American Society of Hematology

ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity

ASH continues to embrace the values of diversity and inclusion by leading efforts to promote the advancement of underrepresented groups in hematology. In support of this organizational priority, the Awards Committee and the Committee on Promoting Diversity have created a new Honorific Award dedicated to the recognition of hematologists who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This award will serve as a visible example of the respect that ASH has for those committed to diversity and the inclusion in hematology of those who face barriers to success because of societal disadvantages. The award honors hematologists who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to diversity and inclusion in the field of hematology. The individual may be nominated for:

  • Significant leadership/mentorship that has benefited the career development of trainees from underrepresented groups
  • Contributions that have led to a more diverse and inclusive hematology workforce
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness within ASH

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion

  • The nominee does not need to be a member of ASH.
  • The nominator for the ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity must be a member of ASH
    • If you are not a member of ASH, but are interested in nominating an individual for this award, you may apply for membership.
  • Nominees should be actively involved in the advancement of diversity and the inclusion of underrepresented groups such as women and racial/ethnic minority populations who have faced barriers to success because of social disadvantages.
  • Neither the nominees nor the nominator is required to be from an underrepresented minority group.
  • Nominees of all nationalities and all countries of residence are eligible; however, all nomination materials must be submitted in English.

Exclusion

  • Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be accepted.
  • Past recipients are not eligible for the award.
  • Recipients may only receive one Honorific Award per year.
  • Voting members of the ASH Executive Committee and the ASH Awards Committee are ineligible for an Honorific Award during their tenure.
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Nominations

Nominations for the ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity must be submitted by July 17, 2017, to be considered during the 2017-2018 review cycle. Nominations can be submitted online or by email. Any nomination submitted after the July 17 deadline will be considered for the next review cycle. Following this year's review cycle, nomination deadlines for the award will coincide with the established deadline for all other ASH Honorific Awards.

Please carefully review the Society's nomination guidance for the award program.

Submitting nominations online

To submit a nomination online, please complete the steps below:

  • A completed nomination form
    • 2017 ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity
      • After logging into the system, select "Honorific Awards" in the drop down menu and click "create".
      • Under the Nominee, tab please select ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity as the "Award Category" and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the online form and submit a nomination.
  • A letter of nomination summarizing the nominee’s contributions to diversity and inclusion in the field of hematology
    • Up to two additional letters of nomination are welcomed
  • A copy of the nominee’s current CV

Submitting nominations by email

To submit a nomination via email, please complete the steps below:

  • A completed nomination form
  • A letter of nomination summarizing the nominee’s contributions to diversity and inclusion in the field of hematology
    • Up to two additional letters of nomination are welcomed
  • A copy of nominee's current CV

Completed forms and documents should be sent via email to awards@hematology.org.

If you are having trouble completing or submitting your nomination, please do not hesitate to email awards@hematology.org to request assistance.

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General Timeline

Nomination deadline for 2018 ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting DiversityJuly 17, 2017
Notification of awards for 2017 recipientsFebruary 2017
Presentation of awards for 2017 recipientsDecember 2017
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Have a Question?

For assistance or more information about ASH Honorific Awards, please contact the Awards Department at awards@hematology.org, or by phone at 202-776-0544.

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