General Research Grant

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) provides a small start-up grant targeted to young investigators who need limited research funds to explore new ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.

2024 ADLM General Research Grant Recipient

2024 ADLM General Research Grant RecipientThe 2024 ADLM General Research Grant was awarded to:

Cristina Andrea Figueroa Villalba
Clinical Pathology Resident
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

For her project entitled "Measuring CD147 Marker for Transfusion Success of Red Cell Units Over Storage: A Comparison Between Whole Blood Derived and Apheresis Derived Units.”

How to Apply

Complete the Application for Research Grant. Applications are due by January 31, 2025, for projects starting after April 1, 2025. 

Applications will be evaluated using the following scientific criteria:

  • Originality,
  • Scope,
  • Scientific significance,
  • Soundness of research plan,
  • Degree of achievability,
  • Potential for the project to lead to further exploration beyond grant period, and
  • Transferability of research findings to actual practice.

Administrative criteria used will include:

  • Degree to which the research proposal is critical to the career of the applicant,
  • Degree to which the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) funding is critical to the start of the project,
  • Adequacy of the facility proposed, and
  • Satisfactory budget.

Preference for research grants will be given to young investigators.

Submit one electronic copy of your application to [email protected].

Questions? If you have questions about the General Research Grant, please email [email protected] or call (800) 892-1400 x 8713 or (202) 835-8713.

Past Recipients

2023 – General Research Grant not awarded.

2022 – The 2022 General Research Grant was awarded to Edward S. Lee, MD, PhD, Resident, Yale School of Medicine, for his project entitled "Characterizing the Role of Marginal Zone B Cells in Memory Responses to Red Blood Cell Transfusions Using Single Cell Sequencing.”

2021 – General Research Grant not awarded

2020 – The 2020 General Research Grant was awarded to Gaurav K. Gupta, MD, PhD, Clinical Fellow, Yale New Haven Hospital, for his project entitled "Assessment of Factor V Activity in Apheresis Platelet Units.”

2019 – General Research Grant not awarded

2018 – The 2018 General Research Grant was awarded to Khushbu Patel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, for her project entitled "Validation of microRNA 323-3p as a Predictor of Ectopic Pregnancy."