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St. Jude scientist wins International Society of Experimental Hematology award

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Brian P. Sorrentino, M.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has won a prestigious award from the International Society of Experimental Hematology.

Sorrentino, director of the St. Jude Experimental Hematology division, won the 2005 ISEH McCulloch and Till Lecturship and Award, which was established to recognize the contributions of younger investigators in the field.

The award will be presented during the ISEH annual scientific meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, July 31, 2005, and comes with a $5,000 honorarium.

Sorrentino was also invited by Nature Reviews Immunology to write about the field of hematopoietic stem cell biology and therapy.

About ISEH

From its beginnings in the 1950's as a group of scientists who sought to create a forum for the presentation and discussion of pre-clinical data in experimental hematology, the International Society for Experimental Hematology (ISEH) has been dedicated to the promotion of the cutting-edge science. The society today has more than 1,400 members in 45+ countries around the world, and holds an annual scientific meeting that attracts more than 1,000 participants.

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About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.

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