Two Cancer Center experts receive notable recognitions for their work

Mahoney named recipient of George R. Buchanan Lectureship Award from the ASPHO

Dr. Donald Mahoney, former president of Texas Children’s Hospital Medical Staff and professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, received the George R. Buchanan Lectureship Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO).

This award is presented annually to an ASPHO member in good standing who is a nationally and/or internationally recognized expert in pediatric hematology and oncology and has significant research, education, and clinical expertise, and is an accomplished educator, mentor and effective speaker.

Mahoney is former Director of the Texas Children’s Hematology Center and has been treating patients with hematologic disorders for over 30 years. In addition, he led the Hematology Treatment Team at Texas Children’s for over 20 years. He is a well-respected expert in pediatric hematologic disorders whose advice is frequently sought after by physicians around the city, state and country.

Mahoney will receive the Lectureship Award at the 2021 ASPHO Conference in Portland, Oregon in recognition for his many scientific contributions to the field and for his outstanding mentorship.

Lupo named to National Institutes of Health Study Section

Dr. Philip Lupo, associate professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, has been selected to serve on the Genetics of Health and Disease Study Section, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Center for Scientific Review, for a three-year period beginning July 1. In this role, Lupo will contribute to the national biomedical research effort by reviewing and making recommendations on grant applications submitted to the NIH and surveying the status of research in this field.

Lupo is director of the Childhood Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. He is a genetic epidemiologist with a focus on inherited genetic susceptibility to childhood cancer and birth defects. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Epidemiology Committee and Chair of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network Data Committee.

In addition to his roles at Texas Children’s and Baylor, Lupo is an active collaborator with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-supported National Birth Defects Prevention Study and as part of a multidisciplinary team of experts assessing the intersection of childhood cancer and birth defects.

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