ASH announces 2010 merit award winners

November 30, 2010

(WASHINGTON, November 30, 2010) - The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recognizes the following abstract presenters at the 52nd ASH Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, with the highest scoring abstracts in the categories of undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and post-doctoral fellow. Merit Award winners receive a $500 honorarium plus annual meeting travel reimbursement.

The 2010 Merit Award recipients are:

Undergraduate Student
Maria Virgilio
Treatment of Zebrafish Models of Ribosomopathies (Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) and 5q- Syndrome) With L-Leucine Results in an Improvement of Anemia and Developmental Defects: Evidence for a Common Pathway?
Abstract #195

Medical Student
Karrune Woan
Identification of a Discrete Subpopulation of T-Cells Over-Expressing HDAC11 With a TH17 Phenotype
Abstract #588

Graduate Student
Wulan Deng
Manipulating Higher Order Chromatin Structure of the β-Globin Locus by Targeted Tethering of a "Looping" Factor
Abstract #647

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Jian Xu, PhD
Reactivation of Silenced Human HbF in Adult Mice by Inactivation of BCL11A
Abstract #643

Mary Rodes Gibson Memorial Award in Hemostasis and Thrombosis

This award 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 in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. This annual 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.

The 2010 recipient is:

Louisa M. Dowal, PhD
A Chemical Genetic Analysis of Platelet Activation Identifies an Antithrombotic Allosteric Modulator That Acts Through Helix 8 of Par1
Abstract #483
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To see a schedule of when these abstracts will be presented at this year's annual meeting in Orlando, please visit www.hematology.org/2010abstracts. The American Society of Hematology (www.hematology.org) 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. Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology, is the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field. Blood is issued to Society members and other subscribers weekly, available in print and online at www.bloodjournal.org. Follow ASH on Twitter at ASH_hematology.



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