Evan Sadler, PhD, MD, a professor of medicine and director of the Division of Hematology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will receive the 2016 Henry M. Stratton Medal for Basic Science.
The award from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) recognizes two investigators each year whose contributions to hematology research are well-recognized and have taken place over many years.
Sadler has pioneered the study of many blood coagulation factors and has contributed greatly to the knowledge of two proteins associated with bleeding and clotting disorders.
His laboratory also identified the molecular basis for a range of subtypes of von Willebrand disease, a condition that causes excessive bleeding. His work has led to improved diagnosis and therapy for this disease.
The other award recipient is Ayalew Tefferi, MD, of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Tefferi’s career focus has been the study of myeloproliferative neoplasms and other myeloid malignancies.
The two investigators will accept the award Dec. 6 during the 58th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego.
Sadler also is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the School of Medicine and a research member at Siteman Cancer Center. He is chairman of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Hemostasis and Thrombosis Study Section and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He served as president of ASH in 2011.
The award is named after the late Henry Maurice Stratton, co-founder of Grune and Stratton, the medical publishing house that first published ASH’s journal Blood.