Hal E. Broxmeyer, Ph.D.
Mary Margaret Walther Professor Emeritus,
Professor of Microbiology/Immunology,
Program Leader, NCI-Designated Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
Program on Hematopoiesis, Heme Malignancies, and Immunology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Hal Broxmeyer is Distinguished Professor, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Mary Margaret Walther Professor Emeritus, and Co-Leader Program on Hematopoiesis, Malignant Hematology, and Immunology, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, and former Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology and Scientific Director, Walther Oncology Center, at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. He received a BS degree, Brooklyn College, City University of New York in 1966, an MS degree from Long Island University, Brooklyn Center in 1969 and a PhD from New York University in 1973. He did post-doctoral training in 1973-1975 at Kingston General Hospital, Queens University Kingston, Ontario, Canada. From 1975-1983 he worked at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in NewYork City rising from the rank of Associate Researcher to that of Associate Member. He was also Assistant Professor of Biology, Sloan Kettering Division of Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, before being recruited to the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1983 as an Associate Professor of Medicine. To date, he has published 752 scientific papers (520 refereed papers and 232 Reviews/Book Chapters). Broxmeyer’s laboratory studies mechanisms regulating hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell, embryonic stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell: proliferation, self-renewal, survival, differentiation and migration (homing/mobilization). He was involved in establishing the field of cord blood transplantation. His publications have been cited 38,535 times (Web of Science; WOS)/45,930 times (Google Scholar; GS) and the H-Factor for publications is 100 (WOS)/ 106 (GS) with i10 index = 523 (GS).
Dr. Broxmeyer’s Awards include: New York University Founders Day Award (1973); Mellor Award (2nd prize 1976; 1st prize 1977) and Boyer Award (1983) from MSKCC; Special Fellow (1976-1978) and Scholar Award (1978-1983) from the Leukemia Lymphoma Society; Merit Award, National Cancer Institute (1987-1995); Variety Club Award (1992 and 1993), Indiana; Gold Medal of City of Paris (1993); World of Difference Award, Indiana Health Industry Forum (1997); Who’s Who in Health Care, Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) (2002); Health Care Heroes Award, IBJ (2002); Karl Landsteiner Award, American Association of Blood Banks (2002); Prestigious External Award Recognition, IUPUI (2003); Distinguished Alumni Award, Long Island University (2005); Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award, Indiana University (2006); Dirk van Bekkum Award, Autologous Blood and Bone Marrow Society (2006); E. Donnall Thomas Prize and Lecture, American Society of Hematology (2007); Glenn W. Irwin Jr. M.D., Distinguished Faculty Award, Indiana University School of Medicine Alumni Association (2008); State of Indiana General Assembly House Resolution No. 46 (2008); Mission Advancement Award, Leukemia Lymphoma Society (2008); Cord Blood Pioneering Award, Int. Cord Blood Symposium (2008); Till and McCullough Award, Canadian Bone Marrow Transplant Group (2010); Donald Metcalf Award, Int. Soc. Expt. Hematol. (2011); Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2013); and Honorary Professorship, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China (2014).
Dr. Broxmeyer is a Past President of the American Society of Hematology (ASH; 2010), past President of the International Society for Experimental Hematology (ISEH, 1990, 1991), past Chairman, and member, Board of Scientific Councilors, National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI/NASA, 1998-2006), and Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, National Disease Research Interchange, Philadelphia, PA.