WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today was awarded the 2010 Public Service Award by the American Society of Hematology. The annual award is presented to an elected official who demonstrates leadership on hematology research, practice, and health issues.

“Hemophilia, Sickle Cell Disease, blood cancers, and other hematologic illnesses can be treated and managed,” Brown said. “The National Institutes of Health plays a pivotal part in providing research and other resources to keep Ohioans healthy and it is an honor to work alongside the American Society of Hematology to ensure that all Americans can live quality, healthy lives.”

The following Ohioans were in Washington to present the award to Sen. Brown:

American Society of Hematology Representative

Affiliation

Hillard Lazarus, MD

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Cleveland, OH

Alan E. Lichtin, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Roy Silverstein, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

According to the American Society of Hematology (ASH), ASH is the largest international professional society dedicated to understanding the causes and discovering treatments for hematalogic diseases. 

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