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ASH Selects 16 Fellows for Research Award to Support Careers in Academic Hematology

(WASHINGTON, October 2, 2018) – The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced the names of 16 outstanding fellows selected to receive the 2018 ASH Research Training Award for Fellows (RTAF), a year-long program that aims to encourage careers in academic hematology by providing protected research time during training.

Each RTAF awardee will receive $70,000 to support a hematology research project throughout the program’s duration, from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. The majority of the award money will support the recipient’s salary, with a percentage to be used for research supplies and travel to related scientific meetings, including the ASH annual meeting. Awards are targeted to two groups of researchers based on experience: a Junior Investigator award for second- and third-year fellows, and a Senior Investigator award for fourth- and fifth-year fellows.

The 2018 ASH Research Training Award for Fellows recipients and their research topics are:

Recipients Research Topics
Theodora Anagnostou, MD
College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Phenotypic characterization and activation of PD1-TIM3+ T-cells in follicular lymphoma
Theodore Braun, MD, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
Oncogene cooperativity in CSF3R-CEBPA co-mutated acute myeloid leukemia
Pavel Davizon-Castillo, MD
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO
Aging-associated platelet hyperreactivity and thrombosis
Bhavya Doshi, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
A longitudinal analysis of BAFF in the anti-factor VIII immune response
James Godfrey, MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Utilizing the T cell inflamed phenotype to identify molecular markers of response and resistance to PD-1 blockade in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Kandace Gollomp, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
The role of neutrophils and NETs in the prothrombotic nature of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
Adam Greenbaum, MD, PhD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Mechanisms of T-cell exhaustion in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
David Hsieh, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX
Precision medicine in AML: DCAF15 expression, RBM39 degradation, and spliceosome mutations as predictors of indisulam sensiti
Adam Kittai, MD
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
Phase I study of NEDD8 inhibitor pevonedistat in combination with ibrutinib in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
David Knorr, MD, PhD
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY
Enhanced activity of anti-CD47 antibodies through Fc engineering
Vidyasagar Koduri, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
A novel positive selection screen for destabilizers of IKZF1 in multiple myeloma
Hojun Li, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Deciding cell fate in hematopoiesis: asymmetric cell division in erythropoiesis as a model
Reid Merryman, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Tumor microenvironment and response to immune checkpoint therapy in follicular lymphoma
Soo Park, MD
University of California
La Jolla, CA
Impact of the aging epigenome on the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndrome
Ami Patel, MD
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Bone marrow stroma-based mechanisms of resistance in FLT3-ITD+ acute myeloid leukemia
Pamela Sung, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Understanding mechanisms of primary resistance to targeted therapy in FLT3-mutated acute myeloid leukemia

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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