Dr. Sigurdur Yngvi Kristinsson, Professor at the University of Iceland and the study’s principal investigator was the first recepient of the Brian G.M. Durie Outstanding Achievement Award for outstanding research in the field of multiple myeloma. The Brian G.M. Durie Outstanding Achievement Award was first presented on June 12, 2018. Named for IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie, this award recognizes excellence in multiple myeloma research. Dr. Durie is also the Medical Director for AMyC and Specialist in Multiple Myeloma and Related Disorders for Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California. He is Co-Chair of the Myeloma Committee for SWOG.
“Myeloma patients around the world have benefited—and will continue to benefit—from the important research contributions made by Dr. Kristinsson,” said Dr. Durie. “His work brings us closer to finding the pathway to a cure.”