Rosinski wins hematology research grant

Clinical Research fellow receives one-year, $50,000 ASH grant designed to support protected time to conduct research while in training
Dr. Steven Rosinski
Dr. Steven Rosinski, Clinical Research Division, said his goal is to develop a vaccine that induces an allogeneic response against host hematopoietic cells and can be used to prevent or treat relapsed hematological diseases. Photo by Bo Jungmayer

Dr. Steven Rosinski, a senior hematology/oncology fellow in the Hutchinson Center's Clinical Research Division, is one of five recipients of the 2011 American Society of Hematology Research Training Award for Fellows. The one-year, $50,000 ASH grant is intended to encourage junior researchers to pursue careers in academic hematology by supporting protected time to conduct research during his or her fellowship training.

"I am starting my postdoctoral work at a time when technological advancements allow us to afford a rapid determination of the genetic differences between the donor and recipient of a hematopoietic stem cell transplant," said Rosinski, who is working collaboratively with Dr. Brad Stone, Benaroya Research Institute, and under the direction of Dr. Rainer Storb.
"My goal is to apply this technology to the development of a vaccine that induces an allogeneic response against host hematopoietic cells that can be translated into human hematopoietic cell transplantation to prevent or treat relapsed hematological diseases," Rosinski said.

"The availability of protected research time is critical to the growth and success of these extremely bright trainees, as well as to the advancement of our specialty," said ASH President Dr. J. Evan Sadler, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "ASH is committed to providing assistance for young trainees to conduct research that will hone their skills, build their expertise, and ultimately lead to significant scientific breakthroughs."

The award primarily provides salary support for the recipient. However, up to $5,000 may be allocated for research supplies and reagents, and up to $1,000 may be allocated for travel to the ASH annual meeting.

Apply for 2012 Research Training Awards by Sept. 15

Visit the ASH website to see the list of grant recipients, learn more about the 2011 ASH Research Training Award and obtain information about applying for the 2012 award cycle. Letters of intent for the 2012 award cycle are due Sept. 15.

The American Society of Hematology is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. The official journal of ASH is Blood, which is available weekly in print and online.

[Adapted from an ASH news release]

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