The American Society of Hematology will honor Grover C. Bagby Jr., M.D., with a 2014 Mentor Award at the 56th Annual ASH Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco for his sustained, outstanding commitment to the training and career development of early-career hematologists.
Dr. Bagby, professor of medicine and molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine, and founding director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, will be presented with the award for his steadfast mentorship of more than 40 former trainees and faculty members. Dr. Bagby’s mentees cite his selfless leadership and caring dedication to the development of scientific expertise and tradition as critical elements of his success in influencing the lives of his trainees, who now serve as successful clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and administrators.
As a longtime member of ASH, Dr. Bagby has served in various roles for the society over a period of more than 30 years, including as member and chair of several scientific and standing committees and associate editor of Blood. He is an elected member of the American Association of Physicians and American Society of Clinical Investigation, is past president of the International Society for Experimental Hematology, is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and is a Master of the American College of Physicians.
The ASH Mentor Award is given to only two mentors each year who have had a significant, positive impact on their mentees’ careers and, through their mentees, have advanced research and patient care in the field of hematology. John F. DiPersio, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Division of Oncology and deputy director of the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine, will also be presented with a 2014 ASH Mentor Award at the society’s annual meeting in December.