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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

eled work to understand how they respond to treatment. She has completed intriguing work on the interrelationship between Hodgkin lymphoma and B-cell lymphomas, focusing in particular on grey zone lymphomas that appear to represent the missing link between classical Hodgkin lymphoma and other B-cell malignancies and exploring the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that cause a B cell to become a Hodgkin cell.

Dr. Jaffe's impact on hematology has been amplified by her leadership roles in ASH and other national and international societies and activities. In addition to serving as an ASH Councillor, Advisory Board member, and Awards Committee member, Dr. Jaffe has served as a past president of both the Society for Hematopathology and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. She currently serves on the Lymphoma Research Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board and is a former Chair of the Medical Sciences Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Jaffe led the effort to develop the World Health Organization classification of tumors of the hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues published in 2001, a classification that rapidly became the international standard.

Dr. Jaffe's awards include the Fred W. Stewart Award from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Mostofi Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Lennert Prize from the European Association for Haematopathology, and the Honoris Causa from the University of Barcelona. She was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2008.

"It is a true privilege to award Dr. Andrews and Dr. Jaffe with the 2013 Henry M. Stratton Medal not only for their seminal research discoveries but also for the resilience, dedication, leadership, and innovation they have exhibited throughout their careers in hematology," said ASH President Janis L. Abkowitz, MD, of the University of Washington. "We deeply appreciate
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Contact: Kaitlin Bressler
Kbressler@hematology.org
202-552-4925
American Society of Hematology
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