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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

r biology of iron metabolism. She has maintained an active National Institutes of Health-funded research laboratory dedicated to the study of genetic approaches in mice to identify key genes regulating iron balance and has created more than 30 mouse models of iron-related diseases and pathways. Her countless critical achievements in non-malignant hematology are unrivaled, and her research creativity and productivity were rewarded by her status as a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator from 1993 to 2006.

In addition to her seminal contributions to the field, Dr. Andrews has become a visible leader among her colleagues through service in professional societies and receipt of prestigious awards. She has served many different roles for ASH, including Scientific Program Committee Chair and Councillor, and received ASH's 2011 Mentor Award for Basic Science for her sustained, outstanding commitment to the training and career development of junior hematologists. She has also served as past president of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Jaffe, the recipient of the 2013 Stratton Medal for Clinical/Translational Research, is Head of the Hematopathology Section of the Laboratory of Pathology in the Intramural Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). After receiving her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completing an internship at Georgetown University, Dr. Jaffe joined the NCI as a resident in anatomic pathology. She has remained at the NCI for more than 40 years, working her way up from Senior Investigator to directing the Hematopathology Section of the Institute.

Dr. Jaffe is regarded by her peers as one of the most pre-eminent hematopathologists of her generation. She is most widely known for her work regarding the pathophysiology and prognosis of malignant lymphomas, as well as her unparall
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Contact: Kaitlin Bressler
Kbressler@hematology.org
202-552-4925
American Society of Hematology
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