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Winner of the ICSH Sam Machin Award 2021 announced

ICSH is pleased to announce the winner of the Sam Machin award for 2021.

The standard of the submissions for the award's inaugural year was very high and the judging panel confirmed the winner for 2021 is Dr Katherine Creeper for her project entitled:

"To assess the postoperative changes in fibrinolysis and the utility of tranexamic in patients with inherited bleeding disorders.”

Congratulations to Dr Creeper who will be undertaking this project together with Professor Beverley hunt at St Thomas’ Hospital London, UK with ICSH looking forward to following the progress of her project at the ICSH General Assembly in October 2022.


About the Award

The Sam Machin ICSH Scholarship has been established in honour of the significant contributions made by Professor Sam Machin during his tenure as Chair of the International Council for Standardization in Haematology from 2007-2020.

The award is open to medical graduates who are either undertaking specialist haematology training (Haematologist-in-Training) or have completed specialist haematology training in the past 5-years.

The ICSH will support a laboratory-based project that will lead to further standardisation of testing and analysis in haematology. Projects related to standardization in cellular analysis, haemostasis, flow cytometry, haemoglobinopathies or molecular haematology are all considered to be suitable for the award. The Scholarship can be used to support research leading to a higher degree.

It is expected that project outcomes will be published in a suitable peer-reviewed laboratory haematology journal and presented at an international haematology congress. A presentation is required to be given to the ICSH General Assembly on completion of the project and within 2 years of the Scholarship being awarded. The Scholarship is to support purchase of consumables and reagents, small pieces of essential equipment or contribute to staff costs to initiate or underpin a project.

An amount up to GBP 10,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant for expenses related to the project.

Applications for the 2022 Award are expected to open mid-2022, here -



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