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2018 NASTH Research Fellows

Congratulations to our 2018 Research Fellows. Three students were selected as a result of a competitive application process, and will be engaged in summer/fall research projects under the guidance of experienced mentors.

NASTH established this program to interest students in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis by supporting their work on targeted research projects early in their educational careers.


Benish Alam Benish Alam

Third year pharmacy student, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Edith Nutescu, PharmD, MS, CTS, FCCP
Project: Factors influencing the treatment selection of anti-coagulation therapies in African American patients with atrial fibrillation

Michael Durda Michael Durda

First year medical student at the Ohio State University College of Medicine
Mentor: Bryce Kerlin, MD, Nationwide Children’s/OSU College of Medicine
Project: Development of an Enhanced Factor XIII Activity Assay by Hybrid Enzyme Capture/Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Ann Kim Ann Kim

Third year medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Mentor: Keith McCrae, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Project: Venous thromboembolism prediction in colorectal cancer patients using small RNA