The HTRS Junior Faculty Network: "ConECCTOR"

Consortium of Early Career Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Researchers

ConECCTOR meets via live and virtual events associated with ASH, HTRS Scientific Symposium and THSNA for discussion, networking, education and social events!  

Who Should Join?

  • Junior faculty up to 7 years post-fellowship
  • Must be an HTRS Core Member to join ConECCTOR

Topics of interest include:

  • Collaborative research
  • Setting career pathways
  • Determining work/life balance
  • Leadership
  • Building an educator’s portfolio

... and much more!

Join HTRS and become a member of ConECCTOR


  • 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

Video Links for past ConECCTOR Meetings


To view the ConECCTOR Network Meeting on December 8, 2020, CLICK HERE

To view the combined event on March 30th, 2021, featuring the Fellows Network Webinar on "Applying for your First Faculty Job" and the ConECCTOR Meeting (as below), CLICK HERE (to come)

Next ConECCTOR Network Meeting: ASH 2021 

Our last ConECCTOR Meeting took place virtually on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 in combination with the third Fellows Network Career Development Webinar, entitled "Negotiating Your First Job," along with an opportunity for those participating in our Mentor Match Program.

COMBINED AGENDA - March 30th, 2021

4:30 PM ET

Fellows Network Webinar - "Negotiating Your First Job"

Sven Olson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Glaivy Batsuli, MD, Assistant Professor, Emory School of Medicine/Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Ang Li, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Emily Ayers, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia Health


5:30 PM ET

Networking opportunity for Mentor Match Program participants

To reserve a virtual table  once you've locked into a Mentor Match, email [email protected]


6:00 PM ET

ConECCTOR Meeting

The following faculty panelists will explore these topics with live Q&A to follow:

Nigel S. Key, MD: "Managing the K-to-R transition: What to do if you don't get a K-Award"

Robert F. Sidonio, MD: "Oral Presentations 101"

Leslie J. Raffini, MD: "Building a Mentorship Team"

To RSVP to one, two, or all three events, CLICK HERE

ConECCTOR hosts biannual, in-person and virtual educational meetings during national hematology conferences. These educational meetings are usually 90-120 minutes long and feature research presentations by leading experts in benign hematology, small-group round-table discussions, networking time, and group discussion of topics of importance to early-career physician-scientists. 


INTRODUCING: Our New Mentor Match Program!

To forward our mentorship mission, we have formed a new partnership between the HTRS Fellows and ConECCTOR (junior faculty) Networks: the Mentor Match Program. You now have an excellent opportunity to mentor and/or be mentored at an important time in your career development. Thanks to 30-plus HTRS members who already have answered the call, we are up and running.

For a list of potential MENTORS, MENTEES, and their specialties, please email [email protected]. If you would like to take part but have not yet let us know, please send an email with your name, institution, preferred email address, preferred mentorship (see below), along with your area of specialty, and we'll add you to the list! 


Three types of mentorship opportunities:

On the lists of mentors and mentees (see links above), please review and identify someone with your similar mentorship availability/needs/specialty:

  • LIMITED INTERACTION: email contact with ConECCTOR members for brief questions

  • ONGOING MENTORSHIP: Specific details TBD by mentor/mentee (1 hour/month suggested, setting goals/milestones throughout the year)

  • ONE-TIME INTERACTION: "Speed-mentoring event" at a future conference (in-person/virtual)

When you reach out, take into account the kind of mentorship you’re both seeking.  Once you have established a mutually agreed-upon partnership/mentorship, email [email protected] to let us know to make it official.


Still want to take part but didn’t sign up yet? Please add your info to the following GOOGLE FORMS, and email [email protected] when you do:



Virtual Grant Review Workshop: May 18, 2021

We invite ConECCTOR and Fellows Network members to participate in our upcoming HTRS ConECCTOR Grant Review Workshop to be held virtually on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM CT. 

Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 30, 2021.  For an  application form, CLICK HERE or email [email protected].

Accepted applications will be discussed in a small-group virtual meeting with the participant(s) and the following HTRS-member faculty:

  • Margaret Ragni, MD, MPH, Director, Hemophilia Center of Western PA, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Courtney Thornburg, MD, Professor, Medical Director/Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Rady Children's Hospital, University of San Diego

Participants will receive direct feedback for potential improvements to their projects/applications and will have the potential for ongoing discussions with colleagues and mentors.  (*Due to conflicts of interest, we cannot accept applicaitons for HTRS MRA or ATHN/DREAM Awards.)

Please submit grant-specific application materials and/or a description of the project and career goals to [email protected] .  Materials will be reviewed by faculty in advance and discussed in the two-hour session on May 18, 2021.

2020-2022 ConECCTOR Co-Chairs

Lauren Amos, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of  Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Children's Mercy Kansas City

Hope Pritchett Wilson, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham