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NBF Events at the 2017 AABB Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA

NBF 19th Annual Run for Research
NBF Grant Recipients’ Lecture and Luncheon
NBF Reception

NBF 19th Annual Run for Research Results

  

Hundreds of AABB Annual Meeting attendees took advantage of this exercise opportunity offered by the NBF and enjoyed brisk jaunt with friends and colleagues.

NBF Annual Run for Research

Race Top Finishers: (left to right) Richard Mathews and Nancy Dunbar.

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Abbott

Fresenius Kabi

 

NBF Grant Recipients’ Lecture and Luncheon

This year’s annual NBF Grant Recipients’ Lecture and Luncheon occured on Saturday, October 7th , noon – 2:00pm PT. NBF’s current and past grant recipients, in addition to other industry professionals, convened at this annual luncheon to reconnect and network. An audience of 200 heard from three grant recipients as they discussed their leading edge NBF funded research.

2017 Speakers

National Blood Foundation Award for Innovative Research Recipient
Stephanie C. Eisenbarth, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Laboratory Medicine, Immunobiology and Allergy & Immunology
Yale University School of Medicine
2014 NBF Grant Research Title: "Identifying Innate Immune System Pathways Critical for RBC Alloimmunization."

Jose Cancelas, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Deputy Director, Hoxworth Blood Center
Leader, Stem Cell group of the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
2005 NBF Grant Research Title: “Mobilization of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Reversible Inhibition of Rac-Type Rho GTPases: Demonstration of Proof-of-Concept for Future Clinical Applications.”

Nora R. Ratcliffe, MD
Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2005 NBF Grant Research Title: "The Role of Dendritic Cell Subsets in Autoimmune Myocarditis and the Potential for Cytotherapy."

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Blood Systems

Bloodworks Northwest 

Creative Testing Solutions 

TerumoBCT 

The National Blood Foundation Award for Innovative Research was awarded at the Grant Recipients’ Lecture and Luncheon to Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD.

Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD (left) and Ralph Vassallo, MD (right).

Recipient is selected by the National Blood Foundation (NBF) Scientific Grants Review Committee with formal approval by the NBF Board of Trustees. This award recognized a scientist whose original research resulted in an important contribution to the body of scientific knowledge in transfusion medicine or cellular therapies. Recipient received a $1,000 honorarium.

THANK YOU BLOOD SYSTEMS, INC. FOR SUPPORTING THE AWARD THIS YEAR!

NBF CORD Summit – Evolving Data Connectivity in our Blood Center Ecosystem Towards a Personalized Patient Experience

The 2017 NBF CORD Summit convened blood center and industry executive leaders who are major contributors to the NBF, Council on Research and Development. This year’s discussion topic focused on data connectivity and attendees heard varying perspectives from the health care industry.  

Speakers:

Gunjan Bhardwaj, Founder and CEO, Innoplexus, a technology and product development company focused on solving complex challenges in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries using artificial intelligence to generate smart data and insights to assist in the discovery, clinical development and regulatory compliance of pharmaceutical medicine.

Kris Dagger, Managing Director, Health Innovation Department, Kaiser Permanente – Health Innovation Studio, operating at the intersection of healthcare, design, and technology to build, test, and implement new ideas, experiences, products, and services with a focus on virtual care, big data analytics, and social networks.

Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH, UCSD and Rady Children’s San Diego, current research projects incorporate available mobile and internet technologies to improve patient-healthcare interactions and communications. As a research member of the Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems, Dr. Jeannie Huang works with other investigators to determine how the health of individuals, families, social networks, and populations can be improved through creative use of networked technologies and ubiquitous computing.

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TerumoBCT 

NBF Reception

This invitation-only event took place on Monday, October 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm EPT. High level industry executives joined NBF’s CORD and Partners Program members in celebration and support of the NBF. 200+ reception attendees heard from NBF Board members and other leaders in the field as they recognized NBF’s Hall of Fame members, recent incoming scholars, major contributors and individual donors.

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American Red Cross

Blood Centers of America

Blood Systems

Hemocue

NBF Hall of Fame

This program began in 2007 recognizing NBF grant recipients who leveraged their early-career grant funding into successful careers in transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, and patient blood management. Since that time no new members have been selected.

Up to three new members are annually inducted into this prestigious group. New members are nominated by prior NBF grant recipients and final selection is determined by the NBF Grants Review Committee. These individuals were recognized by Chris Hrouda, MT(ASCP), Chair, NBF Board of Trustees, during the NBF Reception: Jose Cancelas, MD, PhD (top left), Laura Cooling, MD, MS (top right) and James D. Gorham, MD, PhD (bottom center).

 

Dale A. Smith Memorial Award is awarded at the NBF Reception

Recipient selected by the National Blood Foundation (NBF) Scientific Grants Review Committee with formal approval by the NBF Board of Trustees. This award, created in 2002 and funded by Fresenius Kabi , honors Dale A. Smith, a long-time Baxter Healthcare executive who was responsible for establishing the Fenwal Division of Baxter. This award will be presented to an individual or institution to recognize groundbreaking work performed in the application of technology to the practice of transfusion medicine or cellular therapies. Recipient will receive a $7,500 honorarium.

Fresenius Kabi

This year’s Dale A. Smith Award was awarded to Connie Westhoff, SBB, PhD (left) by Dean Gregory, President, Medical Devices, Fresenius Kabi (right).

Thank you to Roche Diagnostics for providing an unrestricted grant towards NBF’s events!