2021 HTRS Student Research Award (SRA) Program for medical, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD students

The 2021 Program has concluded.  See recipients listed below. 

The 2021 Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) Student Research Awards (SRA) comprise an 8-10 week program aimed at introducing medical, PhD, MD/PhD, and PharmD students to the field of hemostasis and thrombosis by supporting the students’ work on targeted research projects focused on hemostasis and thrombosis.  Proposed projects may be lab-based, clinical or epidemiologic in design. The experience includes collaboration with a research mentor, a $5,000 stipend and a $2,000 travel allowance to present at a 2021 scientific meeting. Sponsoring lab/organization receives a $1,000 stipend.

HTRS is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2021 HTRS Student Research Awards:

  • J. Cameron Bartona medical student at Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine (Mentor Joshua Muia, PhD, OSU). Project title: "Validation of a novel ADAMTS13 assay for characterization of patients with thrombotic thrombocyteopenic purpura."
  • Madelaine Duarte, a medical student at Campbell University School of Ostopathic Medicine (Mentor Grace Lee, MD, Duke University Medical Center).  Project title: "Neutrophil activation responses to platelet factor 4/heparin immune complexes."  
  • Amelia Wilhelm, an incoming student in the University of Washington Medical Scientist Training Program (Mentor Lindsey George, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia).  Project title: "Mechanisms of FVIIIa inactivation."
  • Elizabeth York, an undergraduate student at Emory University (Mentor Glaivy Batsuli, MD, at Emory University).  Project title: "Investigating the role of IgMs in the immune response to factor VIII."

For more details about the 2021 program, CLICK HERE.

For the 2022 program, watch for the updated Request for Proposals this November/December 2021 with applications due in March 2022.

As part of the Student Research Award Program, students are paired with research mentors.  Mentor responsibilities include assisting the applicant with the development of a research project plan and then, if the applicant is successful, overseeing the research project and providing career guidance and support.  Mentors/labs receive a $1,000 stipend.

If you are willing to serve as a mentor for future awards cycles, please email Terri Holzen, [email protected] and include your research area (platelets, coagulation & fibrinolysis, vascular biology, thrombotic or hemorrhagic disorders) and whether your focus is clinical, basic, translational, epidemiology or public health.  To learn more about mentor eligibility and responsibilities, please see the Request for Applications.

Direct further questions to Teresa Holzen, PhD, Manager, Grants and Membership, HTRS, [email protected] or [email protected]rg

HTRS Student Research Award Program Chair Alisa Wolberg, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine