The ASH Mentor Award was established in 2006 to recognize hematologists who have excelled at mentoring trainees and colleagues. Those selected to receive the award are chosen because they have shown a sustained commitment to mentoring, have made a significant, positive impact on their mentees’ careers, and have advanced research and patient care in the field of hematology through their mentees.

This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements. Those selected as superb mentors are chosen because they are involved in the  process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others. Two awards are given each year, one in the basic sciences and one in clinical investigation and training.

The clinical investigation award was presented to George Buchanan, M.D. Dr. Buchanan is a pediatric hematologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is the Children’s Cancer Fund Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology and the director of the Barrett Family Center for Pediatric Oncology. We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Buchanan, a member of our Scientific Advisory Board, for his outstanding commitment to his students and colleagues.