Program mentor, Ajay Nooka, MD, guided several of these students and had this to say.
- Eden Hailemichael (2012 student): "Eden is extremely thorough and has a finesse for finer detail. Her work never needed a quality check. Eden's poster was presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in 2012." View Eden's ASH abstract.
- Sydney Nelson (2013 student): "Sydney is a mass of talent with a tremendous amount of passion. What I would expect from her in a week would be completed in 48 hours and looking for more. Her project was presented as a poster at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in 2013." View Sydney's ASH abstract.
- Edward Chen (2014 student): "Eddy is industrious and innovative, a rare combination. These qualities made him excel in this onerous project. It was accepted as a poster presentation at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in 2014." View Edward's ASH abstract.
Past students, Benjamin Oberlton and Edward Chen shared their thoughts about their experience at the ASH Annual Meeting.
"ASH is an amazing experience. Being a high school student it seemed almost as if I was taking a leap into my future. To be able to share the floor with scientists who have worked hard all their lives toward a common goal is a blessing that I would not exchange for anything." ~Benjamin Oberlton (2014 student)
"Attending the ASH meeting was a dream come true. Not only was I able to get an abstract published, but I also had the amazing opportunity to travel to San Francisco and present my study alongside thousands of doctors. I learned of the newest progress and research in hematology and met brilliant and inspiring people. The Winship Summer Scholar Program and attending ASH opened my eyes to the world of medical research - a world I wish to be part of in the future. No words can express how grateful I am for all the opportunities Winship has given me. Hopefully one day I can be part of the Winship team too!" ~Edward Chen (2014 student)