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Assembly on Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation Scientific Accomplishment Award

2021 Winner - Joseph (Jay) Mizgerd, PhD


Spanning nearly 3 decades, Dr. Jay Mizgerd has been committed to unraveling the molecular mechanisms controlling pneumonia outcome and susceptibility.  He has made seminal contributions to the field, including but not limited to the discovery of cell-specific immune signaling hubs and the biology underlying immune remodeling in the experienced lung. His substantial efforts advocating for the importance of pneumonia as a public health concern and critical research area have made him the steward of this field in the ATS and beyond. He is a Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Biochemistry, and the Director of the Pulmonary Center at the Boston University School of Medicine


This award is intended for an established, internationally recognized investigator with a record of sustained exemplary achievement in the scientific areas of the Assembly. There is a single award given per year where the awardee will receive a framed certificate and make a 5-minute presentation of their work to the AII Assembly at the annual Assembly Membership Meeting. There is no monetary award given for this recognition.


  • The awardee must be a Primary or Secondary AII member.
  • The nominee does not necessarily need to be an academic; investigators from industry or other settings are also eligible.
  • Previous awardees are not eligible for the same award.


  • Nominations will come from AII Primary or Secondary Assembly members.
  • Submit a completed nomination form summarizing how the nominee has impacted their field or advanced scientific discovery. Include examples (from manuscripts, quality improvement initiatives, etc.) that support why the nominee merits this honor.
  • Upload the nominee’s NIH Biosketch or equivalent research CV, limit 5 pagesplease make sure that this reflects all of the activities noted on the nomination form.

Past Recipients of the Assembly on Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation Scientific Accomplishment Award:

2020 - Sally Wenzel, MD, ATSF
2019 - Jeffrey L. Curtis, MD
2018 - Mitchell Olman, MD, MA
2017 - Serpil C. Erzurum, MD
2016 - Marc Peters-Golden, MD
2015 – John V. Fahy, MD
2014 - Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD