Miriam Kim, DO, Awarded St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fellowship

Congratulations to Miriam Kim, DO, Fellow in Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant, who recently received a 2017 St. Baldrick’s Fellowship Award. This 2-year award, with mentor Christian Capitini, MD, is in support of her work titled, “Developing MSC-derived exosomes to enhance HSCT for pediatric leukemia.” This award, in the amount of $171,000, will allow Dr. Kim to test the hypotheses that MeEMs (MSC-Exosome Educated Macrophages) share properties seen in other immunosuppressive cell subsets in vitro and have anti-inflammatory properties in vivo using a graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) model. Results from this proposal may lead to a novel cellular therapy using MSC derived exosomes for the management of GVHD.