American Society of Hematology

ASH Bridge Grant Award Recipients

The following individuals received 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).

Thirteenth Round (2019)

  • Srividya Bhaskara, PhD
    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Renata Grozovsky, PhD
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE
  • Shawn Jobe, MD
    Blood Center of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Ya-Huei Kuo, PhD
    City of Hope
    Duarte, CA
  • Kim Nichols, MD
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
  • Barbara Sherry, PhD
    The Feinstein Institute For Medical Research
    Manhasset, NY
  • Roland Walter, MD, PhD
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Seattle, WA
  • Karina Yazdanbakhsh, PhD
    New York Blood Center
    New York, NY
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Twelfth Round (2019)

  • Ravi Bhatia, MD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL
  • Kevin Bunting, PhD
    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  • David Fruman, PhD
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA
  • Niall Howlett, PhD
    University of Rhode Island
    Kingston, RI
  • Zhi Liu, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Troy Lund, MD, PhD
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Rinku Majumder, PhD
    LSU Health Science Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • Joel Pomerantz, PhD
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
  • Yogen Saunthararajah, MD
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland, OH
  • Christopher Sturgeon, PhD
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, MO
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Eleventh Round (2018)

  • Aniruddha Deshpande, PhD
    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
    La Jolla, CA
  • Elizabeth A. Eklund, MD
    Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL
  • David W. Essex, MD
    Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Mark D. Fleming, MD, DPhil
    Boston Children's Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Vahid Afshar-Kharghan, MD
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX
  • Mohamed L. Sorror, MD
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Seattle, WA
  • Robert Welner, PhD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL
  • James W. Young, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, NY
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Tenth Round (2018)

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  • Mohammed Azam, PhD
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Sung Won Choi, MD
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Adrienne Dorrance, PhD
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, OH
  • Zhijun Duan, PhD
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • Sandra Haberichter, PhD
    BloodCenter of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Peter Klein, MD, PhD
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Gary Kupfer, MD
    Yale University
    New Haven, CT
  • Dougald Monroe, PhD
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Gerald Morris, MD, PhD
    University of California
    La Jolla, CA
  • Eric Mullins, MD
    Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Ulhas Naik, PhD
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Perumal Thiagarajan, MD
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • Cecelia Valrie, PhD
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA
  • Francisco Vega, MD, PhD
    University of Miami
    Miami, FL
  • Nancy Zeleznik-Le, PhD
    Loyola University Chicago
    Chicago, IL
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Ninth Round (2017)

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  • 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
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Eighth Round (2017)

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  • 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
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Seventh Round (2016)

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  • Jaehyung Cho, PhD
    University of Illinois at 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
    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
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Fenghuang Zhan, MD, PhD
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA
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Sixth Round (2015)

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  • Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Alison A. Bertuch, MD, PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • Athar Chishti, PhD
    Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Hervé Falet, PhD
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Carolyn A. Felix, MD
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Eric F. Grabowski, MD, ScD
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
  • Mamta Gupta, PhD
    Mayo Clinic
    New York, NY
  • Peter Kurre, MD
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, OR
  • Izidore S. Lossos, MD
    Unviersity of Miami
    Miami, FL
  • Takahiro Maeda, MD, PhD
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Silke Paust, PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • Jean-Francois M. Rual, PhD
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
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Fifth Round (2015)

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  • Wendy Cozen, DO, MPH
    Keck School Medicine of USC
    Los Angeles, California
  • Jing-fei Dong, MD, PhD
    Puget Sound Blood Center and Program
    Seattle, WA
  • Todd E. Druley, MD, PhD
    Washington University
    St. Louis, MO
  • Marie-Dominique Filippi, PhD
    Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Saghi Ghaffari, MD, PhD
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    New York, NY
  • Neil A. Goldenberg, MD, PhD
    Johns Hopkins University
    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Renhao Li, PhD
    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  • Jeffrey M. Lipton, MD, PhD
    The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research/Cohen Children's Medical Center
    Manhasset, NY
  • Runqing Lu, PhD
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE
  • Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD
    BloodCenter of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Matthew A. Young, PhD
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
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Fourth Round (2014)

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  • Fotis Asimakopoulos, MD, PhD
    University of Wisconsin
    Madison, WI
  • Lisa Borghesi, PhD
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Tatiana V. Byzova, PhD
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland, OH
  • Mark Y. Chiang, MD, PhD
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Diane F. Jelinek, PhD
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
  • W. Stratford May, MD, PhD
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL
  • Frits van Rhee, MD, PhD
    University of Arkansas,
    Fayetteville, AR
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Third Round (2014)

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  • Joel S. Bennett, MD
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
  • John G. Conboy, PhD
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Washington, DC
  • John K. Cowell, PhD
    Georgia Regents University
    Augusta, GA
  • Adam N. Goldfarb, MD
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Jordan Jacobelli, PhD
    National Jewish Health
    Denver, CO
  • Michael B. Jordan, MD
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Neil E. Kay, MD
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
  • Keith McCrae, MD
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland, OH
  • Joanne E. Murphy-Ullrich, PhD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL
  • Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Trista E. North, PhD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Alvin H. Schmaier, MD
    Case Western Reserve University Medicine
    Cleveland, OH
  • Demin Wang, PhD
    BloodCenter of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Don M. Wojchowski, PhD
    Maine Medical Center Research Institute; Tufts University School of Medicine
    Portland, ME; Boston, MA
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Second Round (2013)

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  • Lucio H. Castilla, PhD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Boston, MA
  • Seth J. Corey, MD
    Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL
  • Utpal P. Dave, MD
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, TN
  • Paul A. Ney, MD
    New York Blood Center
    New York, NY
  • Carl D. Novina, MD, PhD
    Dana-Faber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA
  • Giuseppina Nucifora, PhD
    The University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • Robert F. Paulson, PhD
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
  • Vijay M. Rao, PhD
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
    Tyler, TX
  • Jianguo Tao, MD, PhD
    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
    Tampa, FL
  • Michael J. Thirman, MD
    The University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD
    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  • X. Long Zheng, MD, PhD
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
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First Round (2013)

Read the press release about the inaugural ASH Bridge Grant recipients.

  • Xiuli An, MD, PhD
    New York Blood Center
    New York, NY
  • Benjamin Braun, MD, PhD
    The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
  • Hanno Hock, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Steven Lentz, MD, PhD
    The University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA
  • Suzanne Lentzsch, MD, PhD
    Columbia University
    New York, NY
  • Zhenyu Li, MD
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Debra Newman, PhD
    BloodCenter Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Joseph Palumbo, MD
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Cinncinnati, OH
  • Christopher Porter, MD
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Denver, CO
  • Michele Redell, MD, PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • Merav Socolovsky, MD, PhD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Worcester, MA
  • Edward Srour, PhD
    Indiana University
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Harmut Weiler, PhD
    BloodCenter of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Yu-Chung Yang, PhD
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH
  • Nabeel Yaseen, MD, PhD
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, MO
  • Bihui Hilda Ye, PhD
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    New York, NY
  • Sandra Zinkel, MD, PhD
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Nashville, TN
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