David Grimwade, PhD
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will recognize the late David Grimwade, PhD, formerly of King’s College London and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust with the 2016 Exemplary Service Award for his exceptional years of service and dedication to the Society’s global programs that serve to build hematology capacity and launch research careers worldwide.
The Exemplary Service Award was established in 1998 to recognize an individual whose outstanding service, extending over a period of years, has significantly advanced the interests of the Society. ASH President Charles S. Abrams, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, will present this award during the 58th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition this December in San Diego, California.
Dr. Grimwade, who served as Professor of Molecular Hematology in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at King’s College London and honorary hematologist consultant at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ National Health Service Foundation Trust in London, is recognized for playing a key role in the International Consortium on Acute Leukemia, an international clinical network supported by ASH that seeks to improve the care of patients with acute leukemia.
Dr. Grimwade was selected for this honor prior to his passing. ASH will be honoring him posthumously in recognition of the profound impact that he has made during his services to ASH. Since joining the International Consortium on Acute Leukemia as a member in 2007, Dr. Grimwade was dedicated to sharing his expertise with his Latin American colleagues. In 2013, he was selected to be the chair of the Laboratory and Diagnostic Activities Subcommittee. ■