Peggy Payne student presents research at medical conference


Peggy Payne Academy freshman Eashani Ghosh presents at the 2021 Colley’s Anemia Foundation (CAF) Patient-Family Conference in New Jersey.


Peggy Payne Academy freshman Eashani Ghosh took center stage with her research on a genetic blood disorder at a national medical conference.

Ghosh presented at the 2021 Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (CAF) Patient-Family Conference in August. She was invited to share her summer research titled: “Hydration Beliefs in Thalassemia Patients”, which presented the importance of hydration needs to be re-emphasized in clinical visits for patients with thalassemia.

According to the Mayo Clinic, thalassemia is a blood disorder that is inherited and can cause the body to have less hemoglobin, which enables red blood cells to carry oxygen through the body. Depending on the severity, thalassemia can develop into anemia for some patients.

The conference was held on Aug. 13 to Aug. 15, 2021, in New Brunswick, NJ.

The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, a nonprofit organization, funds medical research for individuals living with thalassemia.