Travel Grant Awardees for 2018

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2018 I-ACT for Children Travel Grant! Our esteemed awardees are Sara Kramer, University of Minnesota, and Dr. Deepak Chellapandian, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Sara Kramer, MPH, CCRP
Sara Kramer, MPH, CCRP

Sara Kramer, MPH, CCRP, will use the award to attend the 2019 SoCRA Pediatric Clinical Trials Conference.  Ms. Kramer is a clinical research coordinator and a key member of the pediatric clinical research team at the University of Minnesota.  As a rising leader in the pediatric research program, this meeting will provide Ms. Kramer with exposure to national colleagues and research topics directly related to emerging pediatric clinical trials.

Dr. Deepak Chellapandian
Dr. Deepak Chellapandian

Dr. Deepak Chellapandian will use the award to attend the 45th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT).  He is an early-career investigator within Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute with expertise in the design and conduct of early-phase trials in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for children with non-malignant disease.  By attending the EBMT meeting, Dr. Chellapandian will be able to network with colleagues and scientific thought leaders to share novel findings and develop new research ideas which he hopes will make a significant impact in the field.