American Society of Hematology

Past Advocacy Leadership Institute Participants

Since 2011, the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute has provided a forum for ASH members to learn about legislation and health policy affecting hematology research and practice. Many participants become “go-to” advocates for ASH, taking quick action when legislative alerts are sent out to members. Additionally, the program helps identify leaders for future service on ASH’s committees and programs.

The first day of the two-day institute focuses on learning about the legislative process, health policy, and advocacy strategies, including the role of the media in advocacy. Speakers typically include ASH Government Relations staff, ASH members active in advocacy efforts, and individuals from advocacy organizations, congressional offices, and federal agencies. On the second day, participants travel to Capitol Hill to visit their Representatives and Senators and to apply what was learned on the first day of the program.

2016 Advocacy Leadership Institute

The ASH Government Relations, Practice, and Scientific Affairs department held the sixth annual ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute, on June 6-7, 2016. View the 2016 agenda.

Participants

  • Alan E. Lichtin, MD (Chair), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Avan Armaghani, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Kelty Baker, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Henny Billett, MD, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Sneha Borikar, PhD, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Silvana Bucur, MD, St. Luke's Mountain State Tumor Institute, Meridian, ID
  • E. Leila Jerome Clay, MD, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
  • Robert Frank Cornell, MD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Saurabh Dahiya, MD, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
  • Michael L. Grossbard, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York,NY
  • Akshat Jain, MD, MPH, Northwell Health/North Shore LIJ Health System, New York, NY
  • Aditi Kamdar, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Samer Khaled, MD, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • Mohamed A. Kharfan-Dabaja, MD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Lori Luchtman-Jones, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Stephen Makoni, MD, Trinity Cancer Care Center, Minot, ND
  • Ariela Marshall, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Alice Mims, MD, MSCR, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Jordan Morton, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Sadia Riaz, DO, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Lake Success, NY
  • Cesar Rodriguez, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
  • Alicia Stallings, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Joseph D. Tariman, PhD, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Tamna Wangjam, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
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2015 Advocacy Leadership Institute

The ASH Government Relations, Practice, and Scientific Affairs department held the fifth annual ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute on October 28-29, 2015. View the 2015 agenda.

Participants

  • Alan E. Lichtin, MD (Chair), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Allistair Abraham, MD, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Mohamad Cherry, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Wendy Darlington, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • James J. Driscoll II, MD, PhD, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Courtney Fitzhugh, MD, National Institutes of Health/NHLBI, Bethesda, MD
  • Carl E. Freter, MD, PhD, St. Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
  • Dianna Howard, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
  • Mark Juckett, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Julie Kanter, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Jessica Leonard, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
  • Jane Little, MD, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
  • Emily Meier, MD, Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Caterina Minniti, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Sanjay R. Mohan, MD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Javier Munoz, MD, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gilbert, AZ
  • Aziz Nazha, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Heather A. O'Leary, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Priyank P. Patel, MD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
  • Ravi Patel, MD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Anthony Pham, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Kristy Richards, MD, PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Jose Sandoval-Sus, MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine/ Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Daniel R. Silbiger, DO, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, MI
  • Shannon Smiley, MD, Katmai Oncology, Anchorage, AK
  • Maribel Tirado-Gomez, MD, Puerto Rico Cancer Center, San Juan, PR
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2014 Advocacy Leadership Institute

The ASH Government Relations, Practice, and Scientific Affairs department held the fourth annual ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute on October 1-2, 2014. View the 2014 agenda.

Participants

  • Alan E. Lichtin, MD (Chair), Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Maria Aleman, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Ateefa Chaudhury, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Aaron Gerds, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Anne Beaven, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Rachel Cook, MS, MD, (2011 ALI graduate), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Gregory Harris, DO, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI
  • Nelli Bejanyan, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kevin Curran, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., New York, NY
  • Kimberly Kruczek, DO, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Jennifer Carney, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu, HI
  • Craig Devoe, MD, Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success, NY
  • Aleksandr Lazaryan, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Katherine Chang, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Jesus Fabregas, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Ctr., University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Michael Lill, MB, BS, FRACP, FRCPA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Joshua Lukenbill, DO, Regional Health, Rapid City, SD
  • Anju Nair, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tuscon, AZ
  • Erik Tucker, PhD, Aronora, Inc., Portland, OR
  • Laura Michaelis, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • Saroj Vadhan-Raj, MD, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rizwan Romee, MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
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2013 Advocacy Leadership Institute

The ASH Government Relations, Practice, and Scientific Affairs department held the third annual ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute on October 22-23, 2013. View the 2013 agenda.

Participants

  • Alan E. Lichtin, MD (Chair), Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Staci Arnold, MD, MBA, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Laurence Boxer, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Lillian Burke, MD, Eastern Institute of Medical Sciences, Winterville, NC
  • Michael Craig, MD, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Kurt C. Demel, MD, HealthPartners, Lilydale, MN
  • Jennifer Domm, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Jarrod Dudakov, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Joseph Flynn, MPH, DO, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Morganna Freeman-Keller, DO, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Betty Hamilton, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Jonathan Hoggatt, PhD (2011 ALI graduate), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Scott Huntington, MD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Holbrook Kohrt, MD, PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Lawrence S. Lamb, Jr., PhD (2012 ALI graduate), University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
  • Sara E. Meyer, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Sukeshi Patel, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • David Rizzieri, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Ferdy Santiago, MD, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC
  • Nirav Shah, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Matthew Ulrickson, MD, Banner Health, Gilbert, AZ
  • Mark Walshauser, MD, Loyola University, Maywood, IL
  • Andres Wiernik, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Jennifer Wu, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
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2012 Advocacy Leadership Institute

The ASH Government Relations, Practice, and Scientific Affairs department held the second annual ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute on September 12-13, 2012. View the 2012 agenda.

Participants

  • Rafat Abonour, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Elizabeth Agnew, DO, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC
  • Joseph Alvarnas, MD, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
  • Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
  • Deepika Darbari, MD, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Alan Hanash, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Brian Hill, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Ray Hohl, MD, PhD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • Benjamin Kim, MD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Lawrence Lamb, Jr., PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
  • Moira Lancelot, MD, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Suzanne Lentzsch, MD, PhD, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Joseph Mikhael, MD, MEd, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Reinhold Munker, MD, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
  • Babatunde Olukayode Oyajobi, MBBS, PhD, MBA, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Manali Patel, MD, MPH, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA
  • Connie Piccone, MD, Case Western Reserve University, University Heights, OH
  • Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tulio Rodriguez, MD, Loyola University Chicago Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Julie Rowe, MD, BS, University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Satish Shanbhag, MBBS, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Roy Silverstein, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
  • Gay Wehrli, MD, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
  • William Wood, Jr, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Nicholas Zavazava, MD, PhD, University of Iowa, Coralville, IA
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2011 Advocacy Leadership Institute

The ASH Government Relations, Practice, and Scientific Affairs department held the first annual ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute on October 12-13, 2011. View the 2011 agenda.

Participants

  • Thomas P. Bradley, MD, Hofstra-North Shore LIJ Health System, Lake Success, NY
  • Naveen Pemmaraju, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Gregory Abel, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Krishna Komanduri, MD, University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center, Miami, FL
  • Jonathan Hoggatt, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Lindsay Peterson, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Nicole Hasbrouck Verdun, MD, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Jonathan Thon, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Roy S. Silverstein, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI [Chair]
  • Troy Lund, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Rachel Cook, MS, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Manali Patel, MD, MPH, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA
  • Jeffrey S. Buzby, PhD, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
  • Ines Macias-Perez, PhD, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN
  • Ann Woolfrey, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Sherine Elsawa, PhD, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
  • Jose F. Leis, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
  • Latorya Barber, PhD, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Martha Arellano, MD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Laura M. De Castro, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Navneet Majhail, MD, National Marrow Donor Program, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ramon Tiu, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
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Photos from Past Events

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