WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is pleased to recognize the following abstract presenters 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 2009 Merit Award recipients are:
Donor Dendritic Cells Home to Lymphoid Organs in Allogeneic Transplant Recipients, Enhance Donor T-Cell Chimerism, and Polarize Donor T-Cell Activation
CXCR2 Signals Act in Concert With CXCR4 to Regulate Neutrophil Release From the Bone Marrow
Distinct Differences in in Vitro Erythroid Proliferation and Differentiation, p53 and Apoptosis Pathways in Diamond-Blackfan Anemia in Conjunction With Depletion of RPS19, RPL5, and RPL11 mRNA
An De Weer
Downregulation of MiR-449a Is Essential for the Survival of EVI1 Positive Leukemic Cells Through Modulation of NOTCH1 and BCL2
Suparna Nanua, M.D., Ph.D.
Loss of PERK Signaling Results in Impaired Granulopoiesis in Transgenic Mice Expressing Mutant Ela2
Post Doctoral Fellow
Jian Xu, Ph.D.
Control of Hemoglobin Switching by BCL11A
Mary Rodes Gibson Memorial Award in Hemostasis & 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's disease.
The 2009 recipient is:
Infusing Mature Megakaryocytes Into Mice Yields Functional Platelets: Biological and Clinical Implications
To see a schedule of when these abstracts will be presented at this year's annual meeting in New Orleans, please visit http://ash.confex.com/ash/2009/webprogram/start.html.
Reporters who wish to arrange an interview may contact Patrick C. Irelan, ASH Communications Assistant, at 202-776-0544 or email@example.com.
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. ASH provides Blood: The Vital Connection (www.bloodthevitalconnection.org), a credible online resource addressing bleeding and clotting disorders, anemia, and cancer. The official journal of ASH is Blood (www.bloodjournal.org), the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online.
SOURCE American Society of Hematology