Applications for the K12 Clinical Hematology Research Career Development Program scholars are being accepted through Oct. 19. The K12 Career Development Program is aimed at clinical or research fellows, instructors or recently appointed assistant professors committed to research in nonmalignant hematology.
A new multi-institutional study that originated at the School of Medicine showed that giving monthly blood transfusions to young sickle cell anemia patients who already had experienced silent strokes reduced by 58 percent their risk of another stroke, silent or otherwise.
Applications for the K12 Clinical Hematology Research Career Development Program scholars are being accepted through Oct. 18.
Stuart A. Kornfeld, MD, the David C. and Betty Farrell Professor of Medicine, has received one of the highest awards in academic medicine, the 2010 George M. Kober Medal, from the Association of American Physicians. Kornfeld was presented the award on April 23 during the association’s annual meeting in Chicago.
He’s Canadian, he plays hockey, and he’s had a brush with Olympic glory. Physician-scientist Gregory D. Longmore, MD, investigates problems relevant to cancer onset and metastasis.
Teresa J. Vietti, M.D., a pediatric oncologist who earned the nickname, “the mother of pediatric cancer therapy,” died Jan. 25, 2010. She was 82.