Junior Investigator Award
This year's winner is a clinical investigator studying red blood cell transfusion for hospitalized patients with anemia.
Micah Prochaska, MD, MSc, is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago. He is a clinical investigator and hospitalist clinician, and is supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study how red blood cell (RBC) transfusion for hospitalized patients with anemia affects their fatigue, activity, and fatiguability levels after they have been discharged from the hospital. Dr. Prochaska’s work has been recognized by the AABB which elected him to its Patient Blood Management and Clinical Transfusion Medicine guidelines committees, and by the Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, where he is chair of the Scientific Committee.
Dr. Prochaska is also the associate director and co-investigator of the University of Chicago Hospitalist Project research infrastructure, and involved in the integration of the Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) into clinical research at the University of Chicago. He is co-investigator of the University of Chicago Translational Medicine Program (CTMP), and the Cultivating Health & Aging Researchers by Integrating Science, Medicine, & Aging (CHARISMA) Program, both of which train undergraduate students in clinical and translational research.
Dr. Prochaska is an associate director of the MacLean center for Clinical and Medical Ethics and a Health Care Delivery Science and Innovation Scholar, both at the University of Chicago.