President's Awards

This honor recognizes the extraordinary public service and contributions of an individual or an organization in the health care arena. The recipient’s work furthers AABB’s goals and missions.

Recipients:

Suzanne H. Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)SBB, DLM, CQA(ASQ)Suzanne H. Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)SBB, DLM, CQA(ASQ)
Former Manager, Clinical Pathology Quality Assurance
Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Hospitals
Ann Arbor, MI

Citation:

In recognition of your extraordinary work with the ISBT Working Party on Information Technology and your leadership in moving the ISBT 128 labeling program forward.


Mary Jo Drew, MDMary Jo Drew, MD
Independent Consultant
Loveland, CO

Citation:

In recognition of your incredible work and dedication mentoring AABB members new to the fields of transfusion medicine, patient blood management and cellular therapies, through the AABB Professional Engagement Program.



Richard R. Gammon, MDRichard R. Gammon, MD
Medical Director, OneBlood, Inc.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Orlando, FL

Citation:

In recognition of your dedicated leadership of AABB’s Blood Banks and Transfusion Service Standards Program Unit, as well as AABB’s Transfusion Safety/Patient Blood Management Subsection and other committee work.


Vasiliki E. Kalodimou, PhD, MScVasiliki E. Kalodimou, PhD, MSc
Laboratory Director
Flow Cytometry-Research and Regenerative Medicine Department
IASO Maternity-Pediatric and Research Hospital
CBB and Processing Facility Director
MedStem Services
Athens, Greece

Citation:

In recognition of your incredible work and dedication mentoring AABB members new to the fields of transfusion medicine, patient blood management and cellular therapies, through the AABB Professional Engagement Program.


Richard M. Kaufman, MDRichard M. Kaufman, MD
Editor-in-Chief, TRANSFUSION Medical Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Transfusion Service
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Citation:

In recognition of your outstanding contributions to TRANSFUSION and your innovative approach as Editor-in-Chief.


Jeanne V. Linden, MD, MPH, FCAPJeanne V. Linden, MD, MPH, FCAP
Former Director, Blood and Tissue Resources
New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY

Citation:

In recognition of your years of leadership at the New York State Department of Health and your outstanding contributions to the AABB Babesia Working Group.



Celina Montemayor-Garcia, MD, PhDCelina Montemayor-Garcia, MD, PhD
Medical Officer, Centre for Innovation
Canadian Blood Services
Ontario, Canada

Citation:

In recognition of your outstanding work with the Cellular Therapies Spanish language program and for championing increased visibility for AABB’s Spanish-speaking membership group.


Tracie L. Nichols, MS MLS(ASCP)SBBTracie L. Nichols, MS MLS(ASCP)SBB
Technical Specialist Blood Bank and Cellular Therapy Laboratory
West Virginia University Hospitals
Morgantown, WV

Citation:

In recognition of your incredible work and dedication mentoring AABB members new to the field of transfusion medicine, patient blood management and cellular therapies, through the AABB Professional Engagement Program.


Mary Ann Reese, BSMary Ann Reese, BS
Former Managing Editor, TRANSFUSION
Baltimore, MD

Citation:

In recognition of your incredible work during your tenure as Managing Editor of TRANSFUSION. Your dedication and commitment to quality with each issue helped to ensure the journal’s success.