2018 Award Winners and Research Projects 

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

Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, MD, MS

Mentors: Julie L. Strickland MD, MPH; Shannon L. Carpenter, MD, MS

Project Title: Use of Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine Device for the Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Adolescents with Bleeding Disorder

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

Julia Coleman, MD

Mentor: Dr. Christopher C. Silliman

Project Title: Sex Dimorphisms in Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy: A Mechanistic Exploration of a Sex-Specific Survival Benefit Project Description: Dr. Coleman will investigate whether sex hormones affect clot formation and stability, thrombin formation and platelet function in vitro and whether differential levels of sex hormones in vivo may confer differential thrombelastographic profiles in female populations and outcomes in female trauma patients.

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2017 Award Winners and Research Projects

Special Award Focus Area: Bleeding Disorders Affecting Women and Girls ($35,000) - 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