Medical Fellows Receive ASH Award That Promotes Protected Research Time

Jun 16, 2010, 18:52 ET from American Society of Hematology

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2010 ASH Research Training Award for Fellows, a grant that encourages junior researchers to pursue careers in academic hematology by supporting protected time to conduct research during their fellowship training.

"We were really impressed with the caliber of applicants this year and look forward to seeing the outcome of the research that will be conducted by this year's awardees," said ASH President Hal Broxmeyer, PhD. "It is imperative that early-career researchers are given the opportunity to conduct research during their training, which allows these talented trainees to develop the skills and expertise necessary for them to contribute significant medical advances throughout their careers."

The 2010 ASH Research Training Award for Fellows recipients are:

Alan Hanash, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Holbrook Kohrt, MD, Stanford University Medical Center

Kenji Morimoto, MD, UCLA Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

David Sykes, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Annette von Drygalski, MD, Pharm D, University California at San Diego

This program provides grants of $50,000 for a one-year period to third- and fourth-year trainees.

To arrange an interview with a Research Training Award for Fellows recipient, please contact Wendy Stokes  at 202-552-4927 or

The American Society of Hematology ( is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Its mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. ASH provides Blood: The Vital Connection (, a credible online resource addressing bleeding and clotting disorders, anemia, and cancer. The official journal of ASH is Blood (, the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online.

SOURCE American Society of Hematology