Fellow members of the American Society of Parasitologists and distinguished guests, it is with great pleasure that I present Dr. Dennis James Minchella with the American Society of Parasitologists' 2018 Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented by ASP to honor one of its members who, through dedicated efforts and sustained giving of time and talents, has significantly enhanced the effectiveness of the Society and promoted the discipline of parasitology. Dennis exemplifies the meaning of this award.

For me, and those who submitted detailed letters outlining Dennis's extensive contributions to ASP—Dr. Jillian Detwiler from the University of Manitoba, Dr. Janine Caira from the University of Connecticut, and Dr. John Janovy Jr. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln—deciding to nominate Dennis for this award was an easy task. In fact, the more time I spent putting together his nomination, the more I came...

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