Renamed in 2016, the AABB Foundation Award for Innovative Research recognizes a scientist whose original research resulted in an important contribution to the body of scientific knowledge in transfusion medicine or biotherapies. The award recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium and must meet the following eligibility criteria:
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Moritz Stolla, MD, PhD
Bloodworks Northwest Research Institute
Associate Medical Director
Swedish Medical Center
Blood Transfusion Service
Department of Medicine
University of Washington
For his 2019 National Blood Foundation-funded research project, titled “Cold-stored Platelets for the Reversal of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy.” The project’s findings demonstrated that cold-stored platelets were largely equivalent to room temperature-stored platelets in reversing the effect of antiplatelet therapy. All cold-stored platelet units passed quality control analyses, and no platelet aggregates at the end of the storage period were observed.
This project reported the first safety and in vivo efficacy data of 5-day cold-stored platelets in plasma. Dr. Stolla’s data could help influence decisions to move to a dual inventory easier and could have a practice-changing impact.
Since the completion of his AABB Foundation grant in 2019, Dr. Stolla has co-authored 12 scientific papers, of which he is the senior author on six.
2021 David Gibb, MD, PhD
2020 Angelo D'Alessandro, PhD
2019 Krystalyn E. Hudson, PhD
2018 Sean Stowell, MD
2017 Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD
2016 Anand Padmanabhan, MD, PhD
2015 Jianhua Yu, PhD
2014 Eldad A. Hod, MD
2013 Chance John Luckey, MD, PhD
2012 Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD
2011 Cheryl Lobo, PhD
2010 Christine Margaret Cserti-Gazdewich, MD, FRCPC
2009 Lan Zhou, MD, PhD
2008 Jose A. Cancelas, MD, PhD
2007 James C. Zimring, MD, PhD
2006 Andrés Hidalgo, PhD
2005 Carl Goodyear, PhD
*In 2022, the name of this award changed from National Blood Foundation Award for Innovative Research to AABB Foundation Award for Innovative Research.
*In 2016, the name of this award changed from Jack Latham Memorial Award for Innovative Research to National Blood Foundation Award for Innovative Research.
*In 2013, the name of this award changed from David B. Pall Prize for Innovative Research in Transfusion Medicine to Jack Latham Memorial Award for Innovative Research.