(WASHINGTON) -The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will recognize abstract presenters with the highest scoring abstracts in the categories of undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and postdoctoral fellow at its 54th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta December 8-11, 2012. Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award (formerly Merit Award) winners receive a $500 honorarium plus annual meeting travel reimbursement.
The 2012 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award recipients are:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
PD-1 Couples Glucose Starvation with Autophagy and Survival Through AMPK-Mediated Phosphorylation of Ulk1
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Combinatorial Targeting of BCL6 and Anti-Apoptotic Proteins in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) and Follicular Lymphoma (FL)
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Haploinsufficiency of Nf1 in Myeloid Lineages Contributes to Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Associated Skeletal Deficits
Kenichi Yoshida, MD
Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Leukemias - Biology, Cytogenetics and Molecular Markers in Diagnosis and Prognosis: Genetic Subgroups in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Jan-Henning Klusmann, MD
Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
The miR-99~125 Polycistrons Promote Leukemogenesis in a Cell-Context Dependent Manner by Shifting the Balance Between TGFβ- and Wnt-Signaling
Hanna Koskela, MD
University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH), Helsinki, Finland
Discovery of STAT5b Mutations and Small Subclones of STAT3 Mutations in Large Granular Lymphocytic (LGL) Leukemia
Xavier Anguela, PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
In Vivo Genome Editing of Liver Albumin for Therapeutic Gene Expression: Rescue of Hemophilic Mice Via Integration of Factor 9
Raffaele Renella, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Hematopoietic SIN Lentiviral Micro RNA-Mediated Silencing of BCL11A: Pre-Clinical Evidence for a Sickle Cell Disease Gene-Therapy Trial
Mary Rodes Gibson Memorial Award in Hemostasis and Thrombosis
This award was established to recognize the trainee (undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, or postdoctoral fellow) who is the first author and presenter of the highest scoring abstract submitted in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. This annual award is made possible by the Mary Rodes Gibson Hemostasis-Thrombosis Foundation to continue the legacy of Mary Rodes Gibson, who suffered from severe, type 3 von Willebrand disease.
This award will be presented during the invited speaker session of the Special Symposium on the Basic Science of Hemostasis and Thrombosis being held from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in Georgia Ballroom 3 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The 2012 recipient is:
Won-Seok Choi, PhD
The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Intact Human Integrin αIIbβ3 in a Phospholipid Bilayer Nanodisc
Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award
The Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award was established in 2011 with the goal of attracting minority PhD students to hematology and/or retaining them in the field through exposure to the ASH annual meeting.
The 2012 recipients of this award are:
Ujunwa Cynthia Okoye-Okafor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Identification of a Novel Protein-Coding Gene (TIHL) and Its Functional Relevance in Myeloid Cells
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Autonomic Response to Hypoxia and Isometric Exercise in Sickle Cell Trait Subjects
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
MLL-Associated Leukemias Drive Expression of MiR-9, Required for Tumorigenesis
City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Role of β7 Integrin in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Trafficking
To see a schedule of when these abstracts will be presented at this year’s annual meeting in Atlanta, please visit http://www.hematology.org/2012abstracts.
Reporters who wish to arrange an interview with an Abstract Achievement Award winner may contact Andrea Slesinski, ASH Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-552-4927.
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. 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.
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