Fellow members of the American Society of Parasitologists and all with a fascination for the wonderful world of parasites, it seems like only yesterday that I introduced Julián F. Hillyer as the 2015 Henry Baldwin Ward Medalist (Christensen, 2015; Hillyer, 2015). And now, I have the honor of introducing him as our Society's 96th President. But this introduction is quite different. The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 into the human population and its rapid spread throughout the world prevented our Society from meeting in Kansas City; consequently, and unfortunately, I was unable to present to a live audience a series of Julián photos, both old and new, that undoubtedly would have both complimented and embarrassed this most highly accomplished parasitologist. Considering Julián's rapid ascent to pinnacles of international recognition in his scientific field, I am confident another opportunity for public recognition will...

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