MUSC student receives 2012 American Society of Hematology Trainee Research Award

Tony Ciuffo

July 20, 2012

MUSC student receives 2012 American Society of Hematology Trainee Research Award

CHARLESTON -- MUSC student Joseph Meserve is one of 44 recipients of the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Trainee Research Award (TRA).

The trainees receive $4,000 each to conduct research on blood and blood-related diseases as part of this program, which is designed to expose them to both hematology and research early in their careers and to inspire them to pursue research in hematology as part of their future training.

In addition to receiving research funds, each recipient will receive $1,000 to travel to the 54th ASH Annual Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta in December. Attendance at this event, the premier annual education and scientific meeting in the field of hematology, provides TRA recipients with many opportunities to network with leaders in the field and to learn about the latest research and therapies in hematology.

Since 1995, Trainee Research Awards have supported hundreds of undergraduates, medical students, and residents at institutions in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The funding is distributed through the awardees’ institutions and supports the trainees’ research projects for a duration of three to 12 months.

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