CIS Statement on the Passing of Vicki Modell

As a community, we mourn Vicki’s passing and will miss her passion and advocacy for the clinical immunology field. CIS sends our condolences to Fred Modell and the rest of Vicki’s family and friends. Fred and Vicki Modell, through their work with the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, have been longstanding and valued partners of CIS. Through their generosity, they have supported countless young scientists’ attendance at the CIS annual meeting, many of whom are now leaders in the field. In 2015, they provided a grant to fund the project, “Following Infants with Low Lymphocytes: FILLing the Gap.” This project educated clinical immunologists, the newborn screening community, and neonatologists about T cell lymphopenia though newborn screening for SCID. Vicki’s legacy will live on through the good work of the Foundation, and CIS will remember her forever.


We have received inquiries regarding making donations to the JMF in Vicki's honor.  Donations can be made to the JMF using their regular mechanism through Network for Good at