The Berard-Dorfman Founders Award was established in 2013 to commemorate Drs. Costan W. Berard, and Ronald F. Dorfman, who co-founded the Society for Hematopathology (SH) in 1981.
Two categories of individuals are eligible to be nominated for the award:
1. Young Investigator (10 years or less since fellowship training) demonstrating excellence in research (basic or translational) based on a body of work or a best paper;
2. Senior Leadership: a mid-career to senior individual who has demonstrated excellence in any or all areas of hematopathology including teaching, humanitarian contributions, and leadership.
Awards in one or both of these categories may be given each year, dependent upon the nominations received. A nomination form for the Berard-Dorfman Founder’s Award (download nomination form) should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 15th for consideration for the awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting of USCAP the same year. We look forward to receiving your nominations to recognize your peers who have made significant contributions to the field of hematopathology.
The Society for Hematopathology Pathologist-in-Training Award is given each year to a fellow, resident or medical student who presents an outstanding paper related to hematopathology at the annual USCAP meeting. The nominee must be in one of the categories mentioned above at the time the paper/abstract is submitted. Previous winners are not eligible. Papers are judged by a committee comprised of members of the Executive Committee of the Society, and scored for scientific approach, significance, and presentation. To be eligible for the award all nominees must be present at their posters during the official poster sessions in order to discuss their work with the judges. The award carries a monetary prize of $500.00.