The American Society for 

Reproductive Immunology 

American Journal of Reproductive Immunology Award

Previously known as the Blackwell Munksgaard Award, the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology Award is presented annually to a senior investigator who has made outstanding contributions to the area of reproductive immunology. Contributions can be in the area of clinical or basic research. Deadline for nomination: February 15 annually

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  • Topic of research should be within reproductive immunology with clinical emphasis, and, if basic science, with translational application.
  • Applicants are not required to be ASRI members
  • The winner will be announced during the ASRI annual meeting

Past award recipients

2023  Sarah Robertson, University of Adelaide

2022  Andreas Meinhardt, University of Giessen

2021  Lawrence Chamley, University of Auckland

2020  not awarded

2019  Vikki Abrahams,Yale University

2018  Irina Burd, Johns Hopkins University

2017  Charu Kaushic, McMaster University

2016  Udo Markert, Universit√§tsklinikum Jen

2015  Joanne Kwak-Kim, MD, Rosalind Franklin University 

2014  Petra Arck, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

2013  Peter Hansen, University of Florida

2012  Gil Mor, Yale University

2011  Donald Torry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

2010  Roberto Romero, Wayne State University and NIH

2009  Koji Koyama, Hyogo College of Medicine

2008  Daniel Rukavina, University of Rijeka

2007  Surendra Sharma, Brown University

2006  B. Anne Croy, Queen’s University

2005  Takehide Mori, Kyoto University

2004  Y.W. “Charlie” Loke, University of Cambridge

2003  Shinzo Isojima, Hyogo College of Medicine

2002  Alan E. Beer, Finch University of Health Sciences

2001  Charles R. Wira, Dartmouth Medical School

2000  Heinz Kunz, University of Pittsburgh

1999  Subbi Mathur, Medical University of South Carolina

1998  Carolyn Coulam, Center for Human Reproduction, Chicago

1997  Gerard Chaouat, INSERM, Clamart, France

1996  David Clark, McMaster University Medical Center

1995  Thomas Wegmann, University of Alberta

1994  John C. Herr, University of Virginia

1993  Peter Johnson, University of Liverpool

1992  Page W. Faulk, Methodist Hospital of Indiana

1991  Thomas J. Gill III, University of Pittsburgh

2023 Awardee - Dr. Sarah Robertson

2022 Awardee - Dr. Andreas Meinhardt

2022 Awardee - Dr. Andreas Meinhardt

2021 Awardee - Dr. Lawrence Chamley

2018 Awardee - Dr. Irina Burd

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