(WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2021) – The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will recognize Donna S. Neuberg, ScD, senior statistician for the Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Benign Hematology Programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with the 2021 Exemplary Service Award for her years of service and dedication to ASH and to hematology.
The Exemplary Service Award was established in 1998 to recognize an individual whose outstanding service, extending over a period of years, has significantly advanced the interests of the Society. ASH President Martin S. Tallman will present this award during the 63rd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition this December that will take place both in-person in Atlanta, Georgia, and virtually.
“Dr. Neuberg is an outstanding colleague and mentor as well as a world-class statistician with an encyclopedic knowledge of hematology. Through her decades of dedicated service in ASH training programs such as TRTH and CRTI, Dr. Neuberg has empowered innumerable investigators to design clinical trials with the highest standards of scientific rigor and statistical methodology,” said ASH President Martin S. Tallman of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “We value Dr. Neuberg’s contributions to shaping the future of hematology and of ASH.”
After receiving her ScD in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Neuberg joined the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a biostatistician. She currently serves as the senior statistician for the Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Benign Hematology Programs at Dana-Farber, where her research interests focus on the planning and analysis of studies that integrate laboratory outcomes at the genome, transcriptome, or proteome level with clinical and demographic information.
From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Neuberg served on the editorial board of Blood, ASH’s peer-reviewed journal. She has also demonstrated her commitment to ASH through her service as a statistician for the ASH Research Collaborative (ASH RC) Data Hub. Her expertise was integral in the development of the ASH RC COVID-19 Registry for Hematology data summaries, figures, and publications.
Dr. Neuberg has served as a dedicated mentor for the ASH-European Hematology Association (EHA) Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH), a year-long training program helping early-stage researchers build successful hematology research careers, since its inception in 2010. Dr. Neuberg is celebrated by TRTH participants for empowering trainees to take steps toward becoming not only rigorous scientists, but also thoughtful citizens of the international hematology community. In addition to celebrating the help they received in bringing their research to exceptional standards, trainees laud Dr. Neuberg for her generosity with her time and energy, and her ability to inspire them personally and professionally.
Dr. Neuberg’s deep passion for training the next generation of scientists is also reflected in her long-standing service as a mentor in the ASH Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI), a year-long education program for hematology fellows and junior faculty at academic medical centers. She has shared her expertise as CRTI faculty from 2010 to 2016, and has participated in the study sections for the CRTI and the ASH Scholar Award. Her mentees and scholars credit her with imbuing them with her own unmistakable passion for sensible study design, experimental rigor, and enjoyment of a life in biomedical investigation.