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American Society of Hematology Announces 2016 Physician-Scientist Career-Development Award Recipients

(WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016) – The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has announced the names of the five medical students selected to receive the 2016-2017 ASH Physician-Scientist Career-Development Award. This award program is designed to help students attending accredited medical schools in the United States or Canada gain experience in hematology research under the mentorship of an ASH member. 

From July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, the students chosen to take part in the program will spend more than 80 percent of their time conducting laboratory, translational, or clinical research. Recipients will receive a total award amount of $42,000, which will help cover their supplies, insurance, educational expenses, salary, and meeting attendance. 

“Recent advances in technology and our understanding of the basic biology of blood diseases have led to what is now a truly exciting time to study hematology,” said ASH President Charles S. Abrams, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania. “The ASH Physician-Scientist Career-Development Award provides an excellent opportunity for talented medical students to immerse themselves in hematology research under the guidance of faculty mentors. We are proud of this year’s recipients and look forward to supporting their continued growth in hematology.”

The 2016 Physician-Scientist Career-Development Award recipients are:

Daniel Chandra The Role of Interleukin-22 in Regulation of the Intestinal Stem Cell Compartment in Graft-Versus-Host Disease Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Melanie Donahue Mechanisms of Cohesinopathy in Myelodysplastic Syndromes University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Kevin Dong Modeling Cytogenetically Normal Acute Myeloid Leukemia Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Alicia Stallings Parent and Clinician Perspectives of Transplantation as Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Radovan Vasic Characterizing Altered Splicing by Mutant SRSF2 in Myelodysplastic Syndromes Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) (www.hematology.org) is the world’s largest professional society of hematologists dedicated to furthering the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood. For more than 50 years, the Society has led the development of hematology as a discipline by promoting research, patient care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. The official journal of ASH is Blood (www.bloodjournal.org), the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online.


Sara Khalaf, American Society of Hematology
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