June 2021

News Release: New NIH grant supports ongoing UTSW investigation of debilitating complications of blood clots in teens

UT Southwestern will lead a multicenter investigation into why children and young adults experience decreased physical activity and shortness of breath after experiencing blood clots, thanks to a four-year $2.97 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Ayesha Zia elected to the Hemostasis Thrombosis Research Society Board of Directors.

Dr. Zia was nominated and selected as one of the HTRS (Hemostasis Thrombosis Research Society) Board of Directors this month. She will serve a three year term, during which she will share in developing, maintaining knowledge of, and supporting HTRS strategic objectives and programs.

Graduation party for two ZRG research team members.

The Zia Research Group mentees met for the first time since the pandemic to celebrate the graduation of two fellows working with Dr. Zia. Dr. Maria Hanna, who will join the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics within the Division of Hematology after graduation, and Dr. Elizabeth Sloan, a rheumatology fellow working on pediatric anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome research who will join as faculty within the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at UTSW. Dr. Sloan will continue to work with Dr. Zia.