Dr. Kenneth Brinkhous held various posts in the U of I Department of Pathology from 1932 to 1946, when he was named professor and head of the Department of Pathology at the University of North Carolina. He has been alumni distinguished professor there from 1961 to the present.
The result of Dr. Brinkhous' work has been, since 1967, a revolution in the lifestyle of hemophilia, which led to diagnostic tests and treatment for the disease.
His honors include awards from the National Academy of Sciences in 1972 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1973.
He served as chairman of the medical advisory council of the National Hemophilia Foundation from 1954 to '73 and continues as a member of the council to the present.
In 1973 the medical journal Modern Medicine named Dr. Brinkhous as one of 10 recipients of the Award for Distinguished Achievement "for basic discoveries and clinical applications in problems of blood coagulation."