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Sadler receives award from American Society of Hematology

Evan Sadler, PhD, MD
Evan Sadler, PhD, MD

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.