Shimamura named recipient of the 2020 Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship from ASPHO
March 05, 2020
Akiko Shimamura, MD, PhD, of the Dana-Farber/Boston
Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, has been named the recipient of
the 2020 Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship by the American Society of
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO).
The purpose of the annual Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship
is to honor Dr. Oski's many contributions to the field of pediatric
hematology/oncology and ensure a younger generation of pediatric
hematology/oncology specialists remains aware of his legacy. The lectureship is
awarded to an outstanding clinical or laboratory investigator in pediatric
hematology/oncology whose cutting-edge research is of the caliber of the investigations
made by Dr. Oski.
The Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship is presented annually
to an accomplished clinical or research scientist with an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD
degree, and while it is not required, ideally they would be a board certified
pediatric hematology/oncology specialist. The recipient should be in early or
mid-career, be known as an excellent speaker and investigator, and must agree
to present a 35-45 minute state-of-the-art lecture describing his/her research
at the ASPHO Conference. The recipient need not be a member of ASPHO.
Past recipients with ties to Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s
include Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH (2016); Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD (2014); David
Williams, MD (2006); and Stuart Orkin, MD (2003).