Christine Min, a first year University of Utah undergraduate student, has been selected to receive a $500 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract Achievement Award. Each year, the ASH offers a merit-based award for trainees with high-scoring annual meeting abstracts.
The awards are intended for those trainees who are chosen to present an abstract, of which they are the first or senior author and presenter, at the ASH annual meeting.
Christine is the first author on the abstract titled "Chuvash Polycythemia Patients from Afghanistan and Southern India Share a Common VHL Gene Haplotype. Support for Its Origin before Asians and Europeans Diverged." She interns at the University of Utah Hematology Lab and works with Josef T. Prchal, MD, (Hematology) who is one of the co-authors of the abstract.
In December, Christine will travel to the 59th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta to present her abstract and learn more about hematology.