2012 State of the Society Address


On Monday, June 18, 2012, then ASM President Dr. David Hooper gave the annual State of the Society Address to attendees at the 2012 ASM General Meeting in San Francisco, California, outlining the achievements of the Society over the past year.  Click below to watch the archived video of this event.


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Henry N. Williams, Chair ('14)
Florida A&M University
Environmental Sciences Institute
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Adolfo Garcia‐Sastre ('14)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine 
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Guy R. Lanza ('15)
College of Environmental Science and Forestry 
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