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Queen's student wins American hematology award

 
2008-05-16

A Queen's University student is one of four Canadian recipients of a prestigious research award from the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Hannah Brown has been presented with a Trainee Research Award to further her research.

Ms. Brown will be working in the Molecular Hemostasis Research Laboratory of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine under the supervision of Drs. David Lillicrap and Paula James, and will be involved in the investigation of genetic contributors to von Willebrand disease, a common inherited bleeding disorder. 

This year 40 medical students, undergraduates, and residents in the United States, Mexico and Canada will each receive $4,000 to conduct research on blood and blood-related diseases through this program, which is designed to encourage the pursuit of research and spark an interest in hematology.

Since 1995, Trainee Research Awards have supported nearly 600 trainees who are just beginning their scientific careers. The funding is distributed through hematology training programs at the awardees institutions and supports three-month-long projects in laboratory research or clinical investigation.
 

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