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Lee joins ASH leadership team

Nov. 1, 2007

The American Society of Hematology, the world's largest professional society of blood specialists, will welcome three new officers to the organization's governing body of the organization, including the Hutchinson Center's Dr. Stephanie Lee.

Lee and Dr. Thomas Bensinger will serve four-year terms as a councilors on the executive committee. Dr. Hal Broxmeyer will serve a one-year term as vice president, followed by successive terms as president-elect and president. All three are well-respected hematologists and active members of the Society.

Broxmeyer is a veteran of the executive committee and ASH's Committee on Publications. He is currently distinguished professor, chair and Mary Margaret Walther professor of Microbiology/Immunology, and scientific director of the Walther Oncology Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine. This year, he was also selected to present the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture at ASH's annual meeting, an honor that recognizes pioneering achievements in hematology.

Bensinger has participated on ASH's Committee on Practice for many years and currently serves on the Reimbursement Subcommittee. As a private practitioner in Greenbelt, Md., one of his roles on the Executive Committee will be to voice the concerns and pressing issues facing the clinical practice community to the ASH leadership.

Lee currently serves on ASH's Committee on Educational Affairs and on the editorial board of Blood. She is an oncologist in the Center's Clinical Research Division and an associate professor at the University of Washington.

The American Society of Hematology is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders.

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