ASPHO's award program honors outstanding individuals in the pediatric hematology/oncology profession. Each year, individuals are honored for their contributions and discoveries in the subspecialty.
Recognize excellence in the subspeciality by nominating colleagues or yourself for prestigious ASPHO Awards. Nomintations are accepted year-round. Links to submit a nomination can be found on each award page linked below.
The 2025 ASPHO Awards will be presented at the 2025 ASPHO Conference, May 7-10, in Louisville, KY. Nominations are due Tuesday, October 1, 2024, for the Distinguished Career Award, Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship Award, George R. Buchanan Lectureship, and the Northwestern Mutual Award for Excellence in Childhood Cancer Survivorship.
“Dr. Frank Oski’s legacy in pediatric hematology/oncology is unmatched, and it was an honor being recognized as part of the next-generation of physician-researchers working to advance the field. The award was ultimately a celebration of team science and the importance of multi-disciplinary collaboration to improve the lives of children diagnosed with cancer and blood diseases, as well as long-term survivors.” – Saro Armenian, DO MPH
Distinguished Career Award
The Distinguished Career Award is presented annually by ASPHO to a senior physician or other professional who during his or her career has had a major impact on the subspecialty through some combination of research, education, patient care, and advocacy.
Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship Award
The annual Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship remembers Dr. Frank Oski and honors an outstanding clinical or laboratory investigator in pediatric hematology/oncology whose cutting-edge research is of the caliber of the investigations made by Dr. Oski.
George R. Buchanan Lectureship
The George R. Buchanan Lectureship Award is presented annually by ASPHO to honor Dr. Buchanan and assure that future generations of pediatric hematology/oncology specialists are aware of his significant contribution to ASPHO and the field.
The ASPHO Young Investigator Award recognizes excellence in research in pediatric hematology/oncology. Fellows and faculty members who are less than 4 years post-fellowship are eligible for the award.
ASPHO awards pediatric hematology/oncology fellows with travel stipends to the conference. The award allows fellows to present their abstracts in platform sessions at the conference.
Advanced Practice Provider Travel Award
The Advanced Practice Provider Travel Award was established to provide funding for deserving advanced practice providers to attend the ASPHO Conference, present their work, and introduce them to the many benefits of ASPHO programming and networking.
Northwestern Mutual Award for Excellence in Childhood Cancer Survivorship
The Northwestern Mutual Award for Excellence in Childhood Cancer Survivorship will annually recognize outstanding contributions of practicing professionals dedicated to this segment of the pediatric hematology/oncology field.
St. Baldrick's Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation established a unique award in loving memory of Dr. Bob Arceci. Two St. Baldrick's Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Awards will be made per year, one to a U.S. researcher to be presented at the ASPHO meeting, and one international award to be presented at the SIOP meeting.