(WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016) - The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is pleased to recognize the following trainees with the highest-scoring abstracts in the categories of undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and postdoctoral fellow at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting December 3-6 in San Diego.
"I am delighted to recognize these talented early-career researchers for their outstanding contributions to the study of hematology," said 2016 ASH President Charles S. Abrams, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania. "These individuals are shining examples of the promise of the next generation of scientists, and I am pleased that ASH provides the opportunity for rising stars to gain recognition by presenting their work in front of thousands of their distinguished colleagues from all over the world."
The 2016 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award recipients are:
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
NGS-Based Copy Number Analysis in 1,185 Patients with Myeloid Neoplasms
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY An Early Biomarker Algorithm Predicts Lethal Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Survival after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
High Order Chromatin Structure Regulates Gene Expression in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Erythroid
Maximilian Witzel, MD
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
SWI/SNF Protein SMARCD2 Orchestrates Transcriptional Networks Controlling Hematopoiesis and Neutrophil Granulocytes in
Humans, Mice and Zebrafish
Ly Vu, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
RNA Binding Protein Syncrip Regulates the Leukemia Stem Cell Program
Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award
The ASH Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award was established in 2015 to recognize an Italian trainee (undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, or post-doctoral fellow) based at an Italian institution who has the highest-scoring abstract submitted in the field of hematopoiesis and stem cells. This annual award is made possible by a generous grant from the Giuseppe Bigi Association, named for the late Giuseppe Bigi, MD, a well-known Italian scientist. The 2016 recipient is:
Patrizia Sciancalepore, MD
University of Turin, Turin, Italy
ATP-Binding-Cassette A1 Regulates Extracellular Isopentenyl Pyrophosphate Release and Vγ9Vδ2 T-Cell Activation By Dendritic Cells
Mary Rodes Gibson Memorial Award in Hemostasis and Thrombosis
The Mary Rodes Gibson Memorial Award in Hemostasis and Thrombosis was established to recognize the trainee (undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, or post-doctoral fellow) who is the first author and presenter of the highest-scoring abstract submitted to the ASH Annual Meeting in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. This annual award honoring excellence in hemostasis and thrombosis 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 on Monday, December 5, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., in Ballroom 20BC in the San Diego Convention Center. The 2016 recipient is:
Ranjeet Kumar Sinha, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
Novel R41Q- and R46Q-PAR1-Modified Mice Enable Proof-of-Concept Studies for In Vivo Protective Mechanisms of Action for
Activated Protein C (APC) in Sepsis and Stroke
Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award
Each year, ASH offers merit-based Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Awards to select graduate students to acknowledge their accomplishments and to recruit and retain minority graduate students in the field of hematology through exposure to the ASH Annual Meeting.
The 2016 Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award recipients are:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
Sphingosine-1-Phosphate (S1P) Signaling through S1P Receptor 1 (S1PR1) in Macrophage Contributes to Pain in Sickle Cell
Stephanie N. Christie
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Inhibiting SOX11-DNA Interaction in Mantle Cell Lymphoma
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Mechanism of IL-10 Protective Effect in Development of Childhood B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Kamira K. Maharaj
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Combinatorial Effect of HDAC6i and Ibrutinib Therapy in CLL Murine Model
Modulation of T Cell Compartment in a Preclinical CLL Murine Model By a Selective PI3K Delta Inhibitor, TGR-1202
Publications #2035 and #3236
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Molecular Analysis and In Vivo Efficacy Studies on a Novel Chemical-Series of FLT3 Inhibitors in Human FLT3-ITD AML
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
C3 Modulates RBC Antigen to Negatively Regulate Antibody Response
A complete list of Abstract Achievement Award recipients is available at http://www.
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