Special Tribute to Joan Cox Gill, MD
In honor of Joan Cox Gill, MD, HTRS co-founder and longtime Board Treasurer, an Eastern red bud tree was planted outside Versiti's Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders (CCBD) on August 12, 2019. Family, friends, and Versiti colleagues gathered to honor Dr. Gill's legacy and her years of dedicated service to the hemostasis/thrombosis community. Picnic tables will be added to the area around the tree, creating an outdoor space for CCBD staff to enjoy for years to come.
Special thanks to the following HTRS members for making this wonderful tribute possible: Lynn Malec, MD, MSc, current HTRS Treasurer and CCBD Medical Director; CCBD Manager Tiffini Mueller, RN, BSN; and Gilbert C. White, II, MD, MS, Versiti's Executive Vice President of Research and Director of the Versiti Blood Research Institute.
Exciting NHLBI News: Blueprint, Strategies and Tools for Future Factor VIII Inhibitor-Related Research
Factor VIII Inhibitor State of the Science Workshop Proceedings have been published in the July 2019 edition of Hemophilia - Volume 24, Issue 4:
Standard Measures for Clinical Research Related to Factor VIII Inhibitors are now part of the NIH-sponsored, open-access PhenX toolkit for clinical investigators and ready for use:
Abstracts from 2019 Symposium published in Haemophilia
The Abstracts from the HTRS/NASTH 2019 Scientific Symposium are now published in Haemophilia, the official journal of HTRS.
To view a PDF version of the entire collection of abstracts, CLICK HERE.
Subscribers to Haemophilia may also view the abstracts on the Wiley Online Library: CLICK HERE.
To view all abstracts on the Wiley Online Library that publishes Haemophilia, an online subscription is needed and is complimentary as a benefit of HTRS membership. Check out our members-only section on the HTRS website for complete instructions on how to sign up.
Podcast: NHLBI Resources and Grants for Hematologists with Drs. DiMichele and Hoots
How to maximize research training and funding opportunities for non-malignant hematology and blood science investigators is the subject of this free podcast, in which Dr. Donna DiMichele and Dr. Keith Hoots of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) talk about NHLBI and National Institutes of Health resources and grants available to hematologists. They provide important info about the new Career Pathway to Independence in Blood Science Award for Physician Scientists, stress the significance of working with program officers, and advise applicants on how to make the application as smooth as possible.
To access the ASH-DBDR podcast via the ASH link, CLICK HERE.
To access directly, CLICK HERE.
HTRS/NASTH 2019 Scientific Symposium: For CME credits, attendees should use form and passcode
On the last day of the meeting, attendees received the electronic form and passcode from the [email protected] email account twice following the meeting -- which are needed to get CME credits. For more info, contact [email protected] directly.
This was the 11th Symposium of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS), and the first in which NASTH partnered with us. Our organizations brought together leading basic and translational science investigators with clinical colleagues for a dynamic meeting featuring:
- State-of-the-Art Lectures and Scientific Sessions
- Collaboration and networking
- Oral Abstract Presentations and Poster Sessions
- Career Development Breakfasts for early career investigators
Thanks to the HTRS/NASTH 2019 Symposium Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Medical Education Supporters:
Bayer, BPL, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, CSL Behring, Genentech, HTRS Members who Donated to the 2018 Annual Appeal, Octapharma, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme, Sebia, Takeda, Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, uniQure Inc.
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, BMS/Pfizer, BPL, CSL Behring, CSL Behring Medical Affairs, Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders, Genentech, Grifols USA, LLC, Hemophilia Alliance, Kedrion Biopharma Inc., Machaon Diagnostics, Novo Nordisk Inc., Pfizer, Red Chip Enterprises, Sanofi Genzyme, Takeda, Takeda Medical Affairs, Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Versiti
Medical Education Grants
Bayer, CSL Behring, Genentech, Grifols USA, Inc., Pfizer, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Announcing the HTRS 2020 Mentored Research Award
Applications must be submitted at https://htrs.smapply.org after registering with your email and password. Click on "Register" to begin. (You will be able to save your work and return to it later.)
Pre-proposal Deadline has been extended to Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET
THSNA Travel-to-a-Mentor Award
2019 HTRS Annual Business Meeting: June 10, 2019
HTRS members, please check your email for a link to register now!
The 2018 HTRS Annual Business Meeting webinar and slides are available to HTRS members for viewing in the members-only section on the HTRS website.
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The Children’s Hospital-Acquired Thrombosis (CHAT) Study
2020 HTRS Research Colloquium: Registration now open
Join us for our second biennial Research Colloquium, a dynamic meeting focused on professional development and networking in benign hematology for:
- Basic Scientists
- Translational Researchers
Date and Location: April 21-22, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago
Travel Awards are available for residents, post-docs, fellows, instructors and junior faculty within seven years of completing fellowship.
For more info, visit the Colloquium website at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/website/4770/home/
2019 Hematology Fellows Consortium Oct. 25-27
The 10th Annual Hematology Fellows Consortium will take place October 25-27, 2019 in Miami, Florida, and Fellowship Program Directors are invited to nominate fellows to apply to attend this educational retreat to support their ongoing development and career advancement.
To nominate a fellow, submit items 1-3 below by Monday, September 9th:
- Recommendation letter by Fellowship Director
- Application Form (includes Concept Sheet). We understand in preliminary form; please complete in as much detail as possible.
- Fellow's CV
Please email submissions to [email protected] by Monday, September 9th for consideration. Those selected will be notified by September 16th. We have limited space for up to 15 individuals and will be accepting suitable candidates on an ongoing basis through September 9th. Feel free to email us with queries.
Under the auspices of HTRS, this Consortium is supported with unrestricted educational grants from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Spark Therapeutics. The content of the program is unbranded and will not include any commercial biases.
CLICK HERE for Nomination Guidelines
Hematology Fellows Consortium Application
Congrats! Laura Mott retires
After 7 years of service to HTRS as Director of Grants & Programs and former co-Executive Director, Laura Mott has retired. We are grateful for her tireless dedication to our mission and wish her the best in this next, well-deserved chapter!
Thanks to Drs. Journeycake, Luchtman-Jones for Board tenure
Sincere thanks to Drs. Janna Journeycake (left) and Lori Luchtman-Jones (below), whose time on the HTRS Board of Directors is complete and very much appreciated.
In addition to each serving a three-year tenure on the HTRS board, Dr. Luchtman-Jones joined Dr. Journeycake as a reviewer for HTRS' flagship Mentored Research Award Program. HTRS thanks both for their service!
SAVE THE DATES!
2020 HTRS Research Colloquium
April 21-22, 2020: Pre-THSNA 2020 Summit, Hyatt Regency, Chicago
The HTRS Research Colloquium targets junior faculty and early-stage investigators (MDs, DOs, MD/PhDs, and PhDs) who have completed fellowship and/or postdoctoral training and are working to build sustainable academic research careers in hemostasis and thrombosis. Third- or fourth-year medical fellows and/or postdocs may apply to attend if they can demonstrate an established commitment to building a research career in hemostasis or thrombosis upon completion of training. Travel awards are available for early-stage investigators upon application.
2020 THSNA Summit
April 22-25, 2020: Sheraton Hotel, Chicago IL
2021 HTRS Scientific Symposium
March 11-13, 2021: Loews Coronado Bay, San Diego, CA
HTRS Member Spotlight: Dr. Peter A. Kouides, MD, Recipient of the 2019 Dr. Joan Cox Gill Award for Outstanding Service to HTRS
Dr. Peter Kouides is Medical and Research Director of the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center in Rochester, New York. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. In his 25-plus years of affiliation with the Mary M. Gooley HTC, Dr. Kouides has served as principal investigator (PI) on a number of retrospective and prospective studies focused on the gynecological and obstetrical complications of von Willebrand disease (VWD) and a local PI on numerous hemophilia surveillance and treatment studies. Dr. Kouides has been Co-chair of the Centers for Disease Control Universal Data Collection Study of Women with Bleeding Disorders and member of the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) Women’s Health Issues Scientific Subcommittee. He is Section Co-chair of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Self-Assessment Program Chapter on Women with Hemostasis and Thrombosis Issues. He is also a member of the VWD Working Group of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, and member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council from 2006-2012 and again from 2018-future. He is a mentor to the Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorder (FWGBD) Learning Action Network. Dr. Kouides is President of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA) 2018-2020. He also directs the World Federation of Hemophilia Twinning Program between the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center, initially with Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 2009-2013, and presently with Kathmandu, Nepal since 2014.
- 2005 NHF Special Recognition Award for research in women with bleeding disorders
- 2007 RGH first annual Dr. Samuel Grove and Dr. Ignaz Semmelweiss “Golden Hand Award”
- 2008 University of Rochester Primary Care Program in Internal Medicine Teaching Award
- 2009 National Hemophilia Foundation Physician of the Year Award
- 2010 Rochester General Hospital Father Norton Award (“Physician of the Year”)
- 2014 Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) Award of Appreciation as Past President
- 2014 Thrombosis Hemostasis Summit of North America Award of Appreciation as Summit Co-chair
- 2017 Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute Fellows Teaching Award
- 2019 FWGBD Ann-Marie Nazzaro Award for Advancing the Mission and Vision of the Foundation
Q&A: GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Q: Outside of medicine, what other interests do you pursue?
A: I’m involved in the local chapter of the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children (NCMEC), where we take part in a 100-mile race to raise money for the Center. I have a special place in my heart for the underdog, for those who face challenges because they are ill, disenfranchised, or maltreated. I am full-time fundraiser, it seems; I have not met a cause I did not like! Additional examples of recent efforts include the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center triathlon, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society ride, the National Blood Clot Alliance NYC 5-borough ride, and our local Alzheimer’s Walk.
As long as it’s more than 30 degrees outside, I bike. From April to October, I ride seven miles to work and back. Usually in the morning, weather and time permitting, I take the scenic route – 20 miles round-trip along Lake Ontario or the Erie Canal to the office. It’s my daily de-stressor.
I also love photography and travel. Taking pictures is a great way to remember the smiles and sites of a trip. I especially love street scenes and try to capture the whole scene with my wide-angle lens. My wife and I have done “Backroads” trips, including along the Danube and in the Pyrenees. Recently, we took a bike trip to Thailand, which we loved.
The best part of travel is visiting family and friends in Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or Paris. We love to travel “off the beaten track” together. My wife, Ruth, is an internist/general medicine physician who is a former program director. We have two kids: Andrew, who is 24 and lives in Boston, and Mara, who is 27 and is a social worker in Rochester, NY.
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