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Society Awards

The 2022 Awards Nominations period has now closed. We look forward to announcing and honoring this year's recipients at ICMI 2022 this July in Seattle, Washington, USA.


Distinguished Scientific/Lifetime Achievement Award

Established in 2005, this award honors outstanding members of the community of scientists in mucosal immunology. Its aim is to recognize the scientific achievements of those few individuals who have contributed to the field in a significant and important way over a long period of time and is presented at the biennial International Congress of Mucosal Immunology (ICMI).

Award Criteria:

  • Any scientist with work in the mucosal immunology field (does not have to be a current SMI member)
  • Outstanding history of contributions to the science of mucosal immunology (publications, techniques, educational impact, mentorship)

Congratulations to the following past recipients:

Allan Mowat, MD, PhD (2019)
Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, MD, PhD (2017)
Charles O. Elson, MD (2015)
Richard S. Blumberg, MD (2015)
Fiona Powrie, PhD (2013)
Jiri Mestecky, MD (2011)
Per Brandtzaeg, PhD (2009)
Warren Strober, MD (2009)
Jan Holmgren, MD, PhD (2007)
Jerry McGhee, MD (2007)
Delphine Guy-Grand, PhD (2005)
John Cebra, PhD (2005)


Distinguished Service Award

Initiated in 2005, this award is presented biennially at the International Congress of Mucosal Immunology (ICMI) to honor a member of the Society who has exhibited great citizenship through service to the society in a volunteer capacity over an extended period of time.

Award Criteria:

  • Honors current Society member with strong history of volunteer leadership with SMI
  • Volunteer work could include: Current or past Board members, Committee members, Committee Chairs, or Journal editorial work

Congratulations to the following past recipients:

Ifor Williams, MD, PhD (2019)
Tom MacDonald, PhD (2017)
Jo Viney, PhD (2015)
Brian Kelsall, MD (2013)
Phillip Smith, MD (2011)
Charles O. Elson, MD (2009)
Toshifumi Hibi, MD (2007)
Peter Ernst, PhD (2005)

 


Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award was established in 2017 to honor young investigators within 15 years of their postdoctoral experience who have made significant contributions to the field of mucosal immunology. This award is presented at the biennial International Congress of Mucosal Immunology and consists of travel support to ICMI along with complimentary registration(s).

Award Criteria:

  • Honors current Society member (with at least 1 full year of membership in the Society) within 15 years of their postdoctoral experience
  • Recognizes significant contributions to the field of mucosal immunology

Congratulations to the following past recipients:

Daniel Mucida, PhD (2019)
Greg Sonnenberg, PhD (2017)