Xiao-Jing Wang, M.D., Ph.D., a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the head, neck and skin cancer research program, has received a 2012 Scholar Award from the American Society of Hematology. The awards provide monetary support for fellows and junior faculty pursuing research careers to assist them during the critical period in which they must complete their training and achieve status as an independent investigator.
The awards, totaling $100,000 for fellows and $150,000 for junior faculty over a two- to three-year period, are made possible through grants from the corporate community, individual donors, foundations, and funds committed by the society.
“The ASH Scholar Awards demonstrate the society’s strong commitment to supporting hematology research despite the challenging current economic climate and threatened funding cuts to the National Institutes of Health,” said ASH President J. Evan Sadler, M.D., Ph.D., of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “We thank our partners for their support of this program and of the next generation of hematology researchers.”
The American Society of Hematology (www.hematology.org) is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Its mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems by promoting research, clinical care, education, training and advocacy in hematology.