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Professor Sir David Weatherall, M.D., recieves 2013 Wallace H. Coulter Award
Date:8/1/2013

a, Sri Lanka, a national program dedicated to blood disease research and management.

Sir David has pursued an active role in educating other physicians, scientists, and students. He is the author of 14 books and hundreds of journal articles, and is credited with creating and editing the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, now in its fifth edition. In addition to his written work, Sir David was a founding member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. In 1992 he assumed his current role of Regius Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Oxford. Today Sir David continues to spread awareness about thalassemias around the world.

The Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology commemorates the innovative spirit, visionary leadership, and entrepreneurship of Wallace Henry Coulter, who was an inventor most widely known for the development of the Coulter Principle an established methodology for counting, measuring, and evaluating cells and microscopic particles suspended in fluid. Mr. Coulter's revolutionary technique provided the medical community with a new method for screening diseases through basic blood tests. The significance of Mr. Coulter's research is commemorated each year, through the prestige of this award.

"For five decades Professor Sir David Weatherall has worked tirelessly as a physician, scientist, teacher, and statesman, and is a world-renowned leader in the field of hematology," said ASH President Janis L. Abkowitz, MD. "His transformative work unveiling the molecular basis of inherited hematologic disorders has established him as a role model with a legacy that will endure for future generations of hematologists."

Sir David is the recipient of many prestigious honors and awards, most recently the Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award of the American Association of Blood Banks, the Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award, and the Mendel Medal of The Genetics Society. He has served as president of t
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Contact: Kaitlin Bressler
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American Society of Hematology
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