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Trainees and Junior Faculty Selected to Participate in ASH Clinical Research Training Institute

(WASHINGTON, August 4, 2017)—The American Society of Hematology (ASH) today announced the names of the 20 hematology trainees and early career faculty members selected to participate in the 2017 ASH Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI). This education and mentorship program is designed to prepare hematology and hematology/oncology trainees and junior faculty for careers in patient-oriented clinical research. 

CRTI is a year-long program that focuses on foundations, methodologies, and applications of patient-oriented clinical research. The 2017-2018 program will begin on August 5 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 59th ASH Annual Meeting in Atlanta 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 hematology research; and develop a network of other trainees to facilitate future collaboration.

The 2017 ASH CRTI summer workshop is supported in part by the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which are part of the National Institutes of Health. 

The 2017 ASH Clinical Research Training Institute participants are:

Participant Institution
Alexey Aleshin, MD Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Eugenia Asare, MBChB, BSc Ghana Institute of Clinical Genetics
Accra, Ghana, Africa
Allison Barz Leahy, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Marisol Betensky, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Neel Bhatt, MBBS, MPH Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Milwaukee, WI
Brandon Blue, MD Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Cecelia Calhoun, MD Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital Consortium
St. Louis, MO
Shruti Chaturvedi, MBBS, MSCI Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Robert Cronin, MD, MS Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Peter Forsberg, MD University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO
Elissa Furutani, MD Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA
James Godfrey, MD University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Fiona He, MD University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Ang Li, MD University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Kah Poh Loh, MBBCh, BAO University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Shylaja Mani, MBBS The Ohio State University Hospital
Columbus, OH
Robert Nickel, MD, MSc Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC
Allyson Pishko, MD Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Jordan Schaefer, MD University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Surbhi Sidana, MBBS College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

The American Society of Hematology (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. ASH publishes Blood (www.bloodjournal.org), the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online. In 2016, ASH launched Blood Advances (www.bloodadvances.org), an online, peer-reviewed open-access journal.

Sara Khalaf, American Society of Hematology 
[email protected]; 202-552-4925