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ASH to Encourage High School Students to Pursue Biomedical Research Through Special Symposium and Science Curriculum
Date:12/1/2009

ckle cell disease and biomedical research.

In addition, ASH will sponsor a poster presentation contest for symposium participants. Students, in teams, can conduct research on sickle cell disease and present their findings. ASH symposium speakers and volunteers will judge the posters, awarding the top three groups with prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $750 to be provided to the winning teams' science departments.

In another effort targeted to high school students, ASH and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, have launched "Explore the Mystery of Blood," a dynamic science curriculum designed to spark interest in the fields of science and medicine, in addition to exposing students to exciting career opportunities in hematology. It includes lesson plans built on themes from the hematology documentary "Blood Detectives" and information from www.BloodTheVitalConnection.org, a Web site designed to educate the public about the importance of healthy blood. The curriculum is being distributed to 50,000 high school science teachers and science club advisors nationwide, reaching more than 4 million students. It will also be available for download at www.Scholastic.com/hematology.


American Society of Hematology

The American Society of Hematology (www.hematology.org) is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Its mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. ASH provides Blood: The Vital Connection
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