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YoungEHA at EHA25 Virtual

Click here, to hear from some of the YoungEHA Committee Members, on what you can expect to learn from the 4th YoungEHA Research Meeting, and the special YoungEHA sessions at EHA25 Virtual!

Meet the YoungEHA committee:

   Heiko Becker  

Name:  Heiko Becker, MD (current chair)

Role: Physician scientist

Training/work: Germany (currently) and USA

Interests: Career development opportunities (grants, TRTH, CRTH), strengthening and expanding activities for pre-career and early career scientists and physicians in hematology.

         Elina Beleva

Name: Elina Beleva, MD, PhD (member)

Role: Physician scientist

Training/work: Bulgaria

Interests: Motivated to foster cross-region collaboration and integration.

   Nuno Borges  

Name: Nuno Borges, MBBS MRes (member)

Role: Physician

Training/work: Portugal and UK (currently)

Interests: Improving member engagement with YoungEHA and promoting opportunities for international cooperation.

 Lorenzo Brunetti  

Name: Lorenzo Brunetti, MD PhD (member)

Role: Physician scientist

Training/work: Italy

Interests: Boosting connections between young hematologists and EHA.

     Ann Kathrin Eisfeld  

Name: Ann-Kathrin Eisfeld, MD (ambassador)

Role: Physician scientist

Training/work: Germany and USA (currently)

Interests: Fostering connections between EHA and the US including transitioning between both places, supporting physician-scientists with focus on research-heavy careers (“80/20”), expanding EHA to High School students, to enable an early connection of young talents to EHA including development of a summer research program.

          Verena Gaidzik  

Name: Verena I. Gaidzik, MD (member, former chair)

Role: physician scientist

Training/work: Germany

Interests: Supporting and encouraging young hematologists and researchers to follow their ideas and to achieve their goals.

       Eleni Gavriilaki2

Name: Eleni Gavriilaki, MD PhD (member)

Role: Physician scientist

Training/work: Greece (currently) and USA

Interests: Collaboration with national and international societies, expanding research and clinical networks with other specialties or scientists (computing, mechanics, physchology)

      R Irimia

Name: Ruxandra Irimia, MD (member)

Role: Physician

Training/work: Romania (currently), USA

Interests: career development opportunities (mentoring, training); strengthening the connections between YoungEHA and the local national hematology associations.

    Anna Kabanova v2  

Name: Anna Kabanova, PhD (member)

Role: Basic and translational  scientist

Training/work: Switzerland and Italy (currently)

Interests: Creating more connections between biologists and clinical hematologists.

          Mandy Lauw  

Name: Mandy N. Lauw, MD PhD (member)

Role: Physician scientist

Training/work: The Netherlands (currently) and Canada

Interests: Optimizing opportunities and networks for early career professionals in EHA whilst ensuring equal engagement of young basic and clinical scientists in both malignant and benign hematology.

     Fabienne Lucas v2  

Name:  Fabienne Lucas, MD PhD (ambassador)

Role: Physician scientist

Training/work: Germany and UK (training), USA (currently)

Interests: Communications, new media, YoungEHA website.


Name: Rafal Machowicz, MD, PhD, MSc (member)

Role:  Physician scientist

Training/work: Poland (currently) and USA, France, Germany

Interests: Helping others to see the beauty of hematology. Bridging between scientists from different backgrounds for better research. Sparking students' interest in hematology.

   Alba Maiques Diaz v2  

Name: Alba Maiques-Diaz, PhD (member)

Role: Basic and translational scientist

Training/work: Spain

Interests: Empowering YoungEHA women and helping to expand their careers.

       Marek Mraz v2  

Name: Marek Mraz, MSc MD PhD (ambassador)

Role: Basic and translational scientist

Training/work: USA (training) and Czech Republic (currently)

Interests: Helping early career scientists interested in basic and translational research in hematology, and encouraging young people to engage in EHA activities.

      Christian Scharenberg png

Name: Christian Scharenberg, MD PhD (member)

Role: Physician scientist

Training/work: Germany, USA and Sweden (currently)

Interests: Fostering the interaction and cooperation of young physician-scientists and basic researchers at the European level, develop a trainee day at the annual congress, career development (TRTH, CRTH).

          Basile Stamatopoulos v2


Name: Basile Stamatopoulos, PhD (member)

Role: Basic and translational scientist

Training/work: Belgium

Interests: Establishing contact between young scientists and hematologists in order to increase international collaborations at a European level.


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