2017 GAIN CAMPAIGN
Each year, the Foundation grants two Faculty Development Awards of $240,000 each, paid out over three years. These Awards support the career development of junior faculty members in the specialty of allergy, asthma and immunology through basic and clinical research.
Our goal is to grant a third Faculty Development Award in 2018 with funds raised through the Grow Allergy and Immunology Now - GAIN - Campaign. Your support in 2017 will lead to more research in 2018. Please consider making a gift today!
2017 RSL CHALLENGE
The RSL Challenge is a friendly fundraising competition between the regional, state and local societies where the region that donates the most to the AAAAI Foundation in 2017 will receive free certification for a 2018 CME course. Donate today!
NEW LECTURESHIPS ANNOUNCED AT ANNUAL MEETING
Four new Named Lectureships were announced at the 2017 Annual Meeting, honoring:
And in memory of Sheldon L. Spector, MD FAAAAI
2017 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
The AAAAI Foundation is pleased to announce the following 2017 Faculty Development Award recipients:
Lora G. Bankova, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Project: "A Novel Cysteinyl Leukotriene Pathway for Control of Epithelial Cell Differentiation and Function"
Kirsten Kloepfer, MD, MS
Project:“Microbial Influence on Airway Function and Inflammation”
Timothy P. Moran, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Project: "Role of Neuropilin-2 in Allergic Asthma Pathogenesis
Each award provides $240,000 in total funding over a 3 year period.
Thank you to all the donors who helped make the 2016 GAIN Campaign a success and made it possible for the Foundation to grant three awards in 2017. We hope we can count on your support again for our 2017 GAIN Campaign.
2016 RSL CHALLENGE - REGION 5 WINNER
The AAAAI Foundation is please to announce that the winner of the 2016 RSL Challenge is Region 5: Mid-South (Includes states of AR, KS, LA, MO, MS, OK, TX).
Thank you to all who participated in the 2016 RSL Challenge! Our original goal was to raise $10,000, but through personalized appeals from RSL Governors and Presidents, the challenge raised over $64,000 for research! The RSL Board of Governors will review the donation tallies at the end of the year and notify the winning region/society.
2016 GAIN CAMPAIGN - 127% FUNDED
The AAAAI Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2016 Grow Allergy & Immunology Now (GAIN) Campaign was successful in raising over $250,000 to support a third Faculty Development Award for 2017! The 2017 award recipients will be announced soon.
Thank you donors for your support!
AAAAI FOUNDATION WINS TWO MARCOM AWARDS
The AAAAI Foundation won two 2016 MarCom Awards – a Platinum Award for our video – “Another Beautiful Morning” – and a Gold Award for our 2015 Annual Report. The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding marketing and is administered by the Association of Marketing Professionals.
Click here for the 2016 MarCom Press Release
2017 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD APPLICATIONS
The Foundation is pleased to announce that 24 applications were received from 21 different institutions for our 2017 Faculty Development Awards. AAAAI Foundation Chair, William W. Busse, MD, FAAAAI, had this to say about the applicant pool:
“The applicant list is highly diversified in scientific approaches and interest, and the research sites are likewise highly varied. I am delighted and impressed. We have great candidates again this year.”
2017 Award Timeline – Next Steps
|September 26, 2016||Invitation from Grant Review Committee for Full Applications|
|November 15, 2016||Full Application Deadline|
|January 2017||Grantee Notification|
2015 ANNUAL REPORT
A new name. A refocused mission. And over $525,000 paid out in award support. Read all about the AAAAI Foundation’s impactful year in its 2015 Annual Report. Your own issue will be arriving mid-August, so keep an eye on the mailbox. If you can’t wait, click here to view a version online!
2017 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD PROCESS - NOW OPEN!
This award, which provides $240,000 in funding over a three-year period, is intended to support a junior faculty member in the allergy/immunology specialty. Funding is to support research in basic and/or clinical allergy and immunology and to promote the specialty. The Foundation will present two awards in 2017.
Key Dates to Remember
|Letter of intent due||September 1, 2016|
|Ten finalist selected and announced||September 26, 2016|
|Complete application due||November 15, 2016|
|Review results announced||January 2017|
Applications are made online. For complete details, access the AAAAI Grants and Awards page. For further information, contact Jerome Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE FOUNDATION IS SUPPORTING ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH - ARE YOU?
Show your support for Asthma Awareness Month this May by making a donation to the AAAAI Foundation. When you give to the Foundation you’re not only advancing research at this moment of extraordinary opportunity, but also investing in the future of improved patient care.
ARE YOU IN OUR PHOTOS FROM LOS ANGELES?
Many thanks to the members who participated in the AAAAI Foundation Benefit and the 5K Run/Walk at the 2016 AAAAI Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. We are pleased to share race times from the 5K Run/Walk and photos from both events. For photos of the 5K Run/Walk, click here. For photos of the Benefit, click here.
Of course, your participation in these events supports the Foundation's mission of funding research that leads to the prevention and cure of asthma and allergic and immunologic disease.
See you in Atlanta at the 2017 AAAAI Annual Meeting. The Benefit will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Pack your running shoes for the Run/Walk on Sunday, March 5, 2017.
NEW! AAAAI FOUNDATION VIDEO
Have you seen “Another Beautiful Morning” yet? The AAAAI Foundation unveiled a new video at the AAAAI Annual Meeting that persuasively tells the story of the Foundation and helps our supporters understand the urgency of giving. It shows the connection between investigators who are dedicated to improving patients’ health and families who hope for more effective treatment and eventual cures.
The video was also shared at the AAAAI Foundation Benefit and the AAAAI Business Meeting. It has been viewed at RSL meetings, the Program Directors Assembly meeting and will be seen at other events throughout the year. The video, produced by STIR Marketing with guidance from the Foundation Council, was filmed in Milwaukee and features William W. Busse, MD, FAAAAI; Mitchell Grayson, MD, FAAAAI; Pamela A. Guerrerio, MD, PhD; Hal M. Hoffman, MD, FAAAAI; and Jordan Orange, MD, PhD, FAAAAI.
2016 FOUNDATION FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
The AAAAI Foundation is pleased to announce the following 2016 Faculty Development Award recipients:
The AAAAI Foundation & Dr. Philip Lieberman Faculty Development Award
Kimberly G. Blumenthal, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: “New Approaches to Beta-Lactam Allergy Research”
The AAAAI Foundation & Dr. Donald Y. M. Leung/JACI Editors Faculty Development Award
Andrew Warren Lindsley, MD PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Project: “ORMDL3 Enhances Macrophage Function in Asthma Pathogenesis”
Each award provides $240,000 in total funding over a 3 year period.
LAUNCH OF GAIN CAMPAIGN & RSL CHALLENGE
The AAAAI Foundation received a record 29 applications for its Faculty Development Award this year and the quality of the science presented was outstanding. The Foundation is anticipating another excellent group of applications for next year. With your support of our Grow Allergy and Immunology Now (GAIN) Campaign in 2016, we hope to announce a third award in 2017.
Every time you donate to the GAIN Campaign this year–and we hope it’s several times–use the drop down menu on our donation form to let us know about your membership in a Regional, State or Local (RSL) Allergy Society. At the end of 2016, the RSL region who has donated the most to the GAIN Campaign will win free CME certification for one of their courses. That’s a $2,500 value.
Stay tuned for GAIN Campaign promotions and RSL Challenge updates.
MONTHLY GIVING - SUPPORTING RESEARCH JUST GOT EASIER
Did you know the Foundation now accepts monthly gifts? Think about monthly giving as an easy way to help our specialty and your RSL without a huge impact to your cash flow. Set-up your recurring gift today!