John W. Adamson, MD, is clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and associate director of the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program in the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
The ASH mentoring awards recognize hematologists who have had a significant, positive impact on their mentees’ careers and, through their mentees, have advanced research and patient care in the field of hematology.
The award cites Adamson for his passion for teaching the interrelationship between clinical medicine and biomedical science and the importance of granting early-career hematologists with protected time to develop their scientific skills.
Dr. Adamson has been particularly exceptional at forging bonds among early-career investigators with similar interests and has been an advocate for the advancement of women in hematology.
Several of his mentees have become leading experts in the field, and many have assumed leadership roles in the greater hematology research community.
Adamson is a past president of the American Society of Hematology and was editor of its official journal, Blood, from 1983 to 1987.