American Society of Hematology

ASH describes itself as, “the world’s largest professional society serving both clinicians and scientists around the world who are working to conquer blood diseases…by promoting research, clinical care, education, and advocacy.” Although Wallace Coulter was not a hematologist nor a physician, he was the only recipient of the American Society of Hematology (“ASH”) Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his enormous contribution to the practice of hematology. 

Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology

In Dec 2007, ASH and the Foundation announced the establishment of the Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology. This Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment and outstanding contribution to hematology, and who has made a significant impact on education, research, and/or practice. At the 2013 ASH Annual Meeting, the Foundation provided an endowment to ASH in commemoration of the 100th birthday of Wallace H. Coulter.

Highlights of ASH

The Foundation provided the initial risk capital to help bring the long-standing, highly-successful U.S. Highlights of ASH to the rest of the world. Through this program, clinicians are exposed to new diagnostic techniques and therapeutic approaches, as well as have the opportunity to explore with leading experts and colleagues, how to utilize this new information to improve patient care.

Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI)

In 2003, the Foundation provided the seed funding for the first ASH CRTI, an intensive week-long training program for hematology fellows and junior faculty to help develop their skills in clinical and translational research. Participants arrive with a project. During the week the project milestones are refined, they are teamed with a mentor, and work on that project for the year. For more information on CRTI, click here.