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  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:34 PM | Erin Reyes (Administrator)

    The ASCP 40 Under Forty program recognizes members under the age of 40 for their achievements and leadership qualities that are making an impact on pathology and laboratory medicine. Forty pathologists, laboratory professionals, and residents are chosen annually through an application or nomination process. The program has recognized worthy members of the laboratory team both nationally and internationally. From the 40 Under Forty honorees, five individuals are selected as the 40 Under Forty Top Five through public voting and committee selection.

    Congratulations to Tobias Cohen, MD, PhD, FASCP, BBANYS Board Member and Young Professionals Representative, for making the list!

    Below, learn more about Dr. Cohen's accomplishments, and cast your vote to help him reach the ASCP 40 Under Forty Top Five by July 18, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

    Tobias Cohen, MD, PhD, FASCP, is currently a fellow in Transfusion Medicine at the New York Blood Center and New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, New York, and is board-certified in clinical pathology. He completed his pathology residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he served as Clinical Pathology Chief Resident and was awarded the Distinguished Housestaff Award for all-around excellence. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology and classics from Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Cohen graduated with distinction in research from the combined MD/PhD program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, earning his PhD in the laboratory of Domenico Tortorella, PhD, studying cytomegalovirus infection to characterize potential new therapeutic targets and drugs.

    Dr. Cohen will be joining Weill Cornell Medicine as assistant director of transfusion medicine and cellular therapy and as assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, where he will continue to push the field of transfusion medicine forward through endeavors such as a clinical trial to study INTERCEPT Fibrinogen Complex and leveraging technologies like Haemonetic’s BloodTrack software and Haemobank refrigerators to address staffing shortages.

    Dr. Cohen serves on the board of directors of the Blood Banks Association of New York State and is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies. He is particularly passionate about increasing the visibility of pathology and laboratory medicine in health care so that everyone involved, from laboratory assistants to medical directors, is appreciated for the critical roles they play in patients receiving the highest quality care possible.

  • Friday, April 21, 2023 3:00 PM | Erin Reyes (Administrator)


    Share your blood banking and transfusion medicine research with colleagues who are working to improve the safety, efficacy, and proper utilization of blood products.  Transfusion medicine, cellular therapy, and patient blood management, including research, clinical, educational, or administrative topics/projects are welcome.  Investigators at all career stages are encouraged to submit abstracts.

    Speakers selected to present will give either a 10-minute oral presentation (plus 5 minutes for Q&A) or a poster presentation at the 2023 Annual Meeting.  Meeting registration will be waived for abstracts selected for oral presentation.  Prizes will be given to the top oral and poster presentations.

    Submissions extended through Friday, April 28, 2023.

    Download Submission Form

    Register for the Annual Meeting!

  • Friday, March 24, 2023 2:17 PM | Erin Reyes (Administrator)

    Do you know someone who is an up-and-coming leader in the field of transfusion medicine?  Someone who has really stepped up and shown leadership and innovation?  Recognize their efforts and nominate them for the Barb Gonnella Fostering Future Leaders Award!  This Award includes complimentary admission to the BBANYS Annual Meeting.

    Nominees must meet the following qualifications:

    • BBANYS member in good standing (including Student members)
    • Blood bank/transfusion professional for less than 10 years
    • Demonstrated leadership and/or innovation in an aspect of improving quality in transfusion medicine

    Nominations may be submitted by any member in good standing; self-nominations are acceptable.

    Nominations are due by Friday, April 14, 2023.

    Submit a Nomination

    About Barb Gonnella:


    Barb was a dedicated leader who was active in many aspects of the BBANYS, including the coordination of the newsletter and the annual meetings. The Barb Gonnella Fostering Future Leaders Award is presented in memory of Barb Gonnella’s contributions to BBANYS.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 8:28 AM | Erin Reyes (Administrator)

    Hello BBANYS Members,

    Are you ready to help shape the future of BBANYS?  We are now accepting nominations for the 2023-2026 Board of Directors!  Help make BBANYS the best organization to meet the needs of blood banking and transfusion medicine professionals in New York State.  New board members and executive officers will be elected at the 2023 Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, May 11 in Saratoga Springs.

    BBANYS Board Member Qualifications and Expectations

    • Must be a BBANYS member in good standing
    • Agree to the expectations outlined in the BBANYS Board Commitment to Serve
    • Commit to attending one monthly hour-long Board meeting via Zoom
    • Agree to attendance and participation at in-person Annual Meeting
    • Coordinate submission of one newsletter article per year (writing may be delegated)
    • Coordinate submission of one podcast per year (may also be delegated)
    • Agree to serve as a committee chair or co-chair

    Click the link below (member login required) to nominate yourself or someone you know that would be a good fit by the deadline of midnight EDT, Friday, April 7, 2023.

    Submit a Nomination

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