SCDAA Announces Kier "Junior" Spates as Ambassador
SCDAA Announces Kwame Ohene-Frempong Fund
SCDAA Announces Mini-Grant Program 2013
Sickle Cell Assiocation of America announces the 2013 Mini-Grant Program.
Leadership Announcement from the CDC
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Richardson will be joining the NCBDDD/Division of Blood Disorders as the Division Director on April 8, 2013.
SCDAA Carrier Screening Recomendations
Sickle cell trait or the carrier state for sickle cell anemia occurs in high frequency among people of African-American and/or Hispanic descent, but it can also occur in people of all ethnicities. For nearly three decades, screening for sickle cell disease and related hemoglobinopathies has been part of state mandated universal newborn screening programs in the US.
NIH names Dr. Gary H. Gibbons director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Dr. Gary Gibbons, a cardiologist , has been appointed as the next NHLBI director. Dr. Gibbons has served on several NHLBI and NIH advisory groups including NHLBI's Advisory Council. Dr . Gibbons will have an intramural laboratory in the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. His projected start date is August 1 , 2012.