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Society for the Advancement of Blood Management-Haemonetics Research Starter Grant
$20,000 one-year Patient Blood Management grant
Application deadline August 1, 2013
Funding to begin October 1, 2013
The SABM-Haemonetics Research Starter Grant is intended to advance the field of patient blood management by supporting a young investigator who intends to study methods of promoting blood conservation. This one-year grant provides starter funding to further scientific inquiry and clinical knowledge in the field of patient blood management. Preference will be given to junior faculty who will be advised by an experienced mentor. It is anticipated that the funded study will generate results that can be used as pilot data or preliminary findings to support future grant applications focused on methods to improve blood management and to promote blood conservation. It is expected that all applicants will be members of SABM, or will become members of SABM for at least one year.
Information regarding the application process is available at the SABM website (www.SABM.org and click research tab or at http://www.sabm.org/research-projects). Applications will be due by August 1, 2013. The awardee will be informed by September 1, 2013 and it is mandatory that the grant recipient be able to attend the SABM annual meeting September 19-21, 2013 to be formally recognized. Funding will begin October 1, 2013. The $20,000 does not include any extra funding to cover indirect institutional costs. Scholarly activity generated by this grant will be presented to the SABM members at subsequent annual meetings and, hopefully published in peer-reviewed journals. There will be a designated SABM liaison who is a member of the SABM research committee. A progress report submitted to the SABM research committee is expected 12 months after the funding is issued.
Areas of research that will be considered are:
Anemia management, blood conservation (preventing transfusion overuse, education, transfusion guidelines), cost/benefit analysis, point of care testing, blood utilization data collection and presentation
Pharmaceutical advances, surgical technology, blood salvage, physiology, pharmacology as it relates to patient blood management, point of care testing (thromboelastography and/or platelet mapping), outcome data in relation to blood utilization and blood conservation
WHO CAN APPLY
Applications are open to fellows and junior faculty (three years or less out of training and at a rank no higher than Assistant Professor). Applications are also open to nurses, pharmacists, perfusionists, and blood management or bloodless program coordinators.