Transfusion medicine and cellular therapy trailblazers receive AABB Memorial Awards

Oct. 22, 2019

AABB announced the names of the transfusion medicine and cellular therapy leaders who will be receiving the Association’s 2019 Memorial Awards. Award recipients will be recognized during the AABB Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Oct. 19-22.

“Throughout the past several decades, AABB’s Memorial Awards have distinguished some of the most eminent leaders in the field,” said AABB President Michael M. Murphy, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FFPath. “AABB is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of this year’s recipients, who have been nominated and recognized by their peers for policy and practice-changing research and accomplishments in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.”

Memorial Award Recipients

Dale A. Smith Memorial Award: Larry J. Dumont, MBA, PhD, Vice President, Research and Scientific Programs, Vitalant Research Institute

Emily Cooley Memorial Award and Lectureship: James T. Perkins, MD, Associate Director, NorthShore Blood Banks; Director, Indian Immunohematology Initiative (III)

Hemphill-Jordan Leadership Award: Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH, Director, Transfusion Medicine & Cellular Therapy, CUMC - New York Presbyterian Hospital

John Elliot Memorial Award: Jed Gorlin, MD, MBA, Vice President, Medical and Quality, Innovative Blood Services; Transfusion Service Medical Director, HCMC and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minnesota

Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award and Lectureship: Colvin M. Redman, PhD, Senior Investigator (Retired), Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center; David Anstee PhD, FRCPath, FMedSci; Professor, NHS Blood and Transplant; Fumiichiro Yamamoto, PhD, Dr. HC, Senior Group Leader, The Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute; Jean-Pierre Cartron, Docteur-es-Sciences, Institut National de la Transfusion Sanguine

National Blood Foundation Award for Innovative Research: Krystalyn E. Hudson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, Laboratory of Transfusion Biology, Columbia University

Sally Frank Memorial Award and Lectureship: Sandra Nance, MS MT(ASCP)SBB, Senior Director, National Laboratories, Biomedical Services, American Red Cross; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award and Lectureship: Donald R. Branch BS, MT(ASCP)SBB, PhD, Scientist and Professor, Canadian Blood Services

National Blood Foundation Hall of Fame – 2019 Inductees

·        Neil Blumberg, MD: Director, Transfusion Medicine Unit, Blood Bank and Stem Cell Storage Facility, University of Rochester Medical Center

·         Brian Custer, MPH, PhD: Director, Epidemiology and Health Policy Science; Vice President, Research and Scientific Programs, Vitalant Research Institute

·         Beth Shaz, MD: Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President, New York Blood Center

RISE Award: Article: “Blood utilization and mortality in victims of gun violence”

Authors: Vincent M. DeMario, BS; Robert A. Sikorski, MD; David T. Efron, MD, FACS; Mara A. Serbanescu, MD; Rica M. Buchanan, MD, MPH; Eric J. Wang, MD; Mereze Visagie, BS; Eric A. Gehrie, MD, SM; Mariuxi C. Manukyan, MD; Kathy Noll, RN; K.H. Ken Lee, DrPH; Paul M. Ness, MD; and Steven M. Frank, MD.

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