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63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

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From Questions to Answers to Life-Changing Practices

The 2021 Henry M. Stratton Medal has been awarded to Denisa Wagner, PhD, and Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD, in recognition of their contributions to hematology in basic science and clinical and translational research, respectively... continue reading

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Optimism Vs. Reality

My patients don’t want to be cured. There, I said it. In my clinic, I primarily see older teens and young adults with sickle cell disease. We spend much of their visits discussing how to enter adulthood with a genetic disease that has hardened many of them... Read more

Science +Workshops + ASH = My Kind of Learning

As a student in medical school, I could sit for hours and read. As time moved on (linearly unfortunately), my senescent neurons got more demanding when asked for some basic virtues like focus, concentration, and learning etcetera. The spirit of travel, being around friends and collaborators, and watching a spell-binding delivery of a phenomenal content turned out to be the right mix to feed adequate adrenaline ... Read more

A Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at #ASH 21

ASH has demonstrated its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in numerous ways — efforts to improve care for diseases that disproportionally affect minority patients, government advocacy efforts, programs to diversify the hematology workforce, and more. These endeavors will be front and center this year...Read more

ASH Congratulates 2021 Minority Medical Student Award Program Winners

This year’s spotlight awardee is Yearlong Experience participant Joab Camarena at the Stanford School of Medicine who described his foundation in medical science, ongoing passion for in vivo genome editing, and experience as a mentee... Read more

Connie Westhoff, PhD, to Present the 2021 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture

During this year’s annual meeting, Connie Westhoff, PhD, of the National Laboratory for Blood Group Genomics and Immunohematology and Genomics at the New York Blood Center will be awarded the 2021 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize in acknowledgment of her outstanding contributions to the field of transfusion medicine... Read more

Two Giants of Hodgkin Lymphoma Research

The Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize is named after the late Ernest Beutler, MD, past president of ASH and a physician-scientist with a career that spans more than 50 years. This year, Margaret Shipp, MD, is recognized with the basic science award, and Stephen Ansell, MD, PhD, is the translational/clinical awardee.... Read more




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Rock On, Reticulocytes

Get ready for ASH-a-Palooza, which is back in person with rock spirit and grit.

#ASH21 Comes Back to Life

Experiences over the past 18 months have instilled gratitude, resilience, patience, prioritization, and flexibility — much-needed attributes for rigorous scientific inquiry, learning, and compassionate patient care — all of which are well-reflected in this year’s program.

 The ASH research community plays a key role in understanding the COVID-19 vaccine impact on populations with hematologic diseases.

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