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American Society of Hematology Announces 2018-2019 Physician-Scientist Career Development Award Recipients

(WASHINGTON, June 28, 2018) – The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has announced the names of five medical students selected to receive the 2018-2019 ASH Physician-Scientist Career Development Award. This award program allows students to gain valuable research experience in hematology under the mentorship of a revered ASH member. 

From July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, program participants will immerse themselves in hematology, spending more than 80 percent of their time conducting laboratory, translational, or clinical research. They will each receive a total award amount of $42,000, which will help cover their supplies, insurance, educational expenses, salary, and meeting attendance. 

“The Physician-Scientist Award is an opportunity for ASH to identify up-and-coming talented investigators and encourage them to choose hematology,” said ASH President Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. “These five students will have the freedom to explore their interest in blood research while benefiting from the support of ASH and its esteemed member mentors. I am proud of this year’s recipients and look forward to following their continued success.”

Recipients Projects Research Mentors
Christina Snider, BA
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Identifying predictive markers of response to therapy in acute myeloid leukemia Anjali Advani, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
H. Moses Murdock, BS
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Dynamic risk model for older adults with acute myeloid leukemia receiving allogeneic stem cell transplantation in first remission R. Coleman Lindsley, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Martin Carroll, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Nicholas Jackson Chornenki, Bsc
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Translational studies of disseminated intravascular coagulation in sepsis and trauma Patricia Liaw, MSC, PhD
Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute/McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Princess Ikemenogo, MHS, BS
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Cerebrovascular disease and cognition in adults with hemoglobin SC Allison King, MD, MPH, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Robert Schwab, BA
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Engineering oxidized low-density lipoprotein specific regulatory T cells to control and reverse atherosclerosis Carl June, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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. 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
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