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Clinton Mathias Named Distinguished Service Award Winner

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019 - 8:00 AM Pharmacy and Health Sciences , All News

Clinton B. Mathias, associate professor of pharmacology at Western New England University, has been named the recipient of the American Association of Immunologists' (AAI) Distinguished Service Award for 2019. Mathias is being recognized for outstanding service to the immunology community as Director of the AAI High School Teachers Summer Research Program in Immunology from 2012 to 2108. A formal award presentation will take place in May at the Immunology 2019 conference in San Diego, CA.

Mathias is on the faculty of Western New England's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. For the past six years, he spearheaded the AAI's efforts to support summer research for high school teachers, connecting them with AAI mentors from coast to coast, many of them world-renowned scientists. Teachers emerge from the summer program with curricula based on their research experience they could then implement in the high school classroom.

The American Association of Immunologists is an association of professionally trained scientists from all over the world dedicated to advancing the knowledge of immunology and its related disciplines, fostering the interchange of ideas and information among investigators, and addressing potential integration of immunologic principles into clinical practice. Founded in 1913, the association's membership has included 27 Nobel Laureates and more than 200 recipients of the most prestigious national and international awards for science and immunology.