(WASHINGTON) – The American Society of Hematology (ASH) today announced the 2011 recipients of its Trainee Research Awards. This year, 43 undergraduates, medical students, and residents will each receive $4,000 to conduct research on blood diseases as part of this program, which is designed to encourage medical trainees to pursue research in hematology.
In addition to receiving funding for hematology research, each award winner will be provided with a travel stipend to attend the 53rd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting December 10-13, 2011, in San Diego. By attending the annual event, one of the largest medical meetings in the country, these bright trainees will have abundant opportunities to meet other researchers and learn about the latest scientific developments in hematology.
“ASH is committed to recruiting the next generation of hematologists that will continue to advance the subspecialty,” said ASH President J. Evan Sadler, MD, PhD, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “The 43 recipients selected this year represent the future of medical research, and we hope that their exposure to hematology will inspire these bright minds to pursue careers in the field.”
Since 1995, ASH Trainee Research Awards have supported more than 700 trainees early in their scientific careers. The funding is distributed through hematology training programs at the awardees' institutions and supports hematology projects in laboratory research or clinical investigation.
The 2011 ASH Trainee Research Award recipients are:
Shilpa Agrawal, Duke University
Andrea Barrow, Duke University
Joshua Borgerding, Washington University in St. Louis
Kitae Chang, University of Michigan
Edison Chiu, University of Washington
Ryan Denu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Darci Foote, University of Pennsylvania
Mariam Khan, University of Michigan
Ashley Kita, University of California - Berkley
Juinn Lo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Paul McBride, Boston College
Elizabeth Paganessi, Illinois Wesleyan University
Simon Parlow, University of Guelph
Sarah Scotland, University of Pennsylvania
Julia Tasset, University of Cincinnati
Valerie Tutwiler, Drexel University
Brittany Blockman, Tulane University School of Medicine
Kristina Brumme, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Hillary Chisholm, University of Washington
Divya Gumber, Washington University in Saint Louis
Brett Houston, University of Manitoba
Walter Liszewski, Tulane University School of Medicine
Matthew Mansh, Stanford University School of Medicine/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Chirayu Patel, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Andrew Rogers, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Jordan Schaefer, Michigan State University
Andrew Schuldenfrei, Johns Hopkins University
Sol Schulman, Harvard Medical School
Amy Sexauer, Johns Hopkins University
Jillian Sola, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/UPENN
Rishi Wadhera, Mayo Clinic
Wenting Wang, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Khine Win, University of Vermont/ Fletcher Allen Health Care
Youyang Yang, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Wendy Ying, Johns Hopkins University
Giada Bianchi, MD, Mayo Clinic
Jacob Glass,MD, PhD, Weill Cornell
Bartosz Grzywacz, MD, University of Wisconsin
Loretta Li, MD, Children’s Hospital Boston
Robin Parihar, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
Nikhil Sangle, MD, FRCPath, University of Utah
Jennifer Waugh, MD, University of Michigan
Jing Ye, MD, MSc, Wayne State University
*Institutions noted are the home institutions, not the institution where the research is being conducted.
The ASH Trainee Research Award is offered to institutions in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
To arrange an interview with a TRA awardee, please contact Andrea Slesinski at 202-552-4927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Society of Hematology is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Its mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. The official journal of ASH is Blood, the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online.
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