This award recognizes the many contributions of Dr. John Janovy Jr. to ASP. John's indelible influence was highlighted in several exceedingly strong support letters written by former students, including both of us, Ben Hanelt, and Gabriel Langford, as well as his long-time colleagues Gerry Esch and Scott Gardner. The ASP Distinguished Service Award Committee—Nancy Smith, Ann Adams, Reggie Blaylock, and Tavis Anderson—then agreed that John was a worthy recipient, which is saying something because the last recipient, Bill Campbell, is a tough act to follow. Here, we briefly describe how John has brought a sense of community to ASP by regularly attending ASP and regional society meetings; by recruiting new members; by serving in all the key ASP leadership positions; and by promoting parasitology in academia, popular books, and social media.

John or “JJ,” as he is better known by his students and...

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