The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has announced the names of 18 medical students and 10 residents selected to receive a 2015 ASH HONORS Award.
The ASH HONORS Award aims to support hematology research projects for North American medical students and residents who are interested in hematology but have not yet entered a hematology-related training program. Awardees receive a $5,000 stipend to conduct a research project alongside a mentor from their institution on either a short-term (up to 3 months) or long-term project (up to 12 months). Recipients will also receive a $1,000 travel stipend each year for 2 years to support their attendance at the ASH Annual Meeting. Awardees were selected based on the quality and relevance of their research projects to hematology, the mentoring environment at their institution, and their interest in the field, in addition to their education qualifications and experience.
“Medical school and residency are exciting times for trainees, but they often have difficulty finding the time or identifying resources to conduct independent research and may not be aware of opportunities within hematology,” said ASH President David A. Williams, MD, of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Harvard Medical School. “Through research funding and mentor support, the ASH HONORS Award aims to bring exciting opportunities in hematology research to the best trainees and encourage them to pursue a career in the field.”
The 2015 ASH HONORS Award recipients appear in the sidebar at left. ■