(WASHINGTON) –The American Society of Hematology (ASH) today announced the names of 19 medical students and 11 residents selected to receive a 2013 ASH HONORS (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists) Award.
Newly revised and renamed for 2013, the HONORS Award (formerly known as the ASH Trainee Research Award) aims to encourage North American medical students and residents who have a demonstrated interest in conducting hematology research but who have not yet entered a hematology-related training program to pursue a research career in the field. The ultimate goal of the award is to contribute to the development of the next generation of hematologists by supporting participants’ hematology research and introducing them to valuable contacts within the hematology research community.
Each HONORS recipient is awarded a $5,000 stipend to conduct research with a mentor at his or her home institution on either a short-term (maximum of three months) or long-term (three to 12 months) project. Recipients choose their research mentors and work with them to compile and file a report on the research findings. In addition to the $5,000 stipend, all HONORS awardees will receive $1,000 per year for two years to support their attendance at the ASH annual meeting in order to help them establish a support system through interactions with other hematology researchers.
“ASH created the HONORS award program with the hope that medical students and residents could use this opportunity to explore topics in blood disease research that spark their interests in pursuing hematology as a career path,” said ASH President Janis L. Abkowitz, MD, of the University of Washington. “We congratulate this talented group of investigators.”
Nineteen medical students and 11 residents were selected to receive the award based on the quality and relevance of their research projects to hematology, the mentoring environment available to them, and their interest in the field, in addition to their educational qualifications and experience.
The 2013 ASH HONORS Award recipients are:
- Eunice Cho, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada
- Lisa Chu, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
- Daniel Colon, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
- Adolfo Flores, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
- Arun Ganti, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
- Gaurav Gharti-Chhetri, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
- Mallorie Heneghan, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
- Amrita Krishnamurthy, University of California – Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA
- Abigail Lang, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
- Katy Lawson, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
- Ko Maung, East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN
- Edward Missinne, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
- Sheila Razdan, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- May Szeto, University of California – San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
- Leon Telis, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
- Sarah Thornton, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
- Erik Williams, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
- Margaret Williams, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
- Zhe Xu, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
- Elysia Alvarez, MD, MPH, Stanford University/Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
- Sarah Buckley, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Hany Elmariah, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC
- Gwendolyn Ho, MD, University of California – Davis, Sacramento, CA
- Melissa Mathias, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
- Daniel Moriera Ridsdale, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
- Carlos Murga Zamalloa, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Lyndsey Runaas, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
- Moritz Stolla, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
- Harold Sullivan, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
- Justin Taylor, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
To arrange an interview with an HONORS award recipient, please contact Kaitlin Bressler, ASH Communications Associate, at 202-552-4925 or email@example.com.
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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