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NHF Honors Marion Koerper, MD with Lifetime Achievement Award

October 7, 2019
Marion Koerper Lifetime Achievement Award

Marion Koerper, MD, was visibilty moved as she accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) during the Award Ceremony at NHF's Bleeding Disorders Conference on October 5, 2019, in Anaheim, CA. The award recognizes a 50-year career in pediatric hematology and as a strong advocate for the bleeding disorders community during the HIV/AIDS era.

Dr. Koerper thanked her colleagues at University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF), where she served as director of the first hemophilia treatment center at the institution. She also thanked the support of her fellow NHF Medical and Scientifc Advisory Council (MASAC) members. Dr. Koerper was a member of the council for many years and served as vice chair.

NHF presented the Physician of the Year Award to orthopedic surgeon James Luck, MD, of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children in Los Angeles, CA. During his 48-year career, Dr. Luck has changed the lives of countless people with bleeding disorders through orthopedic surgical intervention.

The Murray Thelin Researcher of the Year Award was given to David Scott, PhD. Dr. Scott is an immunologist and professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He was honored for his work on experimental approaches to immune tolerance to factor VIII and on tolerance mechanisms.

The Mary M. Gooley Humanitarian of the Year Award was given to Aleida Stark, RN, of Texas Children's Hospital, for her exceptional work with patients and families, particularly in the area of patient education and readying young people for the transition from pediatric to adult care.

NHF also recognized the efforts of NHF chapters with Chapter of Excellence Awards.To earn a chapter of excellence award, the chapters must work to meet specific standards that guarantee their members are served to the highest standards possible in the following categories: Advocacy and Public Policy, Board Leadership & Governance, Fundraising & Development, NHF Partnership, Programs and Services, and Volunteer Management. In 2019, forty-six chapters achieved a Chapter of Excellence awards in these categories.

NHF is proud to recognize the achievements of all recipients of the Awards of Excellence and the chapters who received Chapter of Excellence Awards.

2019 Awards of Excellence

Nurse of the Year: Karla K. Watkinson, RN
Social Worker of the Year: Sabrina Farina, LMSW
Physical Therapist of the Year: Grace Hernandez, PT
Genetic Counselor of the Year: Kristy Lee, MS, CGC
Ryan White Youth Award: William Bornmann
Philanthropist of the Year Award: Steve and Sheila Kopenitz
John Indence Award: Hemophilia of South Carolina
Advocate of the Year: Richard Pezzillo
Loras Goedken Outstanding Leadership Award: Barbara Gordon
Chapter Volunteer of the Year: Dawn Pollard
Physician of the Year: James V. Luck, Jr., MD
Researcher of the Year: David W. Scott, PhD
Humanitarian of the Year: Aleida Stark, RN
Lifetime Achievement : Marion A. Koerper, MD
Corporate United for Bleeding Disorders Walk Team of the Year: Bayer Healthcare
Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk Chapter of the Year: Gateway Hemophilia Foundation
Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk Chapter of the Year: Hemophilia of Southern California

2019 Chapter of Excellence Awards
(*Denotes new winner in 2019 **Denotes Chapter of Excellence in all six categories)

Chapter Partnership Award
*Hemophilia of Indiana*
Hemophilia of South Carolina*
Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California*
Idaho Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
New England Hemophilia Association
Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association
Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
New York City Hemophilia Chapter
Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon
Virginia Hemophilia Foundation*
*Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois

Programs & Services
*Central Ohio Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
*Hemophilia of Indiana
*Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area
*Nebraska Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
*Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation
*Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California
*Hawaii Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
*Hemophilia of South Carolina
Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
New England Hemophilia Association
Hemophilia of Georgia
Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon
**Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
*New York City Hemophilia Chapter
Advocacy & Public Policy
*Central Ohio Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
*Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area
*The Hemophilia Alliance of Maine
*Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
*Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California
*Hemophilia of South Carolina Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
**Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
Hemophilia of Georgia
Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon
Tri-State Bleeding Disorders Foundation
Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
Central California Hemophilia Foundation
Hemophilia Association of San Diego County
New England Hemophilia Association
New York City Hemophilia Chapter

Fundraising & Development
*Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation
*Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
*Hemophilia of Indiana
*Nebraska Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
*Hemophilia of Southern California
*Hemophilia of South Carolina
New England Hemophilia Association
New York City Hemophilia Chapter
Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon
Hemophilia of Georgia
**Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation
Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation

Governance & Board Leadership
*Gateway Hemophilia Association
*Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area
*Hemophilia of Indiana
*Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation
*Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
*Hemophilia of Southern California
*Hemophilia of South Carolina
Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
** Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
Hemophilia of Georgia
New York City Hemophilia Chapter

Volunteer Management (New Category to 2018-2020 Chapter Review Process)
*Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
*Central Ohio Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation
*The Hemophilia Alliance of Maine
Hemophilia of Georgia