New Leadership Elected to the American Society of Haematology

24 Oct 2007

The American Society of Haematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society of blood specialists, welcomes three new officers to its Executive Committee, the governing body of the organisation. The officers will begin serving their terms in January 2008.

Hal E. Broxmeyer, PhD, will serve a one-year term as vice president,
followed by successive terms as president-elect and president. New
councillors Thomas Bensinger, MD, and Stephanie Lee, MD, MPH, will
serve four-year terms. These individuals are well-respected
hematologists and active members of the Society.

Dr. Broxmeyer is a veteran of the Executive Committee, having served
as a councillor from 2002-2005. He also served on ASH's Committee on
Publications for eight years and was on the subcommittee that helped
shepherd Blood, the Society's scientific journal, into self-publication. Dr. Broxmeyer is currently Distinguished Professor, Chairman and Mary Margaret Walther Professor of Microbiology/Immunology, and Scientific Director of the Walther
Oncology Centre at the Indiana University School of Medicine. This
year, he was also selected to present the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture at
ASH's annual meeting, an honor that recognizes pioneering achievements in haematology.

Dr. Bensinger has participated on ASH's Committee on Practice for many
years and currently serves on the Reimbursement Subcommittee. As a
private practitioner in Greenbelt, MD, one of his roles on the
Executive Committee will be to voice the concerns and pressing issues
facing the clinical practice community to the ASH leadership.

Dr. Lee currently serves on ASH's Committee on Educational Affairs and
on the editorial board of Blood. She is an Associate Member of the
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre and Associate Professor at the
University of Washington.