THSNA Travel-To-A-Mentor Award

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Each THSNA Travel-To-A-Mentor Award provides financial support (up to $2500 per award) for one mentee to train for one week with a pre-selected research mentor at their facility anywhere in the US, Canada, or Mexico. Award funds are anticipated to cover air or land transportation, hotel/housing, meals, and essential incidental expenses.

The specific number of awards made each year will be determined by the funds made available from a combination of allocated THSNA Summit revenues, agreed-upon assessments from member organizations, and/or gifts from THSNA pharmaceutical partners and Summit Sponsors.

Awards will fall into the following categories:

  • Nursing
  • Laboratory technologist/specialist
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD researcher
  • Physician investigator, clinical, translational, or basic
  • Patient advocate

Applicant merit will be judged from the two-page applicant essay, the mentor’s letter of commitment, and the applicant’s promise via his or her prior work and one or two letters of reference. The THSNA Mentoring Committee will select award winners. 

Details of each award and recipient will be posted on the THSNA website. 

Application Outline:

Applicants will be eligible to apply for this award providing they:

  • Are a member of any of the 15 THSNA Member Organizations.
  • Are within 7 years of completion of all formal training; Applicants beyond 7 years are eligible if seeking to learn a new skill.
  • Are committed to the field of Hemostasis and/or Thrombosis.
  • Complete an essay outlining the goals and plans for the one-week experience.

The structure of each one-week experience will be determined jointly by the mentee and mentor, but is expected to include: a) clinical and/or laboratory experiences (where applicable), b) attendances at relevant conferences and laboratory or research group meetings, and c) a meeting with the mentor to discuss potential future collaborations (where applicable and where desired), like a review article or development of a multi-center clinical trial.

At the time of application, the applicant (mentee) will have pre-arranged to work with a specific mentor in his or her field, or in a complementary field, and that person will have provided a letter agreeing to be mentor for this time period.



2017- 2018 Awardees

Mohammad Abdelgawwad

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL, US

  • Dr. Sidney W. Whiteheart, Ph.D.
    University of Kentukcy
    Lexington, KY, US


Imo Akpan

  • Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL, US


Dr. Thomas Ortel
Duke University Hemostasis & Thrombosis Center
Durhan, NC, US


Lauren Amos

  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellow, Children's Mercy Hospital
    Kansas City, Missouri, US

  • Dr. M. Patricia Massicotte, MSc MD FRCPC MHSc
    Professor Pediatrics Director KIDClot Program
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Molly Daughety

  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellow, The Vancouver Clinic
    Vancouver, WA, US

  • Dr. Thomas Lee Ortel, MD, PhD Department
    Chair and Professor of Medicine Chief, Duke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC, US

Dominder Kaur

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Dr. Annette von Drygalski, M.D., Pharm.D.Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine & Director of Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center, University of California
    San Diego, CA, US

Andaleb Kholmukhamedov

  • Blood Center of Wisconsin

  • Dr. Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD
    Georgia Tech & Emory University
    Atlanta, GA , US

Arash Mahajerin

  • CHOC Children's Hospital

  • Dr. Neil Goldenberg
    John Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Jessica Morales

  • University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

  • Dr. Matthew T. Rondina, University of Utah

Akram Mesleh Shayeb

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN, US

  • Dr. Annette von Drygalski, M.D., Pharm.D.Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine & Director of Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center, University of California
    San Diego, CA, US

Jordan Schaefer

  • Fellow, University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

  • Dr. Alok Khorana, M. D. Professor or Medicine, Hardis Chair in Oncology Reasearch Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, OH, US

Deva Sharma

  • Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, Tennessee, US

  • Dr. Andra James, M.D, M.P.H, Consulting Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology -Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Consulting Professor of Medicine -Division of Hematology, Duke University
    Durham, NC, US

Muhammad Shariq Shaikh

  • Aga Khan University
    Karachi, Pakistan

  • Dr. David Lillicrap
    Queen's University
    Kingston, Canada

Joseph Shatzel

  • Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, OR, US

  • Dr. Mark Crowther, MD, MSc, FRCPC
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Raisa Cintra Lomanto Santos Sliva

  • Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health
    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

  • Dr. Eric F. Grabowski, MD, ScD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA, US

Matthew Shullick

  • Nurse Practitioner, Northern Regional Bleeding Disorders Center, Munson Medical Center
    Traverse City, Michigan, US

  • Amber Federizo, APRN, FNP-BC, Childrens's Specialty Center of Nevada
    Las Vegas, NV, US

Twylla Tassava

  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
    Ann Arbor, MI, US

  • Theodore Warkertin, MD
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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