Grace Lee, MD, medical instructor in the Division of Hematology, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Hematology's 2017 Translational Research Training in Hematology Program.
Dr. Lee is one of 20 early-career hematologists chosen for the program, which is a rigorous year-long training and mentoring experience that helps junior scientists build successful careers in translational hematologic research.
Under the guidance of international leaders, participants learn the fundamental principles related to translational research, including developing a hypothesis and testing that hypothesis in the laboratory by applying the scientific method. TRTH participants include medical, biomedical, and pharmaceutical trainees who are actively employed in a hematology-related research environment as fellows or junior faculty who have completed their fellowship training within the past three years.
This year’s TRTH program will begin with a week-long course March 11-17 in Italy. It is designed to give participants a more profound understanding of translational research methodology and career development. The course includes didactic and interactive sessions and one-on-one faculty mentoring that focuses on refining participants’ research proposals. TRTH participants will convene again at the 2017 EHA Annual Congress, June 22-25 in Madrid, where they will attend small group mentoring sessions. Finally, participants will present the status of their projects at the conclusion of the program at the 2017 ASH Annual Meeting, December 9-12 in Atlanta.