American Society of Hematology Selects Maddalena Casale to Receive the Global Research Award


American Society of Hematology Selects Maddalena Casale to Receive the Global Research Award

Naples,  September, 2019 – The University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” is pleased to announce that Maddalena Casale has been selected by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to receive the 2019 ASH Global Research Award. 

Maddalena Casale is one of nine talented early-career investigators selected for this honor.
The ASH Global Research Award was designed to support future international scientific leaders, increase hematology capacity, and nurture global collaboration. The award is intended to support hematologists between completion of training and the establishment of their independent careers.
The nine researchers selected represent eight countries: Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ghana, Italy, Japan, and Uganda.  

Maddalena Casale is a pediatrician who has been working as a researcher since November 2016 within the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Department of Woman, Child and General and Specialized Surgery of University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, under the supervision of Prof. Silverio Perrotta. At the same institution, she got her PhD in 2014 focused on advancements in the management of hemoglobinopathies and she made the first steps towards the development of a national network of asplenia in Italy. Maddalena Casale will receive research support for her project with the aim to perform a prospective multicenter nationwide analysis on mortality, morbidity, vaccine coverage and response in a large cohort of asplenic patients followed in the Italian Network of Asplenia.
“I am honored to receive this award from ASH, the leading scientific society in the field of hematology and I feel the responsibility to do my best with my research”, said Maddalena Casale, the researcher selected for the Global Research Award. “Support from academic and scientific institutions and independent resources are vital elements for a researcher. I really thank the ASH and the University Vanvitelli for this great opportunity”.
“We are proud of the talented recipients of this year’s Global Research Award and look forward to supporting them as they continue to pursue hematology training opportunities,” said 2019 ASH President Roy Silverstein, MD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. “Supporting the careers of future leaders from all over the world is a clear priority for ASH.”


The University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, formerly Second University of Naples, with its 16 departments located in 5 territorial areas between Naples and Caserta, promotes a vocational training offer integrated with the territory, supports quality research, and promotes the creation of business initiatives from research groups, in a constant perspective of internationalization and cultural exchange with other universities.
The University was established in 1991 and began its activity on November 1st 1992. Currently there are nearly 28 thousand students and 16 Departments located in 5 territorial areas:
Aversa with the School of Polytechnics and of the Basic Sciences with the Departments of Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design;
Caserta with the Departments of Mathematics and Physics (witch also belongs to the School of Polytechnics and of the Basic Sciences), Psychology, Political Science, Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies;
Santa Maria Capua Vetere with the Departments of Law Humanities and Cultural Heritage;
Capua with the Department of Economics;
Naples with the School of Medical Sciences and the Departments of Precision Medicine, General and Specialised Surgery for Women and Children, Experimental Medicine, Multidisciplinary Department of Medicine for Surgery and Orthodontics, Mental, Physical Health and Preventive Medicine, Cardiothoracic and Respiratory Sciences, Medical, Surgical, Neurologic, Metabolic and Aging Sciences.
In these years, the University has significantly dedicated its efforts and resources to maintaining and developing student services to promote their training and their "life" within the University facilities through an intensive orientation policy. A job placement centre provides students with career options assessment as well as continuous support.

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) ( is the world’s largest professional society of hematologists dedicated to furthering the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood. For 60 years, the Society has led the development of hematology as a discipline by promoting research, patient care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. ASH publishes Blood (, the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online, as well as the newly launched, online, peer-reviewed open-access journal, Blood Advances (