|Dr. Diane Nugent – Medical Director of the Orange County Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center and Dr. Tarantino|
December 2012: Dr. Tarantino was awarded the highest honor in the bleeding disorders community, The 2012 Physician of the Year.
His signal contributions in the hemophilia community - which include over 75 peer – reviewed publications, his role as lead investigator for the first fully synthetic blood factor product – Advate, his appointment to the Medical & Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) and chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee of NHF, service on various sub committees around the world that shape the care for the bleeding disorders community, and his ongoing commitment to research and advocacy all combined, were the selection criteria that earned him this highest honor.
Congratulations Dr. Tarantino!
December 2012: The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship. This year’s fellowship recipients are Tammuella Chrisentery-Singleton, MD, of Tulane University, and Jonathan Roberts, MD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Jonathan Roberts is currently a pediatric hematology and oncology fellow with the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. His fellowship mentor will be Joan Gill, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Director of the Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders (CCBD) at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.
Roberts graduated with honors from Greenville College, Illinois, and received his MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He did his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Peoria and Children’s Hospital of Illinois, where he also distinguished himself, receiving awards of excellence for critical care and research. During his pediatric residency, Roberts worked with Dr. Michael Tarantino to initiate a clinical research trial to assess the role of FXIII on intraventricular hemorrhage in premature, low birth weight infants.
December 2012: Kollet Koulianos was honored with the prestigious Cibula Award at the Bleeding Disorders Alliance Annual Meeting in downtown Chicago. The Cibula award recognizes the individual that contributes the most to the bleeding disorders community in the form of advocacy, volunteerism, and leadership . Kollet was the first ever to receive the Cibula Award after having only worked in the bleeding disorders community for just over a year.