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ASH Honorific Awards

William Dameshek Prize

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ASH is currently accepting nominations for the 2025 Honorific Awards until July 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

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William Dameshek Prize is named after the late Dr. William Dameshek, a past president of the Society. Dr. Dameshek made major contributions to the Society and was the first editor of its journal, Blood. The Dameshek prize is awarded to an individual no more than 50 years of age (at the time of nomination) who has made outstanding contributions in hematology. Qualifications for this award are not stipulated in any other way. Biographical descriptions of previous awardees have emphasized outstanding scientific contributions leading to new fundamental understanding of hematology and new opportunities for treatment of hematological diseases, leadership within the Society, contributions to public appreciation of hematology, and mentoring of younger colleagues. It is expected that this individual is in the earlier stages of their career. This award does not include a plenary lecture.

Key Dates

Nomination Deadline for Henry M. Stratton Medal July 15, 2024
Award Notification for Recipients March 2025
Presentation of Awards for Recipients December 2025

Eligibility Criteria


  • Nominees and nominators must be members of ASH. Not an ASH member? Apply today
  • Nominees of all nationalities and all countries of residence are eligible; however, all nomination materials must be submitted in English.


  • Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be accepted.
  • Past recipients are not eligible for the same award they received previously.
  • 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.

Submit a Nomination

Before getting started, please review the Honorific Award Nominations Guidance document, which provides detailed information about each award and guidance on crafting an effective nomination letter.

The following documents are required in order to submit a nomination package:

  • A completed nomination form;
  • A copy of the nominee's current CV or a copy of the nominee's NIH biosketch (preferred) annotated with “Contributions to Science,” if available;
  • A letter of nomination summarizing the nominee's contributions to hematology, explaining how those contributions have advanced the field, and describing why the nominee deserves the specific Honorific Award (please refer to the Honorific Award Nominations Guidance document for recommendations on writing an effective nomination letter)
  • Optional: Up to two additional letters of support will be accepted but are not required; multiple people are allowed to sign one letter.

Submit a Nomination

If you are having trouble completing or submitting your nomination, please email [email protected] to request assistance.


Award Recipients

William Dameshek Prize Recipients


For assistance or more information about ASH Honorific Awards, please contact the Awards Department at [email protected] or 202-776-0544.