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Trainees and Junior Faculty Participate in ASH Clinical Research Training Institute

(WASHINGTON, August 3, 2016)—The American Society of Hematology (ASH) today announced the names of the 22 hematology trainees and early career faculty members selected to participate in the 2016 ASH Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI). This education and mentorship program is designed to prepare current hematology and hematology/oncology trainees and junior faculty for careers in patient-oriented clinical research. 

The 2016 CRTI is a year-long program that focuses on foundations, methodologies, and applications of patient-oriented clinical research. The 2016-2017 program began this week with an intensive week-long summer workshop in La Jolla, California, during which participants will attend lectures and small-group discussions that focus on research questions, clinical trial design, regulatory issues, and funding. Throughout the week, the participants will further develop their own proposed patient-oriented clinical research projects and refine and revise their plans with faculty and peers. After the summer workshop, ASH will hold further interaction and mentoring opportunities throughout the year. The class will meet again in December at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting in San Diego and also in May at ASH headquarters in Washington, DC.

This three-part program allows trainees to examine the fundamentals of competitive grant writing, abstract presentation, and manuscript preparation; formulate strategies for pursuing and developing a successful career in hematologic research; and develop a network of other trainees to facilitate future collaboration.

The 2016 ASH CRTI summer workshop was supported in part by the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute, which are components of the National Institutes of Health. 

The 2016 ASH Clinical Research Training Institute participants are:

Participant Institution
Sherif Badawy, MD, MBBCh McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Andrew Brunner, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Hannah Choe, MD New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York City, NY
Stacy Croteau, MD, MMS Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Susanna Curtis, MD Yale-New Haven Medical Center
New Haven, CT
Anita D’Souza, MD, MS Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Milwaukee, WI
Melanie Fields, MD, MSCI Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Holleh Husseinzadeh, MD University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Julie Jaffray, MD Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
Shaina Johnson, MD Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Jean Koff, MD Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Anita Kumar, MD, MS Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA
Jessica Leonard, MD Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
Richard Lin, MD, PhD New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY
Carolina Ana Oliver, MD British Hospital
Montevideo, Uruguay
Leslie Padrnos, MD Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Scottsdale, AZ
Kristen Pettit, MD University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Bethany Samuelson, MD University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Jennifer Saultz, DO Ohio State University Hospital
Columbus, OH
Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava, MD University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Lena Winestone, MD, MS University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Amy Zhou, MD Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

The American Society of Hematology (www.hematology.org) 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 (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
[email protected]; 202-552-4925