood, MD
1963 - Mr. Oren C. Durham

Distinguished Layman/Laywoman Award

The AAAAI recognizes that many scientists and physicians who are not clinical allergists have made contributions to the understanding and practice of the specialty. Some have been elected to affiliate membership, and others, whose scientific contributions to the field have been meritorious, have been elected to honorary fellowship.

Another group that has contributed substantially to allergy which the AAAAI has begun to recognize in recent years is made up of non-medical citizens who through lay channels have worked in various ways to promote the field. Many have been active members of voluntary health organizations dedicated to public education and fund raising activities to support research. Others have sponsored legislation in Congress. More recently, with the growth of consumerism, citizens have been appointed to advisory boards in increasing numbers.

As the contributions by citizen volunteers become more frequent and take on more importance of the advancement of the specialty, it seems fitting that distinguished service by individuals of this group should be given recognition by the AAAAI.

This Distinguished Layman or Laywoman Award is established by the AAAAI to be granted once a year to the citizen known to have made the most substantial contribution to the field of allergy.

Selection Criteria
1. The recipient should be a non-medical person who has made a substantial contribution in service or substance to education, research, or to the practice.
2. Employees of physicians' or health institutions shall not be eligible for the award unless their contribution has been made outside of their duties of employment.
3. The contribution need not be directly related to programs sponsored by the AAAAI.
4. Ordinarily, to be eligible, a candidate for the award should still be living at the time the award is made.
5. At least one member of the AAAAI should have first-hand knowledge of the candidate's contribution.

2017 - not presented
2016 -not presented
2015 - Fred and Vicki Modell
2014 - Award not Presented
2013 -State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem
Chef Ming Tsai
2012 - Denise and David Bunning
2011 - not presented
2010 - Kay Whalen, MBA, CAE
2009 - U.S. Hereditary Angioedema Association
2008 - Terence J. Furlong, MS
2007 - Nancy Hopper Neal
Ernestine T. Smartt
2006 - Francene J. Lifson
2005 - Elliott and Roslyn Jaffe
2004 - Virginia Taggart, MPH
2003 - Marcia Boyle
2002 - Greg Lund
2001 - Rick Iber
2000 - Anne Munoz-Furlong
1999 - Associates to the AAAAI
1998 - Doris Stoll
1997 - Lynn des Prez
1996 - Richard Dempster, President, AAFA
1995 - Mary Worstell, AAFA
1994 - Cedric Grigg, Fisons Corporation
1993 - George Behrakis, CEO, Muro Pharmaceutical, Inc.
1992 - Nancy Sanders, President, Mothers of Asthmatics
1991 - David Branson, AAFA President
1990 - Senator Lowell Weicker
1989 - Charles M. Clark
1988 - John Wynne, AAFA President
1987 - Donald L. McNeil, Executive Director, AAAAI
1983 - Robert W. Parsons, Jr., PhD, Executive Board/AAFA
1980 - Congressman George M. O'Brien
1979 - Barbara Layman

Distinguished Scientist Award

Selection Criteria
The Honorary Fellow Award was presented from 1947 to 2011.  The award program was replaced with the Distinguished Scientist Award in 2012.

This award will be presented to recognize scientific contributions to the field of allergy / immunology that have advanced allergy / immunology research and the specialty and for leadership contributions to the specialty.

2017 - Luigi D. Notarangelo, MD
2016 - Gideon Lack, MBBCH, MA
2015 - Lawrence B. Schwartz, MD PhD FAAAAI
2014 - Hugh A. Sampson, MD, FAAAAI
2013 - Dean D. Metcalfe, MD, FAAAAI
2012 - Robert R. Rich, MD, FAAAAI

Honorary Fellow Award (no longer presented)
2011 - Raif S. Geha, MD, FAAAAI
2010 - Paul M. O'Byrne, MD, FAAAAI
2009 - Erwin W. Gelfand, MD, FAAAAI
2008 - Jean-Pierre Kinet, MD
2007 - Tse Wen Chang, PhD
2006 - Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD
2005 - Allen P. Kaplan, MD FAAAAI
2004 - A. Barry Kay, MD, FAAAAI
2003 - Claude Lenfant, MD, FAAAAI
2002 - Frederick E. Hargreave, MD
2001 - Stephen T. Holgate, MD DSc, FAAAAI
2000 - John E. Salvaggio, MD, FAAAAI (posthumous)
1999 - Rebecca Buckley, MD
1998 - S.G.O. Johansson, MD
1997 - Roy Patterson, MD
1996 - Michael Frank, MD
1995 - Anthony S. Fauci, MD
1994 - William Paul, MD
1993 - Henry Metzger, MD
1992 - Gerald J. Gleich, MD
1991 - Henry N. Claman, MD
1990 - Hugh McDevitt, MD
Baruj Benacerraf, MD
1989 - K. Frank Austen, MD
1988 - David W. Talmage, MD
1987 - Lawrence M. Lichtenstein, MD, PhD
1986 - Thomas Waldmann, MD
1985 - Richard M. Krause, MD
1984 - Alain deWeck, MD
1983 - Charles W. Parker, MD
1982 - Elmer Becker, MD
1981 - Jack Pepys, MD
1980 - Herman N. Eisen, MD
1979 - Ray D. Owen, PhD, DSc
1978 - Michael Heidelberger, PhD
1977 - Henry G. Kunkel, MD
1976 - Kimishige Ishizaka, MD
Teruko Ishizaka, MD
1975 - Frank J. Dixon, MD
1974 - Sir MacFarlane Burnet, K.B.E.
1973 - Robert A. Good, MD
1970 - H. Sherwood Lawrence, MD
1969 - Daniel Bovet, DSc
1968 - Oscar Swineford, Jr., MD
Zoltan Ovary, MD
1967 - Dan H. Campbell, PhD
Elvin A. Kabat, PhD
1966 - Theodore L. Squier, MD
1962 - Mohammed Ali Maleki, MD
1961 - Keizo Nakamura, MD
1955 - Francis M. Rackemann, MD
1954 - Mauricio Rocha e Silva, MD
1953 - Werner Jadassohn, MD
Paul Bordet, MD
Robert J. S. McDowall, MD
1952 - Merrill W. Chase, PhD
Charles W. Loeffler, MD
Bernard N. Halpern, MD
1951 - Cesare Frugoni, MD, Leslie N. Gay, MD
1947 - Alfred Gilman, MD

Distinguished Clinician Award

Selection Criteria
The following criteria were agreed on for this award:
1. Awarded to a person or persons whose clinically relevant activities have made a significant constructive impact on the field of allergy and clinical immunology. The norm in recent years has been to select two individuals to honor each year.
2. The awardee(s) should have a primary commitment to patient care of clinical investigation focused on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of asthma and allergic disease.
3. The individual(s) should have a record of substantial clinical research as evidenced by papers published in referenced journals (such as JACI); evidence of scholarship by presentations on the programs of national or international meetings, published books, editorship of supplements to referenced journals or equivalent activity.
4. Especially desirable, but not mandatory, the individual should show dedicated service to the field of allergy and clinical immunology, e.g. service to the American Board of Allergy/Immunology, a voluntary foundation or government agency, or public education, outreach, or community activities in the field of allergy\immunology.

Alternatively, he/she could have worked actively in the AAAAI or similar professional society, serving on major committees, participating in workshops, and/or serving as an officer in the AAAAI.

2017 - David A. Khan, MD FAAAAI
Bruce L. Zuraw, MD
2016 - Paul A. Greenberger, MD, FAAAAI
2015 - Dennis K. Ledford, MD FAAAAI
Michael Schatz, MD MS FAAAAI
2014 - Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
2013 - Mark Boguniewicz, MD, FAAAAI
2012 - Estelle R. Simons, MD, FAAAAI
2011 - Andrea J. Apter, MD MSc FAAAAI
2010 - N. Franklin Adkinson, Jr., MD, FAAAAI
2009 - Stanley J. Szefler, MD, FAAAAI
Phillip E. Korenblat, MD, FAAAAI
2008 - Richard F. Lockey, MD, FAAAAI
2007 - William T. Franklin, MD, FAAAAI
2006 - Richard Evans III, MD, FAAAAI (posthumous)
Michael A. Kaliner, MD, FAAAAI
2005 - Raymond G. Slavin, MD, MS, FAAAAI
2004 - John J. Condemi, MD, FAAAAI
Albert L. Sheffer, MD, FAAAAI
2003 - Robert Reisman, MD, FAAAAI
2002 - Eli O. Meltzer, MD, FAAAAI
Phillip L. Lieberman, MD, FAAAAI
2001 - Robert Zeiger, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
John W. Yunginger, MD, FAAAAI
2000 - Louis Mendelson, MD, FAAAAI
Donald D. Stevenson, MD, FAAAAI
1999 - Howard J. Schwartz, MD and David S. Pearlman, MD
1998 - Hal Richerson, MD, and Robert Townley, MD
1997 - Jerry Dolovich, MD, and Charles Reed, MD
1996 - Harold Nelson, MD
C. Warren Bierman, MD
1995 - Abba I Terr, MD
1994 - Lloyd Crawford, MD (posthumously)
1993 - Elliot Ellis, MD
John Toogood, MD
1992 - Sheldon Siegel, MD
Paul Seebohm, MD
1991 - Max Samter, MD
Sam Bukantz, MD
1990 - (New Award) George I. Blumstein, MD, (posthumously)
Susan C. Dees, MD
Bram Rose, MD
Roland Scott, MD

RSLAAIS Leadership Award

Selection Eligibility and Criteria
This award recognizes an outstanding leader in a state, regional or local allergy, asthma, immunology society that is part of the Federation of Regional, State & Local Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Societies (RSLAAIS). This award was created to honor active leadership in a member society of the RSLAAIS, long-term community involvement, and clinical teaching at the local level. Additionally, contributions to the mission of the AAAAI as a speaker, volunteer or leader will also be considered as supplementary factors. Award candidates will have a demonstrated involvement in the local society directed toward building and strengthening that society and in the contribution of that society toward the local medical and patient communities, the specialty of allergy/immunology, and the American AAAAI of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). The award is limited to one recipient a year.

Award nominations will include a letter of nomination from the local society leadership, two letters of reference from society members, and the award candidate's C.V. to be submitted to the RSLAAIS Board of Governors. The Governors will review the nominations and determine the award candidates. The final roster of candidates will be presented to the Awards, Memorials and Commemorative Lectureships (AMCL) Committee who will select the award candidate. The AMCL Committee will present the candidate nomination to the AAAAI Board of Directors at their June meeting for their final approval.

2017 - Robert N. Corriel, MD FAAAAI
2016 - Sharon B. Markovics, MD, FAAAAI
2015 - Marshall Paul Grodofsky, MD FAAAAI
2014 - Michael H. Clayton, MD, FAAAAI
2013 - James M. Tracy, DO, FAAAAI
2012 - Richard W. Honsinger, MD, MACP, FAAAAI
2011 - Daniel G. Steinberg, MD FAAAAI
2010 - Louis Mendelson, MD FAAAAI
2009 - Donald C. Fournier, MD FAAAAI (presented posthumously)

Special Recognition Award

Selection Criteria
The AAAAI Special Recognition Award showcases individuals who have made a specific contribution benefiting the allergy/immunology community. This award may be issued annually.

2017 - Mary Beth Fasano, MD FAAAAI
2016 - not presented
2015 - not presented
2014 - Robert G. Hamilton, PhD, FAAAAI
2013 - Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI
2012 - Joshua A. Boyce, MD, FAAAAI
2011 - Jean Bousquet, MD
2010 - John W. Yunginger, MD, FAAAAI
2009 - E. Richard Stiehm, MD, FAAAI
2008 - Harold S. Nelson, MD, FAAAAI
2007 - Mark Ballow, MD, FAAAAI
William Busse, MD, FAAAAI
2006 - Richard D. deShazo, MD, FAAAAI
Doriane C. Miller, MD
2005 - Burton Zweiman, MD FAAAAI
2004 - Thomas J. Fischer, MD, FAAAAI, MKSAP Co-Editor
Rebecca S. Gruchalla, MD PhD, FAAAAI, MKSAP Co-Editor
William T. Shearer, MD PhD, FAAAAI, Primer Editor
James T. Li, MD, FAAAAI, Primer Editor
2003 - not presented
2002 - Murray Dworetzky, MD, FAAAAI and Archive Committee -
Jordan Fink, Sheldon Cohen, Charles Reed and Sheldon Siegel
2001 - Scott Carroll, MD (ERT LTF Steering Committee)
William J. Davis, MD, FAAAAI
Linda B. Ford, MD, FAAAAI
Paul A. Greenberger, MD, FAAAAI
Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAAAI
2000 - Vincent Beltrani, MD
1999 - Drs. Jim Baker, John Condemi, and Mark Dykewicz
1998 - Claude Lenfant, MD
1997 - David Marsh, PhD
1996 - Suzanne Hurd, PhD
1993 - Richard deShazo, MD, Primer Editor
Burton Zweiman, MD, JACI Editor
Richard Lockey, MD, MKSAP Co-Editor
Jordan Fink, MD, MKSAP Co-Editor
George Lundberg, MD, JAMA Editor
1990 - Dorothy Sogn, MD
1989 - Sheldon Cohen, MD
Irving Tabachnik, MD, Schering Corporation
1986 - Dorland Davis, MD
Leo Criep, MD

Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award

Selection Eligibility and Criteria
Voluntary faculty is defined as being primarily in private practice without university remuneration for participation in the allergy/immunology program. A clinical faculty appointment is desirable. Demonstration of outstanding contributions to the education of fellows in allergy/immunology for a minimum of five years. Submission should include a nomination letter from the program director and the nominee's curriculum vitae, as well as two letters of recommendation from other faculty members and two letters of recommendation from former fellows. Emphasis should be on quality of contribution, durations of participation, documentation of excellence, innovation in teaching or curriculum planning or program administration, and participation in any clinical research or data collection/assessment contributing to the education of trainees. The award is limited to one recipient a year. Multiple recipients will be accepted under extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the review committee.

Past Recipients
2017 - Weily Soong, MD FAAAAI
2016 - Roger H. Kobayashi, MD, FAAAAI
2015 - Vincent S. Beltrani, MD
2014 - Frank S. Virant, MD, FAAAAI
2013 - Theodore M. Freeman, MD, FAAAAI
2012 - Robert M. Biondi, MD, FAAAAI
2011 - John J. Condemi, MD, FAAAAI
2010 - Monroe J. King, DO, FAAAAI
2009 - Bernard Gold, MD, FAAAAI
2008 - Sandra C. Christiansen, MD, FAAAAI
2007 - Mary L. Jelks, MD, FAAAAI
2006 - Gary S. Rachelefsky, MD, FAAAAI
2005 - Arnold Kirshenbaum, MD, FAAAAI
2004 - Gary Gross, MD, FAAAAI
2003 - Robert H. Schwartz, MD, FAAAAI
2002 - Frank J. Twarog, MD PhD, FAAAAI
2001 - Lawrence C. Sweet, MD, FAAAAI
2000 - Stephen M. Murphey, MD, FAAAAI
1999 - Bernard Etra, MD
1998 - Robert Moore, MD
A. H. Redmon, Jr., MD
1997 - Allan S. Bock, MD
1996 - Macy I. Levine, MD
Jack Mazow, MD
1995 - Phillip Korenblat, MD
1994 - Sheldon Siegel, MD

Allied Health Professionals Recognition Award

Selection Criteria
The recipient must be an AAAAI Allied Health member or AAAAI Member or Fellow who is a non-physician (MD, DO) and, who has made a substantial contribution in service or substance to allied health education, research, or to the practice of allergy/immunology. This contribution to allergy/immunology need not be directly related to programs sponsored by the AAAAI, but is preferred. Current Allied Health Professional Assembly Co-chairs, Vice Co-chairs and Co-Immediate Past Chairs are not eligible for the award.

Nomination materials should include a CV, a nomination letter and two letters of reference from AAAAI physician or non-physician members. Nominations will be presented to the Allied Health Committee Co-chairs, Vice Co-chairs and Co-Immediate Past Chairs, who will select the award recipient. This selection must also be approved by the AAAAI Awards, Memorials, and Commemorative Lectureships Committee and the AAAAI Board of Directors.

2017 - Berber Vlieg-Boerstra, PhD RD
2016 - Maureen George, PhD, RN, AE-C
2015 - Marion E. Groetch, MS RD
2014 - Jeanette L. Arnold, MSN, RN, C-FNP
2013 - Cheryl K. Bernstein, RN, BSN, CCRC
2012 - Mary Kay Bossard, BS, RRT, AR-C
2011 - Christine W. Wagner, CPNP CFNP AE-C
2010 - Jan L. Tippett, RN AE-C
2009 - Kathleen A. Conboy-Ellis, NP, PhD, AE-C, FAAAAI
2008 - Sally A. Noone, RN MSN CCRC
2007 - Melissa T. Korenblat-Hanin, ACSW, LCSW
2006 - B. Gwen Carlton, RN, MSN, NP
2005 - Renee Theodorakis, MA
2004 - Mary Lou Hayden, RN, MS, CFNP
2003 - Carol A. Jones, RN
2002 - M. Colleen Lum Lung, RN, MSN, CPNP
2001 - Berri Mitchell, RN(posthumous)

Mentorship Award

Mentorship Award Objective
The AAAAI Mentorship Award recognizes individuals who, by serving as mentors, make a difference in the careers of trainees and colleagues, and, by extension, enriched our specialty.

Mentoring covers a wide spectrum of activities and is broadly defined. In general, a mentor is someone who made a difference in another person’s career by guidance, education, listening, being accessible, providing a safe haven, serving as an advocate, easing training, helping career development and serving as a role model.

The awardees are expected to have shown dedication to mentoring over a sustained period of time and to have impacted the careers of more than one mentee. Mentors from all areas of the A/I specialty are eligible including internists, pediatricians, allergists, immunologists, clinical immunologists, academic faculty, private practitioners, basic/clinical/ or translational researchers, as well as allergists/immunologists in government or industry worldwide.

Application Process
Please access this application form, which outlines all the special elements needed for the Mentorship Award application.

2017 - Dean D. Metcalfe, MD FAAAAI
2016 - David H. Broide, MBChB, FAAAAI
2015 - E. Richard Stiehm, MD FAAAAI
2014 - Thomas A.E. Platts-Mills, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, FRS
2013 - K. Frank Austen, MD, FAAAAI
Albert L. Sheffer, MD, FAAAAI

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