The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice. Founded in 1908, the Society is home to nearly 3,000 members who are in the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. More about the ASCI

Results of the 2016 Ballot

Results of the ASCI’s 2016 ballot for leadership vacancies and Council recommendations for new members are official. Read more

The ASCI’s 2016 Young Physician-Scientist Awardees

The ASCI congratulates its 2016 Young Physician-Scientist Awardees.

The 2016 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

Dr. Friedman

The third annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been awarded to Jeffrey M. Friedman, MD, PhD, of the Rockefeller University.

The 2016 Donald Seldin~Holly Smith Award for Pioneering Research
Christian Schaaf

Christian Schaaf, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the ASCI’s inaugural Donald Seldin~Holly Smith Award for Pioneering Research. Dr. Schaaf is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Investigator at the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. His research focuses on understanding the genetic and molecular basis of human cognitive and behavioral disorders. The starting point of his work is always a patient or a family. After identifying the causative genetic defect, he performs deep and rigorous scientific inquiry.

Dr. Schaaf was selected from a group of highly qualified nominees in the United States and abroad. The ASCI will provide Dr. Schaaf with an unrestricted award of $30,000 to advance his academic efforts, and the leadership of the ASCI will recognize Dr. Schaaf at its 2016 annual meeting, April 15-17, in Chicago. He will deliver a scientific talk at the ASCI’s 2017 annual meeting.

The 2016 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award
Jean-Laurent Casanova
Credit: Mario Morgado

Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2016 American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award in recognition for his discovery that single-gene inborn errors of immunity can underlie life-threatening infectious diseases in otherwise healthy children and young adults.

JCI Insight

We are pleased to publish Read the latest in JCI Insight, a new venue for focused research launched in 2016.

Advocating for the physician-scientist community

The ASCI is a member society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and Research!America. These organizations work to promote increased federal funding and sound science policy through direct Congressional advocacy and member participation.