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Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., and Robert P. Hebbel, M.D., to present 2014 ASH Beutler Lecture
Date:7/22/2014

th services research from Stanford University, he then completed a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. He went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed a cancer epidemiology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. Upon completion of his training, he returned to Washington University from 1996 to 2010 and was later recruited to Vanderbilt to create the new sickle cell center.

Dr. DeBaun is an acknowledged international leader in applications of clinical science to the care of individuals with sickle cell disease. His sickle cell disease research is focused on two areas, elucidating the epidemiology, etiology, and optimal therapy for cerebrovascular injury and asthma (obstructive lung disease). In Nigeria and Ghana, he is presently leading an effort to improve the care of children and adults with sickle cell disease and mentoring the next generation of African physicians with a focus on sickle cell disease.

In addition to his critical contributions to understanding the importance and treatment of silent strokes and asthma in sickle cell disease, Dr. DeBaun has become a visible leader among his colleagues through service in professional societies. He has served many different roles for ASH, including his current role as Chair of ASH's Committee on Promoting Diversity and has also served as a faculty member and past director of ASH's Clinical Research Training Institute. Dr. DeBaun is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Hebbel, the recipient of the 2014 Ernest Beutler Prize for Basic Science, is Regents Professor and Clark Professor of Medic
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American Society of Hematology
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