|Reach-the-World Fellowship: Recipient Q&A with Daniella Mizurini|
The ISTH is pleased to announce the selection of the August 2014 recipient of the ISTH Reach-the-World fellowship program, Daniella Mizurini (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). In this issue of the ISTH e-newsletter, Daniella shares her thoughts on receiving the fellowship and plans on future research.
As a reminder, applications for the Reach-the-World fellowship program are accepted January 1 and June 1 of each year. Click here to learn more and apply!
1) Please describe your motivation for applying for a Reach-the-World fellowship:
"My interest in the haemostasis and thrombosis area began as soon as I entered the Masters course at my university in 2004. My current research project is focused on the study of new antithrombotic proteins from salivary glands of blood-sucking arthropods, which are recognized as potential sources of compounds useful in therapy or as tools for studying the physiology of vascular and haemostatic processes. I am especially interested in examining the efficacy of exogenous haemostatic proteins in “in vivo” models of stroke to identify novel potential drugs for new therapeutic approaches."
2) Please describe how the fellowship will help improve your skills/knowledge as a physician/researcher/clinician:
"This fellowship will provide me with a great opportunity to acquire expertise in animal models to mechanistically study exogenous factors and implement stroke models in my home institute at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Therefore, it will be a chance for me to gain further knowledge for my scientific career and also to contribute to the training of other researchers, enabling the assembly of vascular biology researchers in Brazil."
3) What are you most excited about as you prepare for your fellowship?"One of the most exciting aspects will be the opportunity to be a part of a renowned research group at the University of Würzburg. In particular I will be in close contact with Dr. Christoph Kleinschnitz at the Department of Neurology.I am also excited to work with leading experts on the subject and to have the possibility in interacting with great researchers and professors who are doing outstanding research".
The ISTH Reach-the-World fellowship program aims to promote knowledge and expertise in one or all of the areas of medical care, laboratory methods and/or research. As part of the program, the Society provides fellows with financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses for a fellowship period of up to four months.
In addition to the Reach-the-World fellowship program and as part of the full suite of ISTH’s Reach-the-World offerings, individuals from developing countries may qualify to receive discounted or free Society membership, travel grant opportunities, support for educational courses and the opportunity to participate actively in the global exchange of scientific and clinical information, regardless of where they live. To learn more about the ISTH Reach-the-World program, please click here.