Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion

Award Recipient of 23rd Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Press Release

28 August 2019

sean stowellLebanon, NH -It is with great pleasure that the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative announces the recipient of the 23rd Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship. This lecture will coincide with the 58th Meeting of BEST to be held in San Antonio, Texas October 16-17, 2019. Applications were received from a number of outstanding candidates and were considered by the BEST Executive Team. The highly deserving award recipient is Sean R. Stowell, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapies, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Stowell will be presenting the lecture entitled “The Development and Consequences of RBC Alloimmunization.”

About the Scott Murphy Memorial Lecture: The Scott Murphy Memorial Lectureship was established in 2007 by the BEST Collaborative in recognition of the tremendous contribution of the late Dr. Scott Murphy, a past chair of the BEST Collaborative, had made to the field of transfusion medicine and to the science of platelet storage. The BEST Collaborative encourages junior faculty involved in the broadly understood field of transfusion medicine to apply for this unique award. The award recipient is invited to present a lecture at the semiannual BEST Meeting. A list of prior award recipients and their presentation titles can be found HERE. The selection process for the 24th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship to coincide with the BEST Meeting to be held in Warsaw, Poland on April 24-25, 2020 is currently underway. Applications may be submitted online HERE.

About the BEST Collaborative: The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative is an international research organization whose objective is to improve the safety of transfusion and cell therapy and related services through standardization of analytic techniques, development of new procedures and execution of clinical trials in hemotherapy and cell therapy. More than 125 scientific publications have resulted from the Collaborative's work.


Ziggy Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD; Chair of the BEST Collaborative, in Lebanon, NH: +1 603 650 7171
Eileen Selogie, MT(ASCP)SBB; Executive Director of the BEST Collaborative: +1 310 801 0914