The selection committee is pleased to announce the Winner of the ANIARA Coagulation/Hemostasis Technologist Award for Excellence for the 2012 year - Ms. Beverly Leslie.
As is the usual case, all nominees submitted were very deserving of this award, and it was a very difficult decision to try to choose only one recipient. The committee would like to congratulate all nominees on their commitment and wonderful work in the area of coagulation.
From the nomination letters and curriculum vitae submitted on her behalf, it is clear that Beverly has a longstanding, genuine passion for coagulation, and what could be referred to as â€œcoag intuitionâ€. She has been a true mentor and wonderful support person for those who work with her. Her work with clot bound thrombin, allowing for development of better anticoagulant medications, which we are now seeing come to fruition in the clinical realm, has been an outstanding, yet practical, contribution to the often under-appreciated world of coagulation.
The letters of support submitted on her behalf include such accolades and praise as follows:
"Beverly is not only a brilliant scientist, she is also a wonderful mentor."
"Her supportive and nurturing nature has helped to promote the scientific careers of countless graduate and undergraduate students."
"Her greatest accomplishment was in the development of the assays that discovered the protection of clot-bound thrombin from inhibition by heparin-antithrombin. This investigation has led to a greater understanding of coagulation and anticoagulation, resulting in important re-considerations for anticoagulant therapy in prevention of thrombosis."
Congratulations Beverly !