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Inspirational Hematologists Honored With Mentor Awards From the American Society of Hematology
Date:12/3/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of the value the American Society of Hematology (ASH) places on mentorship, ASH is proud to honor George Buchanan, M.D., and Timothy J. Ley, M.D., with ASH Mentor Awards, which highlight the important role mentors play in the training and professional development of hematologists early in their careers.

Each year, two awardees -- one from the discipline of laboratory science and the other from patient-oriented research -- are selected from a group of candidates nominated by individuals whose careers they have helped shape.

Dr. Buchanan has been an influential figure for several individuals, ranging from high school students to senior medical investigators. He has been described as a constant mentor and he continues to support his mentees throughout their careers, helping them realize their potential. Dr. Buchanan currently serves as the Children's Cancer Fund Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and Director of the Barrett Family Center for Pediatric Oncology.

"Many mentors are known and respected for their long histories of fostering the careers of laboratory-based scientists," said Charles T. Quinn, M.D., in his nomination letter. "George Buchanan, however, has a unique and special heritage. He has mentored a long line of clinicians and clinical scientists, and his mentees have become or are poised to become both clinical leaders in hematology and top-notch clinically-oriented researchers."

Dr. Ley, who is the Alan and Edith Wolff Professor of Medicine and Professor of Genetics at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, MO, is dedicated to guiding the next generation of physician-scientists and is willing to make sacrifices so that his students have every chance for success. "As a former trainee
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