2017 Award Winners and Research Projects 

Special Award Focus Area: Bleeding Disorders Affecting Women and Girls ($35,000 each)  - These awards were made possible through an educational grant through Shire/Baxalta.

Margo Rollins, MD

Pediatric Hematologist

Mentor:  Robert Sidonio, Jr., MD, MSc

Project: Determine the feasibility and utility of a novel point of care device (Anemocheck) in the monitoring of reduction of hemoglobin during the menstrual cycle in symptomatic Hemophilia A or B carriers

Ruchika P. Sharma, MD

Pediatric Hematologist

Mentor: Veronica Flood, MD

Project: Coagulating Disorders in Menstruating Adolescent Females

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Special Award Focus Area: Blood Disorders Affecting Women and Girls ($15,000) 

Deva Sharma, MD

Pediatric Hematologist

Mentor: Michael DeBaun, MD

Project: Epidemiologic study of acute vaso-occlusive pain associated with menstruation in women with sickle cell disease

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2016 Award Winner and Research Project 

Special Award Focus Area: Blood Disorders Affecting Women and Girls ($15,000) 

Leslie Skeith, MD

Hematologist

Mentor: Marc Rodger, MD

Project: Exploring the concept of a minimal clinically important difference in women with antiphospholipid syndrome and past pregnancy loss