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JH Milstone Fund 2021 Awardees Announced

September 03, 2021
by Nita Ahuja

The inaugural awardees of the JH Milstone Fund are Matthew McConnell, MD, Instructor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), and Sean Gu, MD/PhD, Clinical Fellow in the Department of Laboratory Medicine (pictured left to right). Their projects are titled, respectively, The role of platelets in the pathogenesis of alcohol-related liver disease and High-throughput Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients with Platelet Disorders by Mass Cytometry.

The JH Milstone Fund was established to support early-stage investigators and innovative research and education in thrombosis, thrombolysis, and hemostasis in memory of JH Milstone, MD, by his son, Leonard M. Milstone, MD ’70, Professor Emeritus of Dermatology, and daughter-in-law, Ellen B. Milstone, MD ’69. Robert Bona, MD, Director of Smilow Cancer Hospital's Benign Hematology Program, and Stephanie Halene, MD, PhD, Chief of Hematology, commented, “The fund, in honor of J. Haskell Milstone, MD, to support research in blood coagulation, provides important support and encouragement for bright minds to enter this field. We are immensely grateful for this generous gift."

Dr. J. Haskell Milstone was a Professor of Pathology at Yale from 1947-1977. He taught pathology and blood coagulation to a generation of medical students and residents and advocated strongly for better treatment for those with hemophilia. This annual fund honors Dr. Milstone’s seminal work in coagulation and will continue to support generations of researchers. We congratulate Drs. McConnell and Gu and look forward to their future successes!

Submitted by June Fisher on September 07, 2021