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Novo Nordisk Access to Insight is steered by Nigel Key, Chair of the Access to Insight Grants Core Faculty. The Core Faculty members are dedicated to identifying the most promising applicants and ensuring a fair selection process.

Novo Nordisk is the sponsor of Access to Insight, but has no impact on the selection of research/project topics and decision regarding winning applications. Novo Nordisk will have a representation in the Core Faculty of two members with no voting power in the funding decision. Novo Nordisk will provide comments for consideration and will serve as coordinator of the programme.

Nigel Key has been involved in the development of the Access to Insight programme from the start. The research scope, the application and review process, and the composition of the Review Board were finalised with his agreement. Together with a Review Board of independent haemostasis experts, he will select the recipients only after all applications have undergone a detailed scientific peer review. Members of the Review Board are listed below.

Your Access to Insight

“The Novo Nordisk Access to Insight programme will help dedicated researchers to advance the understanding of haemostasis and improve patient care. We hope to literally open new doors for the next generation of physicians with an interest in bleeding disorders.”

Nigel Key, MB ChB, FRCP
Chair of the Access to Insight Grants Core Faculty

Nigel Key, MB ChB, FRCP

Chair of the Access to Insight Grants Core Faculty
Harold R. Roberts Comprehensive Hemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Nigel Key is currently the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he also directs the UNC Blood Research Center.

Dr. Key is a former President of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis and the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society. He also served on the Executive Committee member of the World Federation of Hemophilia. His National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded laboratory research is focused on the interaction of cellular components with coagulation pathways. Dr. Key has published more than 250 peer reviewed articles and is co-editor of a popular textbook on hemostasis and thrombosis.

Review Board Members

Jan Astermark, M.D. PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Hematology and Coagulation Disorders
Skåne University Hospital Malmö/Lund, Sweden

Victor Blanchette, MD, FRCP, FRCPC

Chief of the Division of Haematology/Oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto

Giancarlo Castaman, M.D.

Head, Center for Bleeding Disorders and Coagulation
Florence, Italy

David Lillicrap, MD, FRCPC

Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine,
Queen's University in Kingston, Canada

Christopher A. Ludlam, MB ChB, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath

Emeritus Professor of Haematology and Coagulation Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and former Director of the Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Robert R. Montgomery MD

Professor of Pediatric Hematology
Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Department of Pediatrics Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Blood Research Institute, Blood Centre of Wisconsin

Claude Negrier, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Claude Bernard University of Lyon, France
Chairman of the Hematology Division at Edouard Herriot University Hospital Hemophilia and Thrombosis Comprehensive Care Center

Johannes Oldenburg, MD

University Clinic Bonn
Chairman and Director
Institute of Experimental Haematology and Transfusion Medicine
Bonn, Germany

Steven Pipe, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
Laurence A. Boxer Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pediatric Medical Director, Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program
Director, Special Coagulation Laboratory
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Arlette Ruiz-Sáez, MD, MSc

Head of the National Haemophilia Centre and Head of the Research and Teaching Department at the Banco Metropolitano de Sangre in Caracas, Venezuela.

Midori Shima, M.D.

Department of Pediatrics,
Nara Medical University, Japan



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