Mary Rodes Gibson Memorial Award in Hemostasis and Thrombosis was established
in 2006 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 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 year’s recipient
is Rudy Fuentes, a pre-doctoral student in The Graduate Group in
Pharmacological Sciences at the University
of Pennsylvania. Mr.
Fuentes is currently working on his dissertation in the laboratory of Dr.
Mortimer Poncz in the Division of Hematology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
His abstract, “Infusing Mature Megakaryocytes Into Mice Yields Functional
Platelets: Biological and Clinical Implications,” will be presented this morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,
In addition, the Mary
Rodes Gibson Memorial Award in Hemostasis and Thrombosis recipient is invited
to present during the Special Session on the Basic Science of Hemostasis and
Thrombosis. This session will be held tomorrow, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Mr.
Fuentes will speak during this session at 8:45 a.m.
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