2019 Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the 2019 ASHI Award Winners. Each presenter will accept their award during the date and time listed below. 

Rose Payne Award

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
8:30 am - 9:30 am

  Effie Wang Petersdorf, MD
  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 The Rose Payne Distinguished Scientist Award was established in 1984 to honor a great scientist and to recognize her long-standing contributions to the field of immunogenetics and her support in the development of the Society.

Paul I. Terasaki Clinical Science Award

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am

  Adriana Zeevi, PhD, D(ABHI)

The Paul I. Terasaki Clinical Science Award was established in 2003 to honor an individual, group, or institution in recognition of significant accomplishments and/or contributions to the fields of clinical transplantation, histocompatibility, and immunogenetics. This award was made possible by a grant from the Paul I. Terasaki Foundation.

Bernard Amos Distinguished Scientist Award

Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am

William H. Hildebrand, PhD, D(ABHI)
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

The ASHI Distinguished Scientist Award was established in 2001 to honor a distinguished scientist who is an ASHI member. This individual must have contributed significantly to the field of immunogenetics and/or transplant immunology.

Outstanding Technologist Award

  Linda S. Buckert, MT (ASCP), SBB, CHS
  Loma Linda University Medical Center

To honor outstanding technologists, past and present, the Outstanding Technologist Award is presented annually to a technologist who has provided outstanding contributions to the field of histocompatibility and immunogenetics.

Distinguished Service Award

Deborah Crowe, PhD, D(ABHI)
Tulane University HLA Laboratory

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1999 to honor colleagues who have contributed significantly ASHI’s heritage.

J. Marilyn MacQueen Rising Star Award

Lynden E. Gault, BS
Gift of Life Michigan

ASHI established the ASHI/SEOPF Award honoring J. Marilyn MacQueen. Marilyn was active in immunogenetics and histocompatibility testing since 1964, and was committed to helping young technologists in ASHI or SEOPF-accredited laboratories worldwide. The ASHI/SEOPF J. Marilyn MacQueen Award is presented annually to an outstanding HLA technologist who has worked in the field for less than 36 months and wants to pursue a career in HLA. In 2013, the award was renamed the Rising Star Award

2019 Abstract Scholar Awardees

Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

ASHI International Scholar Awardee

Gonca Emel Karaham, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center

ASHI Abstract Scholar Awardee

Yacine Berka
Khan-Stroke Lab, University of Calgary

ASHI Abstract Scholar Awardee

Qingyong Xu, PhD, D(ABHI)
London Health Science Center

ASHI Abstract Scholar Awardee

Aiwen Zhang, PhD, D(ABHI)
Allogen Laboratories/Cleveland Clinics

Banff Abstract Scholar Awardee

Graeme Reid
University of Alberta

Banff Abstract Scholar Awardee

Frederic Toulza, PhD
Imperial College London