HTRS Student Research Award (SRA) Program

For medical, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD students

HTRS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Student Research Award:

Dylan T. Bertovich
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Mentor: Pavan K. Bendapudi, MD
Project Title: "Characterization of the Binding Interaction Between Factor XII and Integrin αIIbβ3." 

Samuel A.P. Short
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Mentor:  Mary Cushman, MD MSc
Project Title: "Improving Stroke Risk Prediction in Atrial Fibrillation: Refinement of CHA2DS2-VASc Score with Novel Biomarkers of Stroke Risk."

Yakun “Queena” Zhao, MS
University of Toledo, College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Mentor:  Jordan Shavit, MD, PhD, University of Michigan 
Project Title: "Assessment of putative thrombomodulin risk variants for thrombosis using a zebrafish model."

HTRS Student Research Award

The 2022 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 2022/2023 scientific meeting. Sponsoring lab/organization receives a $1,000 stipend.

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 Jennifer Ziegler, [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.

Questions should be directed to Jennifer Ziegler in the HTRS office at jzieg[email protected]

HTRS Student Research Award Program Chair Sol Schulman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 Previous HTRS Student Research Award Recipients


J. Cameron Barton
Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine

Madelaine Duarte
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Amelia Wilhelm
University of Washington Medical Scientist Training Program

Elizabeth York
Emory University




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