On the 25th of January, the Dutch Hematology society (NVvH) has awarded Rick Admiraal (groep Boelens/Nierkens) with the Jaap Steenbergen Stipendium. This award for the best thesis was presented at the Dutch Hematology Congress 2018, held in Papendal. Following a laudation by Monique Minnema, board member of the NVvH, he gave a short presentation on his work on individualised dosing of anti-thymocyte globulin in allogeneic cell transplantation. Last year, he also won the Dutch Society of Pediatrics (NVK) Young Investigator Award for best thesis of 2017, and the award for best thesis of 2017 by the Dutch Society of Pediatrics (NVK) section of immunology and infectious diseases.