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Hematology Fellows and Junior Faculty Participate in 2018 ASH Clinical Research Training Institute in Latin America

(WASHINGTON, April 24, 2018) — The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has announced the names of the 35 hematologists participating in the 2018 ASH Clinical Research Training Institute in Latin America (CRTI-LA) and Advanced CRTI-LA. This education and mentorship program will be held between April 23 and 26 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, prior to the Society’s Highlights of ASH in Latin America meeting.

CRTI-LA is a two-day program designed to prepare hematology fellows and junior faculty members working in Latin America for careers in clinical research. During that time, ASH member experts from around the world will introduce participants to the fundamentals of clinical trial design through educational sessions on topics such as biostatistics, developing clinical research questions, and writing an abstract and manuscript for publication.

Advanced CRTI-LA is a one-and-a-half-day workshop that provides ongoing training and mentorship for graduates of CRTI-LA. It focuses on continuing to educate and strengthen the clinical trial design and execution skills gained from previous participation in CRTI-LA.

“This program provides trainees in Latin America with a unique opportunity to learn best practices in clinical trial design that they can take away and apply to accelerating research in the region,” said ASH President Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. “Supporting the careers of these talented fellows and junior faculty members, in this instance by guiding them from clinical trial design to implementation, is a priority for ASH.”

The 2018 CRTI-LA participants are:

Recipients Institutions
Maria Beltran Saez, MD, MSc Hospital del Salvador, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Maria Cecilia Bertone, MD Hospital de Pediatría Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina
María Bove, MD Hospital de Clínicas, Montevideo, Uruguay
Marcela Cavalcante de Andrade Silva, MD Hospital Universitário Prof. Alberto Antunes (HUPPA/UFAL), Alagoas, Brazil
María Clavijo, MD Hospital Aleman, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pedro de Lima Prata, MD Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Roberta Demichelis, MD Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico
Yurany Duarte Torres, MD Bacterióloga y Laboratorista Clínico, Bogotá, Colombia
David Duran Rodriguez, MD Hospital Civil De Guadalajara, La Libertad, El Salvador
Daniel Enriquez, MD Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplasicas, Lima, Peru
Felix Gaytan-Morales, MD, MSc Hospital Infantil de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Katia Pagnano, MD, PhD University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Carla Pennella, MD Hospital Juan P. Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maria Perusini, MD Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Luisina Peruzzo, MD Hospital Juan P. Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mariela Rodríguez, MD Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, San Jose, Costa Rica
Wellington Silva Junior, MD Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Fabiola Traina, MD, PhD Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Thelma Velasquez Herrera, MD Unidad Nacional de Oncologia Pediatrica, Guatemala, Guatemala

2018 Advanced CRTI-LA Participants:

Recipients Institutions
Lucas Arruda, PharmD, PhD Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Christianne Bourlon De Los Rios MD, MHSc Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico
Erika Brulc, MD Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Perla Rocío Colunga Pedraza, MD Servicio de Hematología, Hospital Universitario "Dr. José Eleuterio González", Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Nuevo León, Mexico
André Dias Américo, MD Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Laura Fogliato, MD Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Andres Gomez-De Leon, MD Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. Facultad de Medicina y Hospital Universitario "Dr. José E González", Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Victoria Maria Irigoín, MD Hospital de Clinicas, Montevideo, Uruguay
Mariana Kerbauy, MD Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Laura Korin, MD Fleming Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marcelo Lacerda, MD Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Elena Lisott, MD Complejo Asistencial Victor Rios Ruiz, Chile
Angela Trujillo, MD Instituto de Cancerología Las Americas, Antioquia, Colombia
Edvan Crusoe, MD, MSc, PhD University Hospital -Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil

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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