Navigation Links
Top Scientists to Receive Prestigious Awards From the American Society of Hematology
Date:12/5/2007

ATLANTA, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society of blood specialists, is honoring three scientists who have made notable contributions to the genetic understanding of disease. Carlo Croce, MD, will receive the Henry M. Stratton Medal, intended to honor an individual with a distinguished career in hematology, and William P. Vainchenker, MD, PhD, will receive the William Dameshek Prize, awarded to an individual who has made a recent and outstanding contribution to the field. In addition, Ernest Beutler, MD, will be the first recipient of the new Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology, bestowed on an individual who has made a lifelong commitment to the specialty, and whose contributions have had a significant impact on education, research, and/or practice. These awards, named after important figures in the Society's history, will be awarded during the 49th ASH Annual Meeting in December at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

"The discoveries made by Drs. Croce, Vainchenker, and Beutler have altered the paradigm of medical thinking not only in hematology, but many other fields as well, and impacted the lives of many patients for the better," said ASH President Andrew Schafer, MD, of the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. "It is my honor to recognize these outstanding individuals for their achievements."

With his discovery of the workings of the MYC oncogene in Burkitt lymphoma, Dr. Croce was one of the first to make a case for the genetic basis of cancer. A prolific researcher, he later identified several other genes and their mechanisms of action responsible for the pathogenesis of lymphoma, leukemia, and many other cancers. Dr. Croce is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics and Director of the Human Cancer Genetics Program at The Ohio State University School of Medicine in Columbus.

Dr. Vainchenker will be recognized for his research on the genetic basis of myeloproliferative diseases, which result in an overproduction of blood cells in the bone marrow. He was the first to find that a single mutation of the JAK2 gene commonly occurred in patients with three distinct disorders: polycythemia vera, idiopathic myelofibrosis, and essential thrombocythemia, a discovery which has profound implications for potential therapies. Dr. Vainchenker is currently INSERM Directeur de Recherche Exceptionnel and Director of the INSERM Unit 790 at the Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France.

Dr. Beutler is a physician-scientist whose career has spanned more than half a century. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Beutler made significant contributions to the understanding of the biochemical and genetic causes underlying disorders of the red blood cell, originated the concept of X-chromosome inactivation in human females independently of mouse geneticist Mary Lyon, and provided the first formal proof of this phenomenon - an insight that has become one of the cornerstones of mammalian genetics. He also developed screening tests for the genetic disorders galactosemia and Gaucher disease. He is currently Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Beutler's award will be presented prior to the Plenary Scientific Session on Sunday, December 9, at 1:30 p.m. EST in Hall A1. Drs. Croce and Vainchenker will be presented with their awards at the Presidential Symposium to be held on Tuesday, December 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Hall A1. For the complete annual meeting schedule and additional information, please visit http://www.hematology.org/meetings/2007.

The American Society of Hematology (http://www.hematology.org) is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Its mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Society of Hematology
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New prion protein discovered by Canadian scientists may offer insight into mad cow disease
2. Scientists Probe Sepsis Deadly Secrets
3. Scientists puzzled by severe allergic reaction to cancer drug in the middle Southern US
4. Scientists Develop Natural Protection for Stored Foods
5. Scientists detect presence of marburg virus in african fruit bats
6. Scientists Spot Brains Free Will Center
7. Scientists ID Likely Culprit in Popcorn Lung
8. Scientists explain how insulin secreting cells maintain their glucose sensitivity
9. Scripps Research scientists shed new light on how antibodies fight HIV
10. Scientists, physicians present latest findings in personalized cancer treatment and prevention
11. Scientists demonstate link between genetic variant and effectiveness of smoking cessation meds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and ... main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin ... of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical ... and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals ... also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dublin - ... " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" report ... This report focuses on the global market of ... applications in various applications. The report deals with spectroscopy ... industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and environmental ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the ... analysis in the report includes the following: ... Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... HOUSTON , June 23, 2016  MedSource ... platform as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  ... the best possible value to their clients by ... nowEDC.  The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the ... pricing for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: