Memorial Awards and Lectureships
2012 Dale A. Smith Memorial Award
This award, created in 2002, honors Dale A. Smith, a long-time BaxterHealthcare executive who was responsible for establishing the Fenwal Division of Baxter. The award recognizes groundbreaking work performed in the application of technology to the practice of transfusion medicine or cellular therapies by an individual or an institution. Recipient is selected by the National Blood Foundation (NBF) Scientific Grants Review Committee with formal approval by the NBF Board of Trustees.
W. John Judd, FIBMS, MIBiol
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Suzanne H. Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM
Administrative Manager, Blood Bank and Transfusion Service
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Citation: For pioneering and championing the Electronic Crossmatch as a means to expand blood banking methods while ensuring patient care.
2012 David B. Pall Prize for Innovative Research
The David B. Pall Prize for Innovative Research was created in 2005 to honor Pall Corporation's founder, whose lifetime research advanced the practice of transfusion therapy. This award recognizes a scientist whose original research resulted in an important contribution to the body of scientific knowledge in transfusion medicine or cellular therapies. Recipient is selected by the National Blood Foundation (NBF) Scientific Grants Review Committee with formal approval by the NBF Board of Trustees.
Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For his National Blood Foundation-funded research on the role of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in regulatory T cell proliferation and homeostasis.
2012 Emily Cooley Memorial Award and Lectureship
The Emily Cooley Memorial Award and Lectureship began as a lectureship in 1963, and was designated as a Memorial Award in 1983. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated teaching ability and has made a major contribution to the field of transfusion medicine or cellular therapies. Recipient is selected by a joint committee composed of leaders from the Cellular Therapies Section Coordinating Committee and the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee.
Marion E. Reid, FIBMS, PhD, DSc (Hon.)
New York Blood Center
New York, N.Y.
Citation: For her significant research in blood group serology molecular determinations and for being a mentor and educator for many generations of blood bankers, writing several publications and delivering numerous presentations.
2012 Hemphill-Jordan Leadership Award
This award, renamed in 2005, after Bernice Hemphill, W. Quinn Jordan and Joel Solomon, honors leaders from the transfusion medicine and cellular therapy community. The award recognizes an individual who made significant contributions in the areas of administration, quality programs, law and/or government affairs. Recipient is selected by a joint committee composed of leaders from the Cellular Therapies Section Coordinating Committee and the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee.
Dan A. Waxman, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Indiana Blood Center
Citation: For his many years of dedication to developing and promoting leadership in the blood banking community and for showing dedication to strengthen AABB by encouraging participation from all levels of the community.
2012 Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award and Lectureship
This award was created in 1954 to honor Karl Landsteiner, MD, whose lifetime research laid the foundation for modern blood transfusion therapy. The award recognizes a scientist whose original research resulted in an important contribution to the body of scientific knowledge. The scientist who receives the award shall have an international reputation in transfusion medicine or cellular therapies. Recipient is selected by AABB's Board of Directors.
Kenneth Kaushansky, MD
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences & Dean, School of Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, N.Y.
Citation: For his outstanding basic and clinical research on the molecular biology of hematopoiesis including thrombopoietin, the primary regulator of platelet production, and for advocating advancements in hematology and transfusion medicine through translational and basic research and by training physician-scientists.
2012 Sally Frank Memorial Award and Lectureship
The Sally Frank Memorial Award and Lectureship was established in 1982 in memory of Ms. Sally Frank and her dedication to red cell serology and education. This award recognizes an individual who is, or has been, a medical technologist involved with these fields and has demonstrated quality research, teaching and/or service abilities in the technical aspects of immunohematology. Recipient is selected by AABB's Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee with formal approval by AABB's Board of Directors.
Patricia A. Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Senior Research Associate
American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region
Citation: For her nearly three decades of experience in red blood cell immunology, and for her dedication to the field of immunohematology. Recognized by her peers as an expert in virtually every facet of immunohematology, she continually has promoted the advancement of the field through research on critical aspects of immunohematology.
2012 Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award and Lectureship
This award honors Tibor Greenwalt, MD, the first registrant at the first AABB Annual Meeting and founding editor of "Transfusion." The award recognizes an individual who made major scientific or clinical contributions to hematology, transfusion medicine or cellular therapies, and succinctly communicated these advances. Recipient is selected by a joint committee composed of leaders from the Cellular Therapies Section Coordinating Committee and the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee.
Naomi L.C. Luban, MD
Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine
Children's National Medical Center
Citation: For publishing many important papers on transfusion of neonates and for her research in the area of neonatal care, which has been extensive and critical for this very special group of transfusion recipients.
2012 President's Award
This honor recognizes extraordinary public service and contributions by an individual(s) or an organization in the health care arena. The recipient's work furthers AABB's goals and mission.
Dale R. Malloy, DPA, MT(ASCP)SBB
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Blood Alliance, Inc.
Citation: For his many contributions to AABB, including his service as president, chair of the Education Program Committee, and chair of the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism, in which his leadership and facilitation skills greatly enhanced the blood community's ability to prepare and deliver orderly responses.
Jay E. Menitove, MD
President/Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director
Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo.
Citation: For his distinguished service to AABB, including his leadership roles as president of the association and chair of the Standards Program Committee, in which he oversaw AABB's pioneering transition from workflow-based standards to a quality management system framework. Passionate about transfusion safety, he chaired AABB's Transfusion Transmitted Diseases Committee and Education Program Committee and continues to serve as an associate editor of "Transfusion."
Karen L. Shoos, JD
Chief Executive Officer
Citation: In recognition of a career dedicated to the pursuit of transfusion quality and safety through exemplary leadership of AABB, for her vision enabling the association to advance in the field of cellular therapy, and for her extraordinary devotion and commitment to enhancing transfusion medicine in the developing world.