Center For Sickle Cell Disease Events Archive

2010 Research Day Abstracts

  • Dr. Sohail Rana and Adriana Malheiro, M.S. submitted a poster entitled, "Morphine Pharmacokinetis in Sickle Cell Disease: Implications for Pain Management".
  • Dr. Mei Niu, submitted a poster entitled, "Correlations between Cytokines and Elevated Tricuspid Regturgitation Jet Velocity in Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease".
  • Denitra Breuer submitted a poster entitled, "Inhibition of CDK2 by Small Interfering RNAs Inactivates CDK9 and Inhibits HIV-1 Transcription".
  • Kevin Cheng along with Dr. Nouraie, Dr. Niu, Dr. Castro, Dr. Gordeuk, Evadne Moore, and
  • Margaret Fadojutimi-Akinsiku submitted a poster entitled, "Inflammation, multiple block transfusions and osteoclast activation in sickle cell disease patients".


*******Research Day 2010 Poster Competition Winners********

The College of Medicine announced the following award winners of the poster competition held on April 30, 2010.

  • Dr. Xiaomei Niu, Research Scientist, Center for Sickle Cell Disease was awarded first place in the postdoc/resident category.
  • Dr. Sergei Nekhai, Associate Professor, Center for Sickle Cell Disease was awarded second place in the senior faculty category.
  • Dr. T. Ammosova, Research Scientist, Center for Sickle Cell Disease was awarded third place in the postdoc/resident category.

Gladys Onojobi, MD featured in the Natural Health section of The Nation on Thursday, December 24, 2009 discusses why herbal medicine should be incorporated into orthodox treatment for cancer.

Barbara W. Harrison, Assistant Professor Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics. Pediatric Grand Rounds Speaker, "Cord Blood Banking: Issues to Discuss with Our Patients" Presented Friday, November 19, 2010

The Center for Sickle Cell Disease and Dr. Gladys Onojobi are hosting

Dr. John C. Aneke, Resident at the Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-lfe, Osun State, Nigeria for the 52nd Annual American Society of Hematology meeting being held in Orlando, Florida from December 4th-7th.

Summer Internship Program 2011

Howard University, Center for Sickle Cell Disease is recruiting high school students for the opportunity to participate in a Summer Internship Program sponsored by the National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in conjunction with the Children's National Memorial Center. The programs goal is to expose young students to a laboratory research environment in a medical center to cultivate continued interest in scientific research related to sickle cell disease. To apply to the program please submit a completed application, essay, and references by March 31, 2011.

Past Events

  • The Florida Avenue Baptist Church is hosting a Gospel/Jazz benefit concert on November 20 that will benefit Faces of Our Children, Inc. Please come out and support this event! Registration is now open for the James B. Herrick Symposium: 100 Years of Sickle Cell Research, on November 16-17, 2010, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The trans-NIH symposium will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Dr. James Herrick's initial description of sickle cell anemia by convening leading sickle cell experts to celebrate research advances and explore promising new scientific opportunities. The symposium also will provide an opportunity for the NIH to honor the contributions of the many individuals with sickle cell disease who have, through their participation in clinical studies, made progress possible.
  • We hope you will join us in our efforts to help Stomp Out Sickle Cell. This year we acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the documentation of the sickle cell. Although we've made many strides in treating sickle cell disease, it still affects the lives of tens of thousands of people everyday. Help us raise awareness and educate the community about sickle cell disease and support those around us with the condition. Through the hard, unified work of several organizations, the First Annual Stomp Out Sickle Cell Walk was held on September 18, 2007. Over the years, over 1000 walkers have participated in this collaborative effort. This year, this dedicated group is hoping to increase the number of walkers and expand the awareness and sponsorship of the Walk, by holding it at Freedom Plaza in downtown DC. Register today at www.soswalk.org!
  • First Global Congress on Sickle Cell Disease in Accra, Ghana. The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Sickle Cell Disease International Organization (SCDIO (L'Organisation Internationale de Lutte contre la DrÈpanocytose, OILD), the Global Sickle Cell Disease Research Network, and the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana invite you to participate in the First Global Congress on Sickle Cell Disease to be held from July 20th to 23rd, 2010, at the International Conference Center, Accra, Ghana. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - Friday, July 23, 2010.
  • Proudford Foundation "Art Spreaks" event for Sickle Cell Awarness on Saturday June 5, 2010. Since 1994, the Division of Hematology/Oncology of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the Nemours Children's Clinic–Wilmington has cared for children and adolescents in the state of Delaware with sickle cell disease. The Sickle Cell Program at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children currently provides a wide range of high-level healthcare services to more than 200 patients with sickle cell disease and related hemoglobinopathies.

Summer Internship Program

  • Howard University, Center for Sickle Cell Disease is recruiting high school students for the opportunity to participate in a Summer Internship Program sponsored by the National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in conjunction with the Children's National Memorial Center. The programs goal is to expose young students to a laboratory research environment in a medical center to cultivate continued interest in scientific research related to sickle cell disease. To apply to the program please submit a completed application, essay, and references by April 17, 2010.

College of Medicine Research Day Poster

  • Dr. Sohail Rana and Adriana Malheiro, M.S. submitted a poster entitled, "Morphine Pharmacokinetis in Sickle Cell Disease: Implications for Pain Management".
  • Denitra Breuer submited a poster entitled, "Inhibition of CDK2 by Small Interfering RNAs Inactivates CDK9 and Inhibits HIV-1 Transciption".
  • Kevin Cheng along with Dr. Nouraie, Dr. Niu, Dr. Castro, Dr. Gordeuk, Evadne Moore, and Margaret Fadojutimi-Akinsiku submited a poster entitled, "Inflammation, multiple blook transfusions and osteoclast activation in sickle cell disease patients".

Center-Affiliated Events (Archiv

  • Howard University's College of Medicine (HU-COM) and Women in Medicine is presenting the 2010 Women's Health Fair, offering a variety of screenings, educational discussion topics, and demonstrations. Refreshments and activities for kids will available along with door prize! Please come join us at the HU-COM on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 520 W Street NW Washington, DC 20059, Room #1008, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
  • National Conference on Blood Disorders in Public Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Blood Disorders, in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the American Society of Hematology is hosting a conference that hopes to serve as the catalyst for developing a nationally recognized public health framework for promoting the health of and improving outcomes among people at risk for or affected by a non-malignant blood disorder. Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 8:00AM - Thursday, March 11, 2010, 12:30PM.
  • Health fairs:
    • DCGAPS, The Center for Sickle Cell Disease, The National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP), Be The Match Registry, The American Red Cross (ARC), and the Student Society of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacy from the Howard University School of Pharmary are sponsoring the first Blood, Bone Marrow, and Organ Tissue Donor Registration Drive on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on the front plaza of the Howard University Hospital.
      • The HUH Sickle Cell press release informs of the discovery of sickled cells 100 years ago as well as the increased need for the general public to donate blood for patients stricken with this disease.
  • NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo 2010. The Center for Sickle Cell Disease will be offering free sickle cell screening and education for all interested individuals at this annual NBC 4 event. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC. January 16 - 17, 2010, 9:00AM - 5:00PM.
  • Congressional Black Caucus. The Center for Sickle Cell Disease has received an invitation to conduct sickle cell screening at the Congressional Black Caucus at the DC Convention Center, under the Howard University Hospital tent. Thursday, September 24, 2009, 12:00 Noon - 7:00PM, Friday, September 25, 2009, 10:00AM - 6:00PM, September 26, 2009, 9:00AM - 4:00PM.
  • 2009 National Stomp Out Sickle Cell Walk. Join us for our third year in a row as we walk from Howard University Hospital to Children's National Medical Center in an effort to educate and advocate for the sickle cell community. Saturday, September 19, 2009, 8:00AM - 12:00 Noon.
  • Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2009, 12:00 Noon - 5:00PM, Black Family Reunion, Washington National Mall.
  • There is no cure for Sickle Cell Disease. The first step to fighting the disease is education. Faces of Our Children will partner with 100 churches will recruit local churches during the month of September to raise the awareness of Sickle Cell Anemia. For more information or if your church would like to participate please contact Angela Mason at 301-794-7199.
  • Health Fair. Sunday, August 30, 2009, 11:00AM - 5:00PM, Friends and Family Community Day, Mt. Caramel Christian Faith Center
  • Health Fair. Friday, August 7, 2009, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, hosted by the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, HU Blackburn Center
  • Saturday, August 1, 2009, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, National MOTTEP Awareness Day and Community Health Fair held at Giant Food Supermarket
  • HU Cancer Center Health Fair, Reeves Center, 14th & U St NW, Washington, DC. Friday, May 22, 2009, 10:00AM - 2:00PM.
  • Roland B. Scott Memorial Symposium. This year's theme will involve current medical treatment options for patients with sickle cell disease. HUH Tower Auditorium. May 5, 2009, 4:00PM - 7:00PM.
  • Health fair Saturday, May 2, 2009, River Jordan Project, Friendly High School, 10000 Allentown Road, Ft. Washington, MD 20744.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter, Spring Health Expo, Forest Village Park Mall, Forestville, MD. Saturday, April 25, 2009, 10:00AM – 2:00PM.
  • Saturday, March 21, 2009, 10:00AM – 2:00PM, 2009 Health and Fitness Expo, Jesus House, Washington, DC
  • HU Center for Urban Progress and Akoma Project. Union Temple Baptist Church Akoma Project Health Fair, February 7, 10:00AM - 3:00PM.
  • NIH Summit: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities. The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) serves as the focal point for leading the planning and coordination of minority health and health disparities research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This year's summit will focus on the following issues: Translating Science to Policy and Practice; Health Disparity Diseases and Conditions; Health Disparity Target Populations; Building Capacity and Partnerships, Collaborations and Opportunities. Registration if free and open to the public. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD, December 16-18, 2008.
  • Shawn Bediako, PhD, Assistant Professor from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will be presenting an overview and recent developments of the “Adult Sickle Cell Quality of Life Measurement Information System (ASCQ-Me)" initiative which is a new NIH program aimed at identifying and addressing quality of life issues for sickle cell patients. The presentation will held at the Howard University Hospital, 2041 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC, Room 5C31, 10:30AM to 11:30AM, October 30, 2008. For more information, please contact Nene Kalu.
  • Steven Horowitz, MD, Assistant Attending Physician from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, will be presenting a talk entitled "Targeting Chromatin in Hematologic Malignancies: Rationale and Highlights of the Clinical Evidence" at Howard University Hospital's Clinical Grand Rounds. Howard University Hospital, 2041 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC, Tower Building, Auditorium, 1st Floor, 12:00PM - 1:00PM, October 28, 2008.
  • Workshop on Iron Overload: Mechanisms, Measurement and Management. The Hematology Program of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health announces a two-day workshop addressing new insights into genetic determinants and molecular mechanisms that promote iron overload. The Historic Inns of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD, October 27-28, 2008.
 

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