Congratulations to Stuart H. Orkin, MD, chairman of the department of pediatric oncology at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Dr. Orkin was recently awarded the Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal from the National Academy of Sciences for his pioneering achievements in defining the molecular basis of blood disorders and the mechanisms governing the development of blood stem cells and individual blood lineages. His work has significantly advanced the understanding of human hematologic diseases and revealed new strategies to prevent and manage these disorders. The full story can be read here.
He’s living on borrowed blood and we take one day at a time.