Dr. Rick Mitchell officially assumed the role of President of the ASIP on July 1, 2020. In a normal year, Dr. Mitchell would have received his Presidential Gavel at the ASIP Business Meeting during the 2020 Annual Meeting (scheduled for San Diego in April 2020). Given the COVID-19-related cancellation of Experimental Biology 2020, we planned to have outgoing President Dr. Dani Zander to pass the gavel to Dr. Mitchell during the PISA 2020 meeting in Boston in November. However, that meeting will be virtual (once again due to COVID-19), eliminating the opportunity to have the gavel officially passed to Dr. Mitchell. So, we shipped Dr. Mitchell’s Presidential Gavel to his home in Massachusetts. Dr. Mitchell’s term as President will end on June 30, 2021. Prior to that time, he will preside over the Virtual and Interactive #PISA2020 meeting and the 2021 Annual Meeting of the ASIP during Experimental Biology 2021 Virtual. On behalf of all the members of the ASIP, a belated congratulations to Dr. Rick Mitchell on becoming the President of the ASIP.