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2020 ASH Foundation Run/Walk: A Virtual Run With a Mission

Nearly 850 registrants ran or walked their own 3K or 5K route between November 27 and December 11 to participate in the 2020 ASH Foundation Run/Walk. ASH is pleased to announce that this year’s sponsors, runners, walkers, and all of their supporters helped the...

Supporting Hematology’s Future: The 2020 ASH Scholar Award

The ASH Scholar Award is the Society’s longest-standing award program and one of the most highly regarded. For almost three decades, ASH has supported hundreds of fellows and junior faculty in both basic and clinical/translational research by providing partial salary...

ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines Update and Upcoming Webinar

ASH published several clinical practice guidelines in Blood Advances this year and plans to release several more in the coming year. Three sickle cell disease (SCD) guidelines, one acute myeloid leukemia (AML) guideline, and one venous thromboembolism (VTE) guideline...

2020 Update on ASH Immunotherapies Initiatives

Immunotherapy as a field has generated novel immune-based strategies and revolutionized treatment options for malignant and nonmalignant hematologic diseases. The ASH Task Force on Immunotherapies has dedicated its recent efforts on improved access to clinical trials,...

2020 Update on Precision Medicine Initiatives

Precision medicine encompasses all approaches that use patient- and disease-specific information to prevent, diagnose, and treat a disease, and applying its principles to hematologic diseases is a priority for ASH. The use of genome sequencing and genomic profiling is...

2020 Global Research Award Winners

Now entering its fourth cycle, the ASH Global Research Award was created especially for trainees and early- career investigators based in countries outside of the United States and Canada. It is intended to support these hematologists during the critical period...

Annamaria Gullà, MD, Receives Joanne Levy Memorial Award

Annamaria Gullà, MD, of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, was presented with the 2020 Joanne Levy, MD, Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement. This award is presented to the ASH Scholar Award recipient with the highest-scoring abstract at the ASH annual meeting, as...

ASH Research Collaborative COVID-19 Registry for Hematology

An Ongoing Effort to Gather Data to Better the Care of Patients With Hematologic Conditions Who Test Positive for COVID-19 In April of 2020, as the COVID-19 public health crisis exploded in our country, the ASH Research Collaborative (ASH RC) Data Hub set to work to...

ASH Announces New Leadership

ASH has announced the election of four new members to its Executive Committee for terms beginning after the 2020 ASH Annual Meeting in December. Robert A. Brodsky, MD, will serve a one-year term as vice president followed by successive terms as president-elect and...

The ASH Ambassador Program Spotlight: Anjlee Mahajan, MD

  ASH thanks all of the current Ambassadors and Faculty for their service and dedication to hematology’s next generation: Oyebimpe O. Adesina, MD Natasha M. Archer, MD Staci D. Arnold, MD, MBA, MPH Caroline Cromwell, MD Laura M. De Castro, MD, MSc Maria Teresa De...

2020 Minority Hematology Fellow Award

Currently in its inaugural cohort, the MHFA succeeds MRHAP in the pathway and precedes the ASH-AMFDP. It encourages early-career researchers (MD/ DO, PhD, and MD/DO-PhD) from historically under-represented minority groups in the United States and Canada to pursue a...

2020 Minority Resident Hematology Award Program

The goal of MRHAP is to provide support for under-represented minority residents to conduct hematology-focused research with the intended outcome of increasing interest in hematology research and choice of fellowship. Now in its third cohort, this award program, much...

Near, Far, Wherever You Are, I Believe That ASH Will Go On!

One year ago, after a hectic clinic day in December, I scurried home to chuck some freshly laundered clothes into a suitcase that I hadn’t emptied since my trip the week before. You see, when you’re an academic pediatric hematologist, you’re on the road a lot (like a...

“Why I Volunteer”: Obiageli E. Nnodu, BMBCH, FWACP

The Consortium on Newborn Screening in Africa (CONSA) is an international network that seeks to demonstrate the benefits of newborn screening and early interventions for children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in sub-Saharan Africa. ASH member and national coordinator...

Catching Up With the Blood Editors

Near the end of 2019, as the 61st ASH Annual Meeting in Orlando was upon us, Blood’s incoming Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Nancy Berliner, and Deputy Editor, Dr. Andrew Roberts, discussed in ASH News Daily their shared number-one editorial goal: “to make the journal more...

Publishing During a Pandemic

We at Blood Advances, like so many others, have been greatly impacted during these challenging times. Due to the explosion of new information, much of it related to the hematologic impact of COVID-19, we have seen many submissions on a range of topics related to the...

2020 Minority Hematology Graduate Award

Launched in 2019, the MHGA succeeds the MGSAAA in the MRI pathway and encourages graduate students pursing a PhD from historically under-represented minority groups in the United States and Canada to pursue a career in academic hematology. The award provides funding...

2020 Minority Medical Student Award Program

Since 2004, the MMSAP has provided under-represented minority medical students with an opportunity to engage in an eight-to-12-week hematology-related research project under the guidance of  ASH member mentors. In 2016 the career-development award program, part of the...

Deciding Whether CAM Is Appropriate for Your Patients

Attend the 2020 ASH Practice Partnership SessionThe ASH Practice Partnership Session will follow a virtual format this year. The session will take place ahead of the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting on Monday, November 23, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The session...

Your Social Media Guide to #ASH20

If you haven’t been tweeting during the ASH annual meetings of years past, 2020 may be the time to start! Social media is always abuzz during the annual meeting, but in our new socially distant environment, robust online conversation can help us feel close and...

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