Thank you for participating in our Fall Festival and Walk on November 2nd. We had a great turn-out and fun. Be watching for the 2nd annual walk to help bring awareness to the bleeding and clotting community next fall.
August 8, 2013:
Check out the August issue of Healthy Cells magazine for a great article about BCDI and Dr. Tarantino. Click here to read the article.
August 3, 2013:
We had our Annual Family Day on August 3rd at Dozer Park for an afternoon of education and insightful panel discussion for our adults. The children enjoyed face painting, balloon art, storytelling, crafts and overall fun for the kids. Our teens enjoyed a lively discussion with the on Social Media. We enjoyed a great buffet, a Peoria Chiefs baseball game, food, fun and fireworks. Thank you to all our families who participated making this year's Family Day the best attended event to date with 190 people making memories with us. Check out our photos and don't forget to join us next year. For more photos visit our Facebook page; while you're on our page please make sure to Like us.
|2013 Family Day|
|Dr. Diane Nugent – Medical Director of the Orange County Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center and Dr. Tarantino|
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!
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.
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.