ERWIN NETER AWARDS

Erwin Neter, M.D. (1909-1983)

Dr. Erwin Neter was an internationally known clinical microbiologist, immunologist and pediatrician. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Heidelberg in 1934 and did his internship in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cologne. He came to the United States in 1934 to serve his residency under Dr. Ernest Witebsky and he became director of Bacteriology at the Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York. He maintained this position until his official retirement in 1979. He was also Professor of Microbiology and Pediatrics at the State University of New York in Buffalo. Dr. Neter was an enthusiastic and productive scientist and he had very broad interests in medicine. He was also a dedicated teacher and mentor of numerous famous scientists in the fields of microbiology, immunology and serology. He was known for his thoroughness and attention to detail in all of his work and teaching.

Dr. Neter was active in the American Society of Microbiology. His ASM appointments include: editor of Bacteriological Reviews, founding editor in chief of Infection and Immunity, editor of Journal of Bacteriology, ASM representative to the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (Chair for Immunology Division), member of the Committee on Postdoctoral Education Programs of the American Academy of Microbiology, Chair of the American Academy of Microbiology and founding chair of the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI).

Dr. Neter was an outstanding leader and was instrumental in defining and recognizing the discipline of medical laboratory immunology. He provided the early structure for the ABMLI and organized and developed the examination process.

Dr. Neter died November 2, 1983 at 74 years of age.

Erwin Neter Award Laureates

1987
Noel Rose

1988
Robert Nakamura

1989
John Fahey

1990
Albert Sabin

1991
Kirk Osterland

1992
Ronald Herberman

1993
Mario Escobar, Posthumously,
Lecture presented by Joseph Bellanti

1994
Fred Rosen

1995
David Normansell

1996
Lauren Pachma

1997
John Sever

1998
James D. Folds

1999
Bruce Rabin

2000
Steven Douglas

2001
Eng Tan

2002
Noel Rose

2003
Carlton Stewart

2004
Herman Freidman

2005
Bruce Gilliland

2006
Rebecca H. Buckley

2007
Thomas A. Waldmann

2008
Richard Farr, Posthumously,
Lecture presented by Andrew Farr

2009
Megan Sykes

2010
Steven Holland

2011
Irene Check

2012
Kate Sullivan

2013
Robert Kyle

2014
Thomas A. Fleisher

2015
Richard J. Ablin

2016
Noel Rose

2017
Patricia B. Giclas

2018
Harry R. Hill