25 Patients Receive Incentive Awards

May 6, 2009 – With the current recession, CAF’s Patient Incentive Awards are more valuable than ever.  The Foundation is happy to announce that 25 thalassemia patients received a total of $29,500.00 in Patient Incentive Awards this year.

 

Any thalassemia major or intermedia patient pursuing higher education who is a U.S. resident can apply for one of these awards, which range from $250 reimbursement for students in certificate programs to up to $2,000 for students enrolled in MD, PhD or JD programs.

 

This year’s Award recipients are majoring  in a wide range of subjects, including Journalism; Secondary Math Education; Nursing; Internal Medicine; Biochemistry; and Law.

 

CAF congratulates all Award recipients and wishes them well in their studies and careers.

A partial list of 2008-2009 Patient Incentive Awards recipients follows: 

 

 Name  University Degree   Major
Adriana Alexandrova  New York University  Bachelor  Film and Television
 Silviya Baeva  Illinois State University  Bachelor  Secondary Math Education
 Dipti Bhoiwala  Albany Medical College  MD  Internal Medicine
 Michelle Chieco  Fairfield University  Bachelor  Nursing
 Angela Gandhi  Illinois Institute of Technology  Bachelor  Psychology
 Nishi Gheewala  New York University  Bachelor  Psychology & History
 Michael Gorny  New England School of Law  JD  Law
 Kaylin Hoa Lam

University of Memphis

Loewenberg School of Nursing

 Bachelor  Nursing
 Christine Pekatos  College of Charleston  Bachelor  English
 Rucha Shah  Temple University  Bachelor  Biochemistry
 Joanne Tanase  Michigan State University  Bachelor  Human Biology
 Joelle Zarcone  New York University  Master Journalism/Reporting the Nation
       

 

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CAF Patient Services is here to help!

Eileen Scott, CAF Patient Services Manager, (800-522-7222, x205 or eileen.s@cooleysanemia.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) can answer a wide range of patient services questions.

And CAF Social Worker Kathleen Durst (800-522-7222, x 202, k.durst@cooleysanemia.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) can talk to you about things that get in your way, especially in terms of thalassemia, and help you develop strategies to deal with them.

You’re not alone!  Call CAF today!


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