American Society of Hematology

ASH Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award

Established in 2015, the ASH Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award recognizes an Italian trainee (undergraduate, medical, or graduate student, resident physician, or post-doctoral fellow) based at an Italian institution who is the first or senior author and presenter and who has the highest-scoring abstract submitted to the ASH annual meeting in the field of hematopoiesis and stem cells. In the absence of suitable candidates in this field, the award will go to abstracts submitted in related categories of hematopoiesis, followed by abstracts submitted by those covering research in the field of immunology. The ASH Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award recipient receives a $4,000 honorarium and $1,000 travel allowance to attend the ASH annual meeting.

ASH Giuseppe Bigi Abstract Achievement Award

The ASH Giuseppe Bigi Abstract Achievement Award recognizes a meritorious Italian trainee (undergraduate, medical, or graduate student, resident physician, or post-doctoral fellow) based at an Italian institution who is the first or senior author and presenter and who has the next highest-scoring eligible abstract submitted to the ASH annual meeting without regarding to scientific category. The recipient of this merit based award receives a $500 award.

Award Support

These annual awards are made possible by a grant from the Giuseppe Bigi Association, named for the late Giuseppe Bigi, MD, a well-known Italian scientist. Dr. Bigi served as associate professor of Clinical Immunology at the University of Milan from 1985 until his death in 2002 and was one of the first researchers to predict the presence of stem cells in the peripheral blood. Support for the 2015 award was also provided by the IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Foundation.

Support for the 2015 award was also provided by the IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Foundation.

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How to Apply

As with the other Abstract Achievement Awards, an individual is automatically considered for this award if one of the categories of eligibility boxes is checked in the area of the online abstract submission program regarding the "Abstract Achievement Award/Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award Applicants."

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