MEI Develops Future Leaders, 2018 ASH-AMFDP Scholars Selected, and more

ASH Medical Educators Institute Develops Future Leaders

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Medical Educators Institute (MEI) develops future leaders in hematology education through a dynamic “boot camp” of teaching techniques, medical education scholarship, and career development.

The institute is open to hematologists looking to launch medical education careers, including third and fourth year fellows, and junior faculty.

After completing three core activities – a three-day workshop, a curriculum-extending series of webinars, and a scholarly project with an accomplished mentor – MEI participants will have the skills and connections necessary to further a career in medical education.

Applications are due March 30. Visit to learn more and apply.

Get the Latest Blood How I Treat Compendium

How I Treat 2017 – A Compendium for the Practicing Hematologist, Third Edition, is a collection of top “How I Treat” articles from the Blood journal, reviewed and updated to reflect the most recent scientific and clinically relevant information.

The compendium features 36 articles with clinical insights into the following:

  • acute leukemia
  • bleeding disorders
  • thrombosis
  • lymphoid and myeloid malignancies
  • granulocyte and macrophage disorders
  • HCT
  • disorders of red and white blood cells and platelets

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Announcing the Sixth Edition of ASH-SAP!

To enable hematologists to stay current with the latest advances in the rapidly evolving disciplines of adult and pediatric hematology, including benign and malignant disorders, the ASH Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP), Sixth Edition, contains 23 peer-reviewed chapters, covering the full spectrum of hematology, including:

  • laboratory hematology and cellular therapy
  • consultative hematology
  • thrombosis and hemostasis
  • anemia, iron physiology, and iron disorders
  • myeloid diseases
  • lymphoid disorders

This latest edition features 3D animation and audio, 285 new questions in the question-and-answer book, and six separate tests that can be taken individually or together, which are worth up to 70 continuing medical education and American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification points.

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2018 ASH-AMFDP Scholars Selected

Melody Smith, MD, and Allistair Abraham, MD, have been selected to participate in the ASH-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (ASH-AMFDP), a partnership between ASH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority scholars in the field of hematology with academic and research appointments, the ASH-AMFDP provides four-year research awards, totaling $420,000 over the course of the program.

Dr. Smith’s research focuses on the use of donor-derived CD19-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T cells following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT). Dr. Smith currently is an assistant attending on the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Dr. Abraham will study immune mechanisms of rejection in haploidentical transplantation for sickle cell disease and will also evaluate virus-specific T cell recovery after transplantation. Dr. Abraham is an attending physician at Children’s National Health System and an assistant professor of pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC.