The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is pleased to announce that two outstanding candidates have been awarded the 2010 NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship--Rachael Grace, MD, Children’s Hospital Boston/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Brian Branchford, MD, Children’s Hospital of Denver.
Funded through the generous support of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, the NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship Program was conceived to address the need to attract new physicians to the field of nonmalignant hematology and further support quality training for these individuals at leading hemophilia and thrombophilia research institutions throughout the U.S. The program also aims to increase the number of skilled clinicians committed to hematology and provide them with broad-based training from a clinical and academic perspective.
As an NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellow, Grace will spend two years developing advanced skills in clinical hemostasis and clinical trial design under the mentorship of Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD. Neufeld is Associate Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
As an NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellow, Branchford will continue his clinical and research training under the mentorship of Marilyn Manco-Johnson, MD, director of the Mountain States Regional Hemophilia Treatment Center.
The NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship provides up to $100,000 per fellow, per year. Since the program’s inception in 2003, 21 clinicians have been awarded fellowships by an independent review panel. Many graduates of this program have chosen to make a commitment to pursuing hematologic research and/or treating patients with bleeding and clotting disorders as their career. Baxter’s continued sponsorship of this fellowship program will support two additional fellows though 2011.
Learn more about the 2010 NHF-Baxter fellows