Vishala Neppalli, MD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is honored as a mentor for a second consecutive year with an American Society of Hematology (ASH) Visitor Training Award.
The purpose of the ASH program is to help build hematology capacity in developing countries, ultimately improving patient care. Hematologists or hematology-related health care professionals receive funding for up to 12 weeks of training from an ASH member and then return to their home institution to implement the skills and knowledge they have acquired. The role of mentors is to identify, develop and implement need-specific training modules for the participants. Dr. Neppalli offers the program in collaboration with her colleagues, George Deeb, MD; Paul Wallace, PhD; AnneMarie Block, PhD, FACMG; Sheila Sait, PhD, and the laboratory technologists from these clinical laboratories.
In the upcoming year, Dr. Neppalli will serve as a mentor to two pathologists from India; Dr. Jangbhadur Singh Sarna from Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Kashmir, India, and Dr. Faiq Ahmed from Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, India.
Dr. Neppalli is double board-certified in anatomic-clinical pathology and hematology (pathology), and has been a member of the American Society of Hematology since 2006. She provides diagnostic consultation services in neoplastic hematology, and has a special interest in lymphoid malignancies, with several peer-reviewed publications.
Deborah Pettibone, Public Information Specialist