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Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., and Elaine Jaffe, M.D., honored with 2013 Henry M. Stratton Medal
Date:8/1/2013

(WASHINGTON, August 1, 2013) The American Society of Hematology (ASH) today announced that it will recognize Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, dean of Duke University School of Medicine, and Elaine Jaffe, MD, of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, with the 2013 Henry M. Stratton Medal for their outstanding accomplishments in the fields of iron homeostasis and erythropoiesis and lymphoma, respectively.

Each year ASH honors two senior investigators, one in basic research and the other in clinical/translational research, with the Henry M. Stratton Medal for their well-recognized contributions to hematology. The award is named after the late Henry Maurice Stratton, co-founder of Grune and Stratton, the medical publishing company that first published ASH's journal Blood.

Dean Andrews, the recipient of the 2013 Stratton Medal for Basic Research, is also Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke University. She is the first woman to be appointed dean of Duke's School of Medicine and is the only woman to lead one of the nation's top 10 medical schools. Dr. Andrews earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After completing a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Boston Children's and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Andrews made several critical discoveries early in her career central to the understanding of erythropoiesis. Following her post-doctoral training, Dr. Andrews remained at Harvard, rapidly climbing the academic ranks and eventually serving as Dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies at Harvard Medical School. In 2007, she assumed her current role at Duke University School of Medicine.

Dr. Andrews is a model physician-scientist and a recognized leader in the study of molecula
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Contact: Kaitlin Bressler
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202-552-4925
American Society of Hematology
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