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2018 AABB Memorial Awards and Lectureships

AABB has a long history of honoring individuals who have made significant contributions on behalf of the transfusion medicine and cellular therapy community through the AABB Memorial Awards program.

Presentations of these awards occur during popular sessions at Annual Meeting, during which many recipients also present a lecture.

Dale A. Smith Memorial Award
Award will be presented at the National Blood Foundation Reception (invitation only)
Monday, October 15 – 6:00 pm

Laurence M. Corash, MD
Senior Vice President, Cerus Corporation
Chief Scientific Officer and Adjunct Professor of Laboratory Medicine, University of California School of Medicine San Francisco

Citation: For his tireless research and scientific contributions toward pathogen inactivation technology... (more).

Emily Cooley Memorial Award and Lectureship
Award will be presented to Dr. King’s husband at the Emily Cooley and Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Awards and Lectureships
Sunday, October 14 – 8:30 am

Karen E. King, MD (posthumous award)

Citation: For her strong record as a teacher, specifically her passionate guidance of fellows working under her direction... (more)

Hemphill-Jordan Leadership Award and Lectureship
Monday, October 15 – 10:30 am

Eva D. Quinley, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)
Regional Director, LifeSource/ITxM, a division of Blood Systems, Inc.

Citation: For her strong and numerous contributions to the field of transfusion medicine and the many roles she has taken on, both professionally and in a volunteer capacity, that have demonstrated... (more)

Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award and Lectureship
Tuesday, October 16 – 9:00 am

David A. Williams, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital

Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of the biology of hematopoietic stem cells and the translation of these findings to revolutionary gene therapies... (more)

National Blood Foundation Award for Innovative Research
Award will be presented at the National Blood Foundation Grant Recipients’ Lecture and Luncheon (advance registration and ticket required)
Saturday, October 13 – 11:30 am

Sean R. Stowell, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Citation: For his 2013 National Blood Foundation-funded research on the characterization of immunity and tolerance following RBC transfusion... (more)

Sally Frank Memorial Award and Lectureship
Monday, October 15 – 2:00 pm

Joann M. Moulds, PhD, MT(ASCP)SBB

Citation: For her strong commitment to teaching and research in red blood cell serology, for sponsoring students for both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees... (more)

Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award and Lectureship
Award will be presented at the Emily Cooley and Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Awards and Lectureships
Sunday, October 14 – 8:30 am

Sherrill J. Slichter, MD
Director, Platelet Transfusion Research, Bloodworks Northwest, Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Citation: For her many contributions to the study of platelet transfusion and research into approaches to improve platelet transfusion... (more)