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Past AABB Future Leader Scholarship Award Program Recipients

The 2017 AABB Future Leader TMF Scholarship recipients are:

Randin Charles Nelson, MD

Manuscript Title: High Titer ABO-Type O Plasma for CAR-T Cell Expansion

James Szymanski, MD

Manuscript Title: The Effect of Repeated Stimulated Granulocyte Donations on Hematopoietic Indices in Donors: a 24 Year Donor Center Experience

The 2017 AABB Future Leader SBB Scholarship recipients are:

Natasha Myree Leon, MT(ASCP),SBB

Manuscript Title: Impact of Babesia microti Testing of Blood Donors, One Blood Center’s Experience

Michelle Antoinette Lodermeier CLS

Manuscript Title: Smartphone Used to Capture the Red Blood Cell Sedimentation of Apheresis Granulocytes for Educational Purposes

The 2016 AABB Future Leader TMF Scholarship recipients are:

Jane James, MD, PhD

Manuscript Title: "A Novel Approach to Transfusion E‐Learning: Developing Quantitative Profiles of Online Learning with Gamification using Educational Analytics."

Ruchika Goel, MD, MPH

Manuscript Title: "Perioperative Red Cell Transfusions Are Associated with Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence from a Large North American Multicenter Prospective Registry."

The 2016 AABB Future Leader SBB Scholarship recipients are:

Althea T.P. Rossier, MT(ASCP)

Manuscript Title: "Developing a Metric Utilizing Case Mix Index and Total Patient Days as a Tool to Monitor Patient Blood Management Initiatives.”

Erika Reese, MLS(ASCP)SBB

Manuscript Title: "Critical Value Reporting in Transfusion Medicine: A Survey of U.S. Facilities’ Communication Practices."

The 2015 AABB Future Leader TMF Scholarship recipients are:

Emily Coberly, MD

Manuscript title: “Ten Year Retrospective Review of Transfusion Practices in Beating Heart Organ Donors

Lohith Shakaladevanapura

Manuscript title: “Impact of Uniform Methods on Inter-laboratory Antibody Titration Variability

The 2015 AABB Future Leader SBB Scholarship recipients are:

Nichole M. Miller, BS SBB (ASCP)CM

Manuscript title: “Patient Epidemiology Factors of Unidentified Positive Reactivity in Solid-Phase and Test Tube PEG Antibody Detection Methods

Erin M. Vinesett, MLS(ASCP)SBB

Manuscript title: “The Evaluation of Platelet Count as an Indicator of Iron Status in Voluntary Plateletpheresis Donors

The 2014 AABB Future Leader TMF Scholarship recipients are:

Sandhya R. Panch, MD, MPH

Manuscript title: "Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Mobilization is More Robust in Healthy African American Compared to Caucasian Donors

Emily Storch, MD

Manuscript title: “A novel hematopoietic progenitor cell mobilization and collection algorithm based on preemptive CD34 enumeration

The 2014 AABB Future Leader SBB Scholarship recipients are:

Jennifer O’Connor, MT(ASCP)SBB

Manuscript title: "Redefining the Identification of Knops Blood Group Alloimmunization

Serdar Temel, MLS(ASCP)CM

Manuscript title: "Determination of Antigen Expression on Cultured Red Blood Cells

The 2013 AABB Future Leader TMF Scholarship recipient is:

Sandhya R. Panch, MD, MPH

Manuscript title: "Mobilization Characteristics and Strategies to Improve Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Mobilization and Collection in Patients with Chronic Granulomatous Disease and Severe Combined Immunodeficiency" (PDF)

The 2013 AABB Future Leader SBB Scholarship recipients are:

Michael E. Bruzas, MLS(ASCP)CM SBBCM

Manuscript title: "Standardization and Evaluation of IgA and IgM Gel Column Agglutination for Direct Antiglobulin Testing"

Yeon Kim, MT(ASCP) SBBCM

Manuscript title: "Correlation Between Warm Reactive Autoantibodies And The Monocyte Monolayer Assay"

Christine A. Tremblay, MT(ASCP)SBB

Manuscript title: "The Relationship between Minor Histocompatibility Antigens and Graft Versus Host Disease in Unrelated Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants"

The 2012 AABB Future Leader TMF Scholarship recipients are:

Chang Liu, MD, PhD

Manuscript title: "Antibody of Undetermined Specificity" (PDF)

Jian Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Manuscript title: "Body Mass Index Affects Stem Cell Yield" (PDF)

The 2012 AABB Future Leader SBB Scholarship recipients are:

Michael Scabet, MT(ASCP)

Manuscript title: "Precision of Antibody Titration in Gel versus Tube" (PDF)

Ryan Nobles, MLSCMSBBCM

Manuscript title: "Warm Autoadsorption: Are We Wasting Our Time?" (PDF)

The 2011 AABB Future LeaderTMF Scholarship recipients are:

Garrett Booth, MS, MD

Manuscript title: "SPRAY: Single Plasma Product for Room Temperature Storage" (PDF)

Marissa Li, MD

Manuscript title: "Autoimune Hemolytic in Pediatric Liver or Combined Liver and Small Bowel Transplant Patients – A Case Series and Review of the Literature" (PDF)

The 2011 AABB Future Leader SBB Scholarship recipients are:

Karissa Kay Benson, MT(ASCP)SBB

Manuscript title: "Implementing Donor HLA Antibody Testing to Reduce the Number of Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injuries" (PDF)

Lay See Er, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB

Manuscript title: "Investigation strategy for RhD typing discrepancies using a combinate of PCR-SSP and serological techniques" (PDF)

The 2010 AABB Future Leader TMF Scholarship recipients are:

Eldad Hod, MD

Manuscript title: "Mechanisms of Effect of Iron Status and Iron Repletion on Bacterial and Malarial Infection – Implications for Transfusion of Older, Stored RBCs" (PDF)

Addisalem Taye Makuria, MD

Manuscript title: "The Clinical Relevance of Persistent RIBA Indeterminate Reactions: Insights Into the Natural History of HCV infection and Implications for Donor Counseling" (PDF)

The 2010 Future Leader SBB Scholarship recipients are:

Sharon Bobryk, MSA, MLS(ASCP)CM

Manuscript title: "Variation in Pipetting of Cells and Plasma in Manual Gel Testing May Lead to Decreased Detection of Clinically Significant Antibodies" (PDF)

Phyllis A. Kirchner, MT(ASCP)SH, SBB

Manuscript title: "Comparison of test tube, gel column agglutination and solid phase red cell adherence methods with and without drug added for detection of drug-dependent antibodies" (PDF)

And in addition, there is an AABB Future Leader SBB Honorable Mention recipient:

Jooveria Syed, MT(ASCP)SBB

Manuscript title: "Association of Storage Age of Transfused Red Blood Cells and Clinical Outcome of Cardiac Patients at Two Hospitals" (PDF)

The 2009 AABB Future Leader TMF Scholarship recipients are:

Eldad Hod, MD

Manuscript title: "Harmful effects of erythrocyte transfusion after prolonged storage are mediated by iron"

Sumithira Vasu, MD

Manuscript title: "A Highly Efficient Method To Expand Cord Blood Derived CD3-CD56+ NK Cells With Enhanced TRAIL Mediated Cytotoxicity"

The 2009 AABB Future Leader SBB Scholarship recipients are:

Leslie Cooper, MT(ASCP)SBB

Manuscript title: "Cryopreservation of Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells By Uncontrolled Rate Freezing at -95 degrees Celsius Using Cryoprotectant Containing a Final Concentration of 5 Percent Dimethyl Sulfoxide"

Rebecca Lam

Manuscript title: "Knowledge of FDA Reportable Deviations"

And in addition, there is an AABB Future Leader SBB Honorable Mention recipient:

Dee Gribble, MT(ASCP)SBB

Manuscript title: "Cost-Effectiveness of FDA Variance for Blood Collection from Individuals with Hereditary Hemochromatosis at a 398 Bed Hospital-Based Donor Center"