G. Jeanette Thorbecke Award

This award commemorates the memory of Jeanette Thorbecke, M.D., Ph.D. an internationally recognized immunologist who died on November 16, 2001, at the age of 72, in Maui, Hawaii. During her illustrious career, spanning over five decades, she published more than 400 papers, mentored a plethora of young investigators, and leaves behind a legacy of scientific and personal accomplishments. In honor and memory of Jeanette, the Society for Leukocyte Biology has established a special award, the G. Jeanette Thorbecke Award, presented to a deserving young female investigator. The awardee will be selected from junior faculty (holding a faculty position for fewer than 5 years) who apply during abstract submission for the annual meeting. The application materials requested during submission include a letter of recommendation/nomination by colleagues/faculty or chair of the department along with a CV and other indicated materials in the submission system. The award will provide registration, travel expenses and a cash prize.

The 2021 application period has closed.  Look for new opportunities in 2022.

Due to the virtual nature of the 2021 meeting, the 2021 Thorbecke award recipient will receive recognition in the form of plaque and a cash prize. No travel funds will be awarded.

Past G. Jeanette Thorbecke Award Winners

Allison Green (2002) Kari Ann Shirey (2013)
Kamal Patel (2003) Stephanie Eisenbarth (2014)
No award (2004) Diane Bimczok (2015)
Nina Papavasiliou (2005) Roxane Tussiwand (2016)
Lalita Ramakrishan (2006) Julia Bohannon (2017)
Suzanne S. Bohlson (2007)  Qing Deng (2018)
No award (2008)  Ludivine Doridot (2019)
Julie Blander (2009)  
Denise Monack (2010)  
Dawn Bowdish (2011)  
Laura Sly (2012)