American Society of Hematology

Minority Medical Student Award Recipients

The following students have participated in the ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program.

2017 MMSAP Participants

Alexandra Boye-Doe
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Red cell adhesion in adult patients with sickle cell disease, at baseline and with pain, measured on a microfluidic device

Jeffrey Edwards
Stanford University School of Medicine
Targeted inhibition of CREB for the treatment of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia

Moses Evbuomwan
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Evaluating new VLA-4 inhibitors with gro-ßt to mobilize hematopoietic stem cells/progenitors cells

David Foreman
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
miR-15a mediated MYB gene silencing: a novel approach to induce fetal hemoglobin

Lilian Iglesias
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Long-term outcomes of chronic myeloid leukemia patients in the United States – Evolving risk of second cancers and survival trends

Austin Ikechi
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Patterns of disease relapse and progress after therapy in patients with multiple myeloma treated with daratumumab

Marjorie Johnson
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Development of the novel prodrug conjugate of butyrate and delta-aminolevunate for treatment of sickle cell disease

Ramanjot Kang
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
The development of autoimmune diseases in women with pregnancies affected by fetal-neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia

Orly Leiva
Boston University School of Medicine
Mechanisms of control of lysyl oxidase expression in JAK2-mutated myelofibrotic cells

Lanair Lett
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Investigating health disparities in infection among pediatric patients with acute leukemia

Christina Marcelus
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Identifying mechanisms of resistance to spliceosomal inhibitors for spliceosomal mutant leukemias

Christopher Miller
Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Testing if TET3 is a direct HIF target during erythropoiesis

Lillian Nwanah
University Of Illinois College of Medicine
DREAM-regulated PI3K activity in platelet function and thrombosis

Violeta Osegueda
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Assessing transfusion protocol for adult patients with suspected brain bleeds in a MTP-like protocol vs standard care

Wilton Robinson, Jr.
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Predictors of treatment outcomes for relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients

Anjelica Saulsberry
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Disease knowledge and self-management skills among adolescents with sickle cell disease

Jasmine Smith
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant and sickle cell disease: how to maximize use of this curative therapy

Cristian Taborda
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Role of microbiome diversity in shaping the graft-versus-host immune response after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation

Roberto Tapia
Rush Medical College
Correlative studies to examine the effects of Alisertib therapy in patients with myelofibrosis

Allison Taylor
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Analyzing the antigen expression profile on multiple myeloma cells for CAR T-cell therapy

Maria Torres
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Impact of hospitality houses on the quality of life and mood of hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients and caregivers

Monica Williams
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Characterizing PD-1 expression on NK cells in HLA-matched hematopoietic stem cell transplant: impact on clinical outcomes

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2016 MMSAP Participants

Tokunbo Adeniyi
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Life beyond sickle cell disease post-transplant: adults with SCD who had an AlloHSCT and their health-related quality of life

Moriyike Akinosun
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
The exercise genomics study

Kelsey Chatman
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Evaluation of combination epigenetic therapeutics in mantle cell lymphoma

Austin Ikechi
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Post pain symptoms in transplant patients with sickle cell disease

Ramanjot Kang
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
The development of autoimmune diseases following HPA-1a alloimmunization in fetal-neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT)

Serina Lewis
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Utilizing pathology informatics for subtyping diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Heardley Murdock
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Investigating DNA methylation to predict outcome in secondary acute myeloid leukemia

Arinze Nwokeji
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Identifying NuRD subunit protein domains Necessary for γ-globin Silencing

Israel Orta
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The role of red blood cell (RBC) endogenous nitric oxide production as a link between sickle cell RBC and vascular disease

Violeta Osegueda
University of California
Effectiveness of tier platelet protocol implementation for critical intracranial hemorrhage

Yasmin Rawlins
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Racial and ethnic differences in toxicities of childhood ALL therapy

Gabriel Washington
Stanford University
Analysis of red blood cells after in vitro differentiation of HBB edited hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells

Monica Williams
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Elucidation of immune evasion by acute myeloid leukemia

Carolyn Wright
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Defining the optimal approach for discontinuing plasma exchange in patients with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

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2015 MMSAP Participants

Felicia M. Austin
Howard University College of Medicine
GTP Cyclohydrolase 1 (GCH1) gene polymorphism as a marker for experimental functional pain in sickle cell anemia

Taisha Doo
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Effect of type 2B von Willebrand disease ADAMTS13 cleavage products on platelet binding

Odianosen Eigbire-molen
Georgetown University
Volumetric brain changes in sickle cell disease: effect of chronic transfusion therapy

Sean Fletcher
Harvard Medical School
Characterizing hospice use among patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

Samantha Glass
University of Illinois at Chicago
Racial inequality in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Tyler Hyman
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Modulating transcription to assess natural killer cell function against acute myeloid leukemia

Jolene Kokroko
University of California – San Francisco
Genetic modifiers of sickle cell anemia severity

Katerina Konstantinoff
Washington University School of Medicine
Investigating the role of bone marrow sinusoidal pericytes in the stem cell niche and HSC maintenance

Kelli Currie
Meharry Medical College
Risk of cerebral infarcts recurrence associated with acute drop in hemoglobin levels: SIT trial cohort analysis

Rigoberto De Jesús Pizarro
University of Puerto Rico
Characterization of the DNA damage response induced by vosaroxin and azacitidine and correlation with clinical response

Tolulope Rosanwo
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
SCD biochip: Towards a simple and reliable way to monitor sickle cell disease

Louis Rucker
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Exploration of pharmaceutical treatment of sickle cell disease using novel high-throughput assay

Nicole Yordán-López
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
Investigating the structural basis of PP2A activation by perphenazine for high-risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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2014 MMSAP Participants

Ambrose Campell
Saint Louis University
Effect of Continuous CXCR4 Blockade on Leukemic Stem Cell Mobilization and Chemosensitization

Odianosen Eigibre-Molen
Georgetown University
FMRI as a tool for pain assessment in Sickle Cell Disease

Ismanie Guillaume
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Limits of Non-African Genetic Admixture Flanking the Sickle Mutation in an Admixed SCD Population

Itamar Niesvizky-Kogan
SUNY Upstate Medical University
MLL Function in Follicular Lymphoma Oncogensis

Jordan Paul Cole
The Ohio State University School of Medicine
Modulation of natural killer cell maturation in the context of acute myeloid leukemia

Monica L. Mitchell
The Ohio State University School of Medicine
Adoptive CTL Therapy to Treat EBV-Driven Lymphomas

Nicholas Hampilos
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Effect of donor cell targeted delivery of GSK3B inhibitor by liposome-based nanoparticles on hematopoietic engraftment following in utero transplantation

Olusola Laja
Meharry Medical College
The role of FGF23 in sickle disease cell kidney disease and cardiac hypertrophy

Reinaldo Perez
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
The effect of specific TRAF subtype overexpression on the activity, proliferation and survival of chimeric antigen receptor T cells.

Ruth Jocelyn Claros
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Analysis of Adherence to Mercaptopurine in Asian Children with ALL

Shimena Li
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Leucine-Rich α-2 Glycoprotein (LRG): A potential novel neutrophil granule protein

Tyler-Lauren Rainer
Temple University School of Medicine
Induced Hematopoietic Stem Cell Exhaustion in Dyskeratosis Congenta Model through Stressing Bone Marrow

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2013 MMSAP Participants

Gilbert M. Acevedo
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Role of Axl FC in platelet inhibition

Hewan Belete
University of Minnesota (Second-year participant)
Predicting transplantation-related toxicity in older adults following HCT

Aleshia Nichol Brewer-Lowry
Chicago Medical School
Recurrent Brain Injury in Adults with SCD and Stroke

Miguel Dario Cantu
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Determination of signature protein classifiers of high-rish langerhans cell histiocytosis and relapse in pediatric and adult plasma samples

Denzel Cole
Morehouse School of Medicine
Dissecting the mechanisms regulating endogenous immune regeneration

Sophia Harvey
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Natural killer cell development in acute myeloid leukemia

Sarafina Kankam
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Decreasing Hospital Readmission Among Children with Sickle Cell Disease: The Impact of the Medical Home

Karen C. Manotas
The University of Utah
Long and short term outcomes of alloimmune thrombocytopenic mothers and neonates treated with IVIG 2x/week + prednisone treatment plan and no antenatal blood sampling

Reilin J. Moore
Indiana University
The effect of CD26/DPP 4 on the functional activity of MIP-1ᾱ for inhibition of proliferation of hematopoietic profenitor cells

Joy Morgan
Howard University College of Medicine
MicroRNA expression profiles in sickle cell disease

Jamaji Nwanaji-Enwerem
Harvard Medical School
Creating a mammalian erythroid cell line to biochemically charaterize sideroflexin-4 and it role in megaloblastic anemia and mitochondrial disease

Osarhiemen Omwanghe
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hibitual physical activity and exercise patterns in children with sickle cell disease

Manuel Ozambela
Harvard Medical School
Use of glycotransferase-programed stereosubsitution (GPS) to improve targeted stem cell therapies in rodel model of traumatic brain injury

Lauren Patrick
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
The role of bone marrow stroma in acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell dormacy during maintenance chemotherapy

Necrisha Roach
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Targeting the PRMT5 Enzyme in Sickle Cell Anemia

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2012 MMSAP Participants

Jeneba Abass-Shereef
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Targeting self-renewal pathways regulating Mantle Cell Lymphoma-Initiating Cells

Rhae Battles
Meharry Medical School
Role of the Elf2 Transcription Factor in Erythroid Gene Expression and Terminal Differentiation

Hewan Belete
University of Minnesota
The role of omega-3 fatty acids can in hematopoietic cell transplantation patients with sirolimus induced hyperlipidemia

Ryanne Ashley Brown
Baylor College of Medicine
Identification of the enzymes involved in the VWF-GPIba binding-initiated

Guensley Delva
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Targeting MLL-AF9 fusion protein with PARP inhibitors

Laurette Femnou
Johns Hopkins University
Evaluation of the effect of sodium salicylate on inflammation and iron homeostasis in aged mice

William Courtland Lewis
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Analysis of Mll-PTD function in the absence of Mll-WT in adult murine bone marrow

Michelle Long
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Complex Pediatric Hematology Consults: Immune Cytopenial Following Liver and Multivisceral Transplants

Shannalee Rene Martinez
Loma Linda University
Evaluation of Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) cell sensitivity to Natural Killer (NK) cell-mediated lysis in the presence and absence of epigenetic sensitization

Myntee T. Ngangana
The Ohio State University
Assessment of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Comorbidities Index in DNMT3A and Flt3-ITD AML Patients Receiving Decitabine

Ifeanyi Nzegwu
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
The role of cytokines and toll like receptor 4 in acute chest syndrome

Elisa Quiroz
Ponce School of Medicine
Characterize the expression patterns of NP-9 and Rec in HERV-K (HML2)-expressing cells

Lynda Villagomez
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Evaluating a novel class of drug targeting PRMT5 enzyme dysregulation in mantle cell lymphoma

Tatiana Melissa Villatoro
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Progression of Vasculopathy in Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Abnormal Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography: Rates and Predictors

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2011 MMSAP Participants

Oyinade Aderibigbe
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The clinical course and severity of viral illness in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease

Ryanne Brown
Baylor College of Medicine
Characterization of the VWF-GPIbα binding-initiated signaling pathway that results in platelet activation and fibrin(ogen)-αIIbβIII interaction under high shear stress

Nicole Diaz
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Cell line model of refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts developed through inappropriate iron accumulation by silenfcing of iron processing genes

Hyunjoo Lee
Stony Brook University College of Medicine
Effect of polymorphisms in p53 pathway proteins and chronic lymphoid leukemia disease progression

Ko Maung
East Tennesse State University, Quillen College of Medicine
Structural requirements of LDB1 function in erythroid differentiation

Lilian Msambichaka
University of Minnesota Medical School
Characteristics and mechanism of pain in sickle cell disease

Maura Munoz
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
In vitro studies of a new Bortezomib formulation against acute myeloid leukemia

Steven Ovu
Texas A&M Health Science Center - College of Medicine
Study of the clinical practice guidelines for prevention and treatment of acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease

Yakisha Partee
Meharry Medical College
Mitochondrial DNA mutations in sickle cell disease

Christopher Rombaoa
Tufts University School of Medicine
Characterization of microRNA-393 and -494 in the biology of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

Debora Zamora-Olivencia
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Evaluation of safer lentivirus vectors for a successful sickle cell disease gene therapy

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2010 MMSAP Participants

Imo Akpan
University of Illinois at Chicago
Determination of the manner in which changes within the γ-globin gene are linked to differences in histone H3 (lys9) methylation following decitabine administration in the baboon model

Tiana Carrillo
University of Illinois at Chicago
Iron-mediated ROS production as a mechanism for RARS and the basis for therapeutics

May Cho
Meharry Medical College
Structural requirements of LDB1 function

Drees Griffin Jr.
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Creation of the UAB thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome registry

Tiffany D. Jackson
Mercer University School of Medicine
Production of erythrocytes from human embryonic stem cells

Courtney Nicole Johnson
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Disease knowledge in chronic myelogenous leukemia patients as a predictor of compliance to treatment

Michelle Long
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Pediatric immune thrombocytopenic purpura: drug treatments and responses

Myntee Ngangana
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Association between epigenetic changes and acute myeloid leukemia

Jennifer Nichols
University of Illinois at Chicago
The effects of environmental cues and differentiation state on hematopoietic stem cell colony growth, morphology, and fetal hemoglobin production

Kandyce Pearson
University of Iowa
Characterization of K13-NEMO interaction

Stacey Pereira
Rush Medical College
Kinetics of engraftment: single-donor dominance versus dual-donor chimerism in double cord blood transplant outcomes

Pablo N. Quintana
University of Illinois at Chicago
Targeting miRNAs that regulate the glucocorticoid receptor as a potential therapeutic for multiple myeloma

Vanessa Sarfoh
University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Magnetic resonance imaging of liver and cardiac iron

Ngozidilenna Wilkins
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Characterization of platelet α-granule dynamics

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2009 MMSAP Participants

Nnenaya Agochukwu
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA
Objective Measure of Pain During Sickle Cell Pain Crisis

Mohamad Alghothani
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana College of Medicine, Urbana, IL

Imo Akpan
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Determination of the Manner that Changes Within the γ-globin Gene are Linked to Differences in Histone H3 (lys9) Methylation Following Decitabine

Jamie Brewer
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Significance of Factor VIII Inhibitors in Hemophilia A Patients

May Cho
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Structural Requirements for LDB1 Protein Dimerization in Mammalian Cells

Hector R. Flores-Bermudez
Universidad Central del Caribe - School of Medicine, Bo Bayamon, PR
Activation of PP2A as a Therapeutic Target in Multiple Myeloma

Ashanti Franklin
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Elucidating the Affects of PIGA Gene Mutation in Endothelial Cells in ParoxysmalNocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Michael Garcia
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Elucidating the Molecular Mchanism of CD74 Aoptosis Ihibition in Lmphoma

William J. Gostic II
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
A Comparison of Myelosuppression in Pediatric ALL Treatment Using PEG‐asp and L‐asp

Tiffany D. Jackson
Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA
Production Erythrocytes from Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Courtney Nicole Johnson
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Disease Knowledge in Chronic Mylogenous Leukemia Patients as a Predictor of Complaince to Treatment

Steven Ovu
Texas A&M Health Science Center - College of Medicine, College Station, TX
Investigating the Important Role of Nucleonin in SLL/CLL Apoptosis

Vanessa Pineros
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Targeting the c-Myb mRNA: A Novel Approach to Treating Acute Leukemia

Nneamaka Ugbode
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Manipulating the Stability of β-globin mRNA for the Treatment of Major Hemoglobinopathies

Elizabeth Yeboah
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Determining the Patient and Disease Characteristics that Correlate with Long-term Reponse to Lenalidomide in the Treatment of Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

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2008 MMSAP Participants

Awet Abraha
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Retargeting Cord Blood T Cells to Provide Anti-Lymphoma Effects After Stem Cell Transplant

Olabunmi Agboola
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Examining the Factors Influencing Sickle Cell Patient's Decision Making Regarding Transplantation

Nnenaya Agochukwu
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
Assessing Objective Parameters of Pain in Patients With Sickle Cell Anemia

Jamie Brewer
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Determining the Prevalence of Factor VIII Inhibitor by ELISA Assay in Patients With a Negative Bethesda Assay

Andres Bur
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Studies Measuring Platelet Accumulation on Collagen and Stability Flow in a Microfluidics Chamber

Daniel Hayward
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Pain and Other Complications of Sickle Cell Disease in Patients With SB+Thalassemia: Rates and Risk Factors

Candace Johnson
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Chart Review Study to Evaluate Possible Effects of Opiods on Blood Vessel Formation in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Nicole Jones
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
The Membrane Scavenger Receptor, CD36 and the MpL-Baltimore Polymorphosime

Christina Lawson
Howard University, Washington, DC
Preclinical Trial of Nitrite-Treated Transfused RBC and Dietary Supplementation

Edward E. Robertson
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Challenging the Epigenetic Paradigm: DNA Methylation Analysis of Philadelphia Chromosome Associated Leukemia

Akram Shayeb
University of Puerto Rico, Urb Altamesa, PR
Significance of Mitochondrial Localization of Mitochondrial Antiviral Signaling (MAVS) in the Antiviral Defense Against Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) Infection

April Szafran
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Identification of a Gene or Genes on Chromosome 16q22 that may be Linked to the Development of Familial Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Nadine Thompson
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Investigating Cell Cycle-Related Factors Triggering Apoptosis in Human Leukemia Cells

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2007 MMSAP Participants

Awet Abraha
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Investigation of Alternate NK Cell Developmental Pathway

Olabunmi Agboola
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Developing Tools for Assessing Time-Tradeoff Utilities Multidimensional Survey to Assess Quality-of-Life for Patients with Lymphoma

Abisola Ayodeji
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
The Role of the Hypoxic Response and the Hypoxic Inducible Factor Related Genes in Sickle Cell Anemia and in Congenital Polycythemia with Upregulated Hypoxic Sensing

Luz Juliana Barahona
Universidad Central del Caribe SOM, Bayamon, PR
T-Cell Subsets and Graft vs. Tumor Effect in Stem Cell Transplantation

Melissa Bent
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Effect of TGF-B1 Treatment on the Expression of a-Smooth Muscle Actin by Sickle Cell and Normal Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs)

Johnaca Biggins
Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
HOXB7 Protein as a Prognostic Factor in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Ashanti Franklin
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Examining Novel Methods of Gene Delivery to Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Nicole Jones
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Expression of the CD36 and Pevalence of Mpl Baltimore and Their Relationship to Stroke in Pediatric Sickle Cell Patients

Johnathan J. Ledet
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA
In Vitro Study of the TXNIP/TRX/ROS Activity in a Series of Cell Lines Derived from B and T-Cell Lymphomas Treated With the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Vorinostat in Combination with Various Other Drugs

Emily McElveen
Brown Medical School, Providence, RI
Do Sickle Cells Stimulate NO Production Via ATP Release in a Manner Similar to Normal Red Blood Cells?

Jennifer Robles
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Defining Mechanisms of Resistance to TSP-Mediated Anti-Angiogenesis, Focusing Specifically on CD36 Down-Regulation in Cultured Microvascular Endothelial Cells.

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2006 MMSAP Participants

Christina Bennett
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Trends in Leukemia Incidence in California: 1988-1999

Fernando Diaz
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Katy, TX
Platelet Hyperreactivity in Sickle Cell Patients

Robert George Eberhardt
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Investigation of Gamma Fibrinogen Levels and Thrombus Formation Using the Mouse Cremaster Arteriole/Venule Laser Injury Model

Qurana Lewis
Oklahoma State University School of Medicine, Tulsa, OK
Do Patients Have Cognitive Impairment Following Recovery from Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)?

Josiah Orina
Emory University School of Medicine, Decatur, GA
Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of the Benefits of Rituximab and Chemotherapy for Patients With Untreated Follicular Lymphoma

Mary Rickard
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
A Genome-Wide Scan of a Large Amish Pedigree With von Willebrand Disease Identified Regions of Linkage that Represent Potential Modifiers of Von Willebrand Factor Levels and Disease Variability

Margo Renee Rollins
Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Patulin: A Small Molecule Mycotoxin Possessing Potent Selective In Vitro Cytotoxicity Against Malignant T-Cells

Naa Sackey
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Identification of Striatin as a Microtubule-Associated Protein in Human Platelets

Melody Smith
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Mechanism for the Immunosuppressive Activity of Pentostatin: Selective Apoptosis of Naïve T-Cell Subsets

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2005 MMSAP Participants

Demedrick Anton Bland
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Determining the Role of Nitric Oxide Bioavailability and Genetic Polymorphisms in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Disease Patients

LaRae Coleman
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
Transfusion Management in Sickle Cell Disease: Assessment of Physician Prescribing Practices

Nkiruka Emeagwali
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA and Oxidative Stress in Children With Sickle Cell Anemia

Delwin S. Merchant
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Shaker Heights, OH
In Vitro Megakaryocytopoiesis in Idiopathic Myelofibrosis

Josiah Orina
Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Determining the Benefits of Chemotherapy for Achieving Complete Response in Patients With Untreated Advanced-Stage Follicular Lymphoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Oscar Penate
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Survival of Normal and Mutant CXCR4-Transfected HL-60 Cells in Myelokathexis

Joseph W. Smith
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
Evaluation of the In Vitro Activity of the Multikinase Inhibitor BAY 43-9006 (Sorafenib) in Primary Cells from Patients With Myelofibrosis With Myeloid Metaplasia

Melody Smith
University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX
Ex Vivo Fludarabine Selectively Depletes Human Naïve T-Cell Subsets: A Step Toward Modifying Donor Lymphocyte Infusion

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2004 MMSAP Participants

Allison Cole
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
HOXA11 Impairs Megakaryocytic Differentiation in K562 Cells

Edna Chavez
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Genetic Linkage in a Large Pedigree With von Willebrand Disease

Nkiruka Emeagwali
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Mitochondrial DNA and Sickle Cell Anemia

Luciana Guerra
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Doreen Kyere
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Evaluate the Structural Features of mRNA that Encode Gamma-Globin and Provide it With its Exceptional Stability in Differentiating Erythroid Cells

Leonard Mason
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
The Clinical Course of HCV and HBV in Heart Transplant Recipients

Oscar Penate
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Aberrant Mitochondrial Cytochrome C Release in Congenital Neutropenia

Candice Taylor
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
The Effect of Hydroxyurea on PLGF Production in Erythroid Cells

Deborah Titre
Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
Identifying Mutations in Genes Involving Hematopoiesis in the Zebrafish Using Reverse Genetics

Gus Zamora
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX
Quantitative Real Time PCR of G-CSF Receptor Isofoms and Associated Molecule Gab2

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