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Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research Awarded to Dr. Vijay Sankaran

Harvard Physician-Scientist Honored for Research on Genetic Blood Disorders

Dr. Vijay Sankaran, a physician-scientist who investigates the molecular underpinnings of pediatric genetic blood disorders, has been awarded the 3rd Annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research at Weill Cornell Medicine.

The Drukier Prize honors an early-career pediatrician whose research has made important contributions toward improving the health of children and adolescents. Dr. Sankaran is a pediatric hematologist and oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  He was recognized for his innovative research on red blood cell disorders, using genetic studies.   Full Story 

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