THSNA Mentored Research Award (THSNA MRA)

There are no immediate plans for the next THSNA MRA.

About the THSNA MRA

The Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA) Mentored Research Award (MRA) provides two years of financial support for a clinical or basic science research project in hemostasis and/or thrombosis under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

THSNA (the “Societies”) is a federation of North American professional organizations dedicated to the disciplines of thrombosis and hemostasis. The THSNA MRA is administered on behalf of the Societies by one of the 15 THSNA member organizations, the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS). Applicants and mentors eligible to apply for a THSNA MRA may represent a variety of health related careers (i.e. physicians who are fellows or junior faculty, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, PhDs).

2015 THSNA MRA Recipient

The Request for Proposals for the first THSNA MRA in 2015 resulted in 49 highly competitive pre-proposal applications for one available award. A scientific review committee comprising many of the top investigators in hemostasis and thrombosis, representing the diversity of the THSNA member organizations, proved to be up to the task. They ultimately selected Chao Fang, PhD, Research Fellow from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, for his project titled “Role of thiol isomerase ERp72 in thrombus formation” as the recipient of the 2015 THSNA MRA.

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2013 THSNA/HTRS MRA Recipient

Sang H. Min, MD, PhD received an HTRS 2013 Mentored Research Award supported by the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA) and the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS). 

Dr. Min’s project was titled Role of PIKFyve in platelet-mediated inflammation and thrombosis. Her research aimed to determine how PIKFyve-null platelets promote inflammatory responses, and to determine how PIKFyve-null platelets induce thrombosis upon vascular injury. Dr. Min received her medical degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2002. She conducted her research at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Charles S. Abrams. Dr. Min has published an article in Nature Communications and presented some of the findings of her project at the 2013 and 2014 ASH annual meetings, and the 2014 Keystone Symposia in New Frontiers in the Discovery and Treatment of Thrombosis.      Dr. Min wrote:  “The THSNA and HTRS MRA helped me to secure my protected time to maintain focused on my research career in benign hematology. Receiving the MRA was one of my biggest achievements as a young investigator. It has helped me with obtaining an NIH K08 grant  and a Scholar Award for Junior Faculty from ASH.”

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