September 17, 2012
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Fellows receive training awards

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The American Society of Hematology recently announced the recipients of the 2012 ASH Research Training Award for Fellows, a grant that encourages junior researchers in hematology-related training programs to pursue careers in academic hematology by providing protected time to conduct research during their fellowship training.

The goals of the award are to promote mentorship and foster a new generation of clinical, basic and translational researchers in hematology. The program provides $50,000 1-year grants to third- and fourth-year trainees who
may one day make important discoveries to advance the treatment of blood disorders.

The award recipients are:

  • Vivian Chang, MD, of UCLA Medical Center, whose research focuses on molecular analysis of congenital acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • Mathew Cherian, MBBS, of Washington University School of Medicine, whose research focuses on mechanisms of oncogenic transformation in adult T-cell lymphocytic leukemia.
  • Gabriel Ghiaur, MD, PhD, of The Johns Hopkins University, whose research focuses on the role of retinoic acid in human hematopoietic stem cell biology.
  • Jessica Heath, MD, of the Duke University Hospital Program, whose research focuses on selective targeting of CALM-AF10 leukemias by iron modulation.
  • Alexander Ungewickell, MD, PhD, of Stanford University, whose research focuses on the role of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase pathway in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.