Lyndsey Runaas Selected for Hematology Society Award
Lyndsey Runaas, MD, a former resident from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been selected for the Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists (HONORS) Award given by the American Society of Hematologists (ASH).
She is one of 11 residents and 19 medical students selected to receive this award, which aims to encourage North American medical students and residents who have a demonstrated interest in conducting hematology research but who have not yet entered a hematology-related training program to pursue a research career in the field.
Runaas will receive a $5,000 stipend to conduct research for three months with Rachel Cook, MD, assistant professor of hematology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. A key component of her work is to investigate the clinical utility of monitoring chimerism studies after allogeneic stem cell transplant.
Runaas will also receive $1,000 per year for two years to support her attendance at the American Society of Hematologists annual meeting in order to help them establish a support system through interactions with other hematology researchers.
Runaas was recently hired as a clinical instructor for the Department of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Date Published: 08/14/2013