ConECCTOR: HTRS Junior Faculty Network

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  • Establish and enhance communication among junior faculty/junior attendings with careers in hemostasis and thrombosis
  • Establish a network of peer mentors to provide support and advice
  • Create a forum to discuss career development, standard-of-care clinical practice, and research among junior faculty
  • Establish a network of senior mentors to provide education and guidance at established meetings and throughout the academic year
  • Collaborate with the HTRS Fellows Network and HTRS members to develop and retain physician investigators in hemostasis and thrombosis



ConECCTOR Benefits

Network members meet in live and virtual events associated with ASH, HTRS Scientific Symposia, and THSNA for discussion, networking, education, and social events.

Topics of interest include:

  • Collaborative research
  • Setting career pathways
  • Work/Life balance
  • Leadership
  • Building an educator's portfolio

...and much more!



Who Can Join?

  • Clinicians and physician-scientists in their first seven years of post-fellowship training
  • Basic and translational scientists in their first seven years of post-doctoral training

ConECCTOR members must be HTRS Core members in good standing.

If you are not an HTRS Member, visit our Membership Page to join today!





  • Upcoming ConECCTOR Events
  • Mentor Match Program
  • Grant Review Workshops
  • Webinar Archive


Fellows Network/ConECCTOR Career Development Meeting during THSNA 2022 Summit

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
7:00–8:00 pm

Pinstripes Restaurant 
Chicago, IL

HTRS Mentor Match Program

This program matches a ConECCTOR member (the mentor) with a Fellows Network member (the mentee).

Mentor/mentee pairs are self-directed and encouraged to explore a wide range of career development topics (e.g. how to achieve a junior faculty position at an academic institution, how to establish a research career post-fellowship, etc.).

Visit the HTRS Mentor Match Program page for more information.

If you are interested in finding a mentor or being a mentor, email Jennifer Ziegler, Director, Award Programs and Career Development at [email protected]

Need assistance with grant writing?

HTRS offers Grant Review Workshops to members of the Fellows Network and ConNECCTOR. You'll receive direct feedback on your project/application and there is potential for ongoing discussions with colleagues and mentors.

Grant Review Process

  • Submit grant-specific application materials and/or a description of the project, along with your career goals
  • If accepted, an HTRS faculty member will review your materials
  • After reviewing your materials, the reviewer will share their feedback with you during a 60-minute session.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, email Jennifer Ziegler, Director, Award Programs and Career Development at [email protected]

Due to conflicts of interest, we cannot accept applications for HTRS MRA or ATHN/DREAM Awards.



ConECCTOR Leadership


Patrick Ellsworth, MD


Assistant Professor - Hematology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Jessica Garcia, MD


Assistant Professor - Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center



  Questions about ConECCTOR? 

  Contact Jennifer Ziegler, Director of Programs and Career Development, [email protected].