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James George, MD: 2012 ASH Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology
Date:8/27/2012

r Lifetime Achievement in Hematology commemorates the innovative spirit, visionary leadership, and entrepreneurship of Wallace Henry Coulter who was best known for his development of the Coulter Principle a proven theory that provided a methodology for counting, measuring, and evaluating cells and microscopic particles suspended in fluid. Further, his invention of the Coulter Counter provided the first standardized method to count different types of blood cells, revolutionizing the medical community's ability to screen for diseases through a simple blood test.

"With his steadfast commitment to hematology spanning nearly five decades and his innumerable contributions to the field and to ASH, Dr. George exemplifies the values of the Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology," said ASH President Armand Keating, MD, of Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. "His remarkable career has combined hallmark research investigation, the delivery of personalized patient care, and service to the current and future generation of hematologists. I can think of no more deserving recipient of this award than Dr. George."

Dr. George began his career in 1962 after receiving his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. From 1962 to 1970, he trained in internal medicine and hematology at Vanderbilt University, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and the University of Rochester. Dr. George's faculty career began at The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio in 1970 where he remained until 1990, when he began his tenure at OUHSC. Since his arrival at OUHSC in 1990, Dr. George has served as Chief of the Hematology-Oncology Section (1990 -1999) and as Director of the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program (1990-2002).

Beyond his involvement with ASH, Dr. George is also a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Society of Clinical Investig
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Contact: Andrea Slesinski
aslesinski@hematology.org
202-552-4927
American Society of Hematology
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