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Blood disorders researcher is finalist for Trailblazer Prize


 

Daniel Bauer, MD, PhD, a pediatric hematologist and blood disorders researcher in Boston, is one of three finalists for the inaugural Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists, which is awarded by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Daniel Bauer is a blood disorders researcher at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Dr. Daniel Bauer

Dr. Bauer, of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Harvard Medical School, was selected based on his research using genome editing to tease out the causes of blood disorders, such as sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia.

All three finalists for the Trailblazer Prize are early career clinician-scientists whose work has the potential to or has led to innovations in patient care, according to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

The other two finalists are Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD, of Northwestern University in Chicago and Michael Fox, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Choi was selected for using genomics to identify mutations in skin cells that can lead to autoinflammatory diseases and cancer. Dr. Fox was selected for the development of innovative techniques to map human brain connectivity that can be used in novel treatments for Parkinson’s disease and depression.

The winner will be announced during a ceremony in Washington on Oct. 24, 2018, and will receive a $10,000 honorarium.

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