American Society of Hematology

ASH Bridge Grant Award Recipients

Following are the names of the recipients of the ASH Bridge Grant, a program established in 2012 to help member hematologists continue their critical blood disease research amidst severe funding reductions for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Ninth-Round ASH Bridge Grant Recipients

John H. Bushweller, PhD
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Selina Chen-Kiang, PhD
Weill-Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
Fotini Gounari, PhD, DSc
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Akil Merchant, MD
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Anupama Narla, MD
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Eighth-Round ASH Bridge Grant Recipients

Weiguo Cui, PhD
Blood Center of Wisconsin
Blood Research Institute
Milwaukee, WI
Patrick Gallagher, MD
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Silvia Giannini, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Vivian Oehler, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Yang Yang, MD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Seventh-Round ASH Bridge Grant Recipients

Jaehyung Cho, PhD
University of Illinois-Chicago
Chicago, IL
Clark W. Distelhorst, MD
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
Siegfried Janz, MD, DSc
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
Ann Mullally, MD
The Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Enrico Novelli, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Samir Parekh, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Zhijian Qian, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Matthew Riese, MD, PhD
BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
Fenghuang Zhan, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Sixth-Round ASH Bridge Grant Recipients (Announced August 2015)

Alison A. Bertuch, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Athar Chishti, PhD
Tufts University
Medford, MA
Carolyn A. Felix, MD
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Eric F. Grabowski, MD, ScD
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Hervé Falet, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Izidore S. Lossos, MD
Unviersity of Miami
Miami, FL
Jean-Francois M. Rual, PhD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Mamta Gupta, PhD
Mayo Clinic
New York, NY
Peter Kurre, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Silke Paust, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Takahiro Maeda, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Fifth-Round ASH Bridge Grant Recipients (Announced April 2015)

Jeffrey M. Lipton, MD, PhD
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research/Cohen Children's Medical Center
Manhasset, NY
Jing-fei Dong, MD, PhD
Puget Sound Blood Center and Program
Seattle, WA
Marie-Dominique Filippi, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation
Cincinnati, OH
Matthew A. Young, PhD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Neil A. Goldenberg, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine
St. Petersburg, FL
Renhao Li, PhD
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Runqing Lu, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Saghi Ghaffari, MD, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Todd E. Druley, MD, PhD
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Wendy Cozen, DO, MPH
Keck School Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, California

Fourth-Round ASH Bridge Grant Recipients (Announced November 2014)

Diane F. Jelinek, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Mark Y. Chiang, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Fotis Asimakopoulos, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Tatiana V. Byzova, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Frits van Rhee, MD, PhD
University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville, AR
W. Stratford May, MD, PhD
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Lisa Borghesi, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Third-Round ASH Bridge Grant Recipients (Announced March 2014)

Adam N. Goldfarb, MD
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
John G. Conboy, PhD
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Washington, DC
Alvin H. Schmaier, MD
Case Western Reserve University Medicine
Cleveland, OH
John K. Cowell, PhD
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA
Demin Wang, PhD
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Jordan Jacobelli, PhD
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO
Don M. Wojchowski, PhD
Maine Medical Center Research Institute and Tufts University School of Medicine
Portland, ME and Boston, MA
Keith McCrae, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Michael B. Jordan, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Joel S. Bennett, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Trista E. North, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Joanne E. Murphy-Ullrich, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Neil E. Kay, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Second-Round ASH Bridge Grant Recipients (Announced August 2013)

Utpal P. Dave, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
 Paul A. Ney, MD
New York Blood Center
New York, NY
Jianguo Tao, MD, PhD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL
Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
X. Long Zheng, MD, PhD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Vijay M. Rao, PhD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Tyler, TX
Lucio H. Castilla, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Boston, MA
Robert F. Paulson, PhD
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Michael J. Thirman, MD
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Seth J. Corey, MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Carl D. Novina, MD, PhD
Dana- Faber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Giuseppina Nucifora, PhD
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Inaugural ASH Bridge Grant Recipients (Announced April 2013)

Benjamin Braun, MD, PhD
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Michele Redell, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Bihui Hilda Ye, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY
Nabeel Yaseen, MD,PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Christopher Porter, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO
Sandra Zinkel,MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Debra Newman, PhD
BloodCenter Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Steven Lentz, MD, PhD
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Edward Srour, PhD
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN
Suzanne Lentzsch, MD, PhD
Columbia University
New York, NY
Hanno Hock, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Xiuli An, MD, PhD
New York Blood Center
New York, NY
Harmut Weiler, PhD
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Yu-Chung Yang, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Joseph Palumbo, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cinncinnati, OH
Zhenyu Li, MD
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Merav Socolovsky, MD, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA
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