ASH News Daily - Saturday, December 10, 2011 - (Page B-1)

Celebrating 10 Years ASH NewS DAily ® 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology Issue 1, Section B Saturday, December 10, 2011 San Diego, CA Read this issue online at www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ashnewsdaily2011_Saturday/ Schedule 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. On-Site Registration San Diego Convention Center Sails Pavilion 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Education/Scientific Program 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Poster Session I – Viewing San Diego Convention Center Hall GH 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Education/Scientific Program 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open San Diego Convention Center Hall CDEF 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Career-Development Lunch Sessions Open to trainees wearing a blue badge only 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Education/Scientific Program 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Education/Scientific Program 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Poster Session I – Presentations San Diego Convention Center Hall GH First Non-American Hematologist Named Editor of Blood ob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, professor of hematology at Erasmus University Medical School, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief of Blood, the world’s leading hematology journal. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous scientific and educational journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Leukemia, and British Journal of Haematology. He will be the first non-North American to serve in this position. Well-acquainted with the journal, Dr. Löwenberg has served as a Blood associate editor since January 2008, and for his outstanding contributions to the field he was asked to deliver the HamWasserman Lecture at the ASH annual meeting that same year – the 50th anniversary of the meeting. In addition to his editorial board B experience, Dr. Löwenberg has held leading positions in scientific and professional organizations. For eight Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD years he was the scientific director of the Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center Rotterdam, one of the two cancer treatment institutions in the Netherlands, and for the past 11 years he has been a professor of hematology and chaired the largest department of hematology in the country that deals with the wide range of hematology, at Erasmus University Medi- cal Center. Further, he is one of the founders and served as the fourth president of the European Hematology Association and served as president of the International Society of Experimental Hematology and the International Society of Hematology. He has published approximately 700 papers in leading scientific journals in his research areas of experimental hematology, stem cell transplantation, and leukemia treatment. Dr. Löwenberg’s primary goal is to further enhance Blood’s international presence. Identifying ASH’s “trend of progressive internationalization,” he believes there is a great deal of growth potential in Europe, Asia, and South America, and thus maintains that conversations should be had concerning translating the »» BLOOD Page B-14 IN THIS SECTION Visitor Training Program B-4 Minority Medical Student Awards B-8 Trainee Events B-16 Getting Around San Diego B-34 Sights and Sounds of San Diego B-38 his evening ASH will celebrate the eighth year of its Minority Recruitment Initiative (MRI) at the annual Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations and Reception. The event will offer attendees a chance to network with colleagues, medical students, and ASH leadership, while learning about the Society’s Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP), the ASH-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP), and the newest program—the Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Awards. Tonight’s program will feature the 2011 MMSAP participants as they engage attendees with their summer research project presentations. (Turn to page B-8 for the list of 2011 MMSAP participants.) Another highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the recipients T Spotlight Shines on 2011 ASH-AMFDP Award Winners and MMSAP Participants During Tonight’s Reception of the ASH-AMFDP award, a partnership between ASH and AMFDP of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This year, for the first time, there are two award recipients: Jennifer E. Amengual, MD, and Marco L. Davila, MD, PhD. Dr. Amengual is a clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine, Langone MediMarco L. Davila, cal Center and Cancer Insti- Jennifer E. MD, PhD tute at New York University. Amengual, MD She received her medical degree from New York Medical Col- School of Medicine in Durham, NC, lege in Valhalla, NY, and completed and completed his residency at New her residency at Montefiore Medical York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Center. In addition, before and after Dr. Davila is a research fellow in the Department of Medicine, Divi- the presentations, the second-year sion of Medical Oncology at Memo- MMSAP participants and students rial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from the National Heart, Lung, and in New York. He received his medical degree from Duke University »» MINORITIES Page B-6 http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ashnewsdaily2011_Saturday/

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