Rebecca Boddicker, Ph.D., Hematopathology Research Associate, was recently awarded the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract Achievement Award for her abstract entitled, “Integrated Mate-Pair and RNA Sequencing Identifies Novel, Targetable Gene Fusions in Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma.” Dr. Boddicker presented the abstract at the ASH meeting on lymphoma biology in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Additionally, her work was published in Blood, ASH’s online medical journal.
With more than 16,000 members, and counting, from almost 100 countries, ASH is one of the world’s largest professional societies that serves consultants and scientists who collaborate to conquer blood diseases. ASH’s mission is to advance the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of conditions that affect blood, bone marrow, and the vascular, immunologic, and hemostatic body systems. The society plans to do this by promoting education, training, research, and clinical care in hematology.
The ASH meeting on lymphoma biology is a meeting that gathers experts from around the globe to discuss the most recent developments in basic and translational lymphoma research, acknowledge the current challenges they face in the field, and exchange ideas. These experts include pharmaceutical and laboratory scientists, consultants, translational and junior investigators, and other allied health professionals that have an interest in lymphoma science.
Abstract Achievement Award
Every year, ASH presents merit-based awards of $500 to trainees who have high-scoring annual meeting abstracts. The abstract achievement award is designed for trainees who are selected to present an abstract at the ASH annual meeting.
Blood is a weekly journal that is published by ASH. It is the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the hematology field. The journal covers all aspects of hematology, including both benign and malignant disorders of leukocytes, hematologic oncology, immunology, platelets, and many other diseases and conditions of the blood. All articles withstand an extremely thorough and strict review process and are selected by the clarity of presentation, originality, and the superior quality of work.