Koretzky and August elected to AAI leadership

Two members of the Cornell Center for Immunology have been elected to leadership roles within the American Association of Immunologists.

Dr. Gary Koretzky was named AAI President for 2021-2022. In his first Presidents Message, Dr. Koretzky outlines his vision to advance the association’s mission through advocacy and public engagement, member and trainee support and educational programs, and more. Dr. Koretzky serves as the Cornell Center for Immunology’s Director, and the Vice Provost for Academic Integration at Cornell University, and a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Avery August was appointed an Councilor for 2021-2025. Dr. August serves on the Cornell Center for Immunology’s Executive Committee and is a Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, HHMI Professor and Professor of Immunology with in the department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Drs. Koretzky and August will serve on the AAI Council which is composed of eight scientists elected by voting AAI members. Forward-looking in their determination to answer the significant questions facing scientists, Council-members are charged to speak on behalf of the AAI membership and act in the best interests of AAI. These leaders of AAI are recognized experts in their specific fields and experienced administrators. They are, above all things, passionate about science and the belief that good science is critical in overcoming so many of the challenges we face today.