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Jonathan Harrison, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Division of Hematology and Oncology
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-2100

Hematology and Oncology

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Jonathan Harrision, M.D., joins the faculty of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology with more than 25 years of clinical practice in academic medicine. Dr. Harrison received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He trained in hematology and oncology at the University of Michigan, and had additional training in bone marrow transplant at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. He was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor, and later to professor of medicine at what is now Rutgers University's Medical Education System, and he was director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Missouri prior to coming to UConn. Dr. Harrison has a longstanding research and clinical interest in normal and abnormal hematopoiesis, and his laboratory research has been focused primarily on the disease acute myeloid leukemia.

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Post-Graduate Training
InternshipUniversity of Minnesota Hospital & ClinicInternal Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of Illinois Hospital & ClinicInternal Medicine
FellowshipUniversity of Michigan Medical CenterHematology/Oncology
FellowshipThe Fred Hutchinson Cancer CenterVisiting Fellow

Hematologic malignancies, including myelodysplasia, acute leukemias, chronic leukemias, and lymphoma

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
The Journal of Clinical Oncology (ad hoc manuscript reviewer)Editorial BoardManuscript ReviewerInternational2017
Chairman, Transfusion Committee, John Dempsey HospitalAdvisory CommitteeChairmanUConn HealthLocal2017
Hemophilia (Manuscript Reviewer)OtherManuscript ReviewerInternational2017
Journal of Hematology and Blood DisordersEditorial BoardEditorExternalNational2014
American Society of Hematology Subcommittee on ReimbursementProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2013
PLoS ONEEditorial BoardManuscript ReviewerExternalNational2011
British Journal of Applied Science and TechnologyEditorial BoardManuscript ReviewerExternalNational2011
The American Journal of Medical SciencesEditorial BoardManuscript ReviewerExternalNational2002
Cancer InvestigationEditorial BoardManuscript ReviewerExternalNational2002
American Society of Blood & Marrow TransplantProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1995
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational1995
American Society of HematologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1993
American Society of Clinical OncologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1992
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1988
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1984

Acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplasia.  Also, normal and abnormal hematopoiesis; currently, in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. G. Studzinski in the Department of Pathology, NJMS, Rutgers, examining the role of the cyclin regulator p35Nck5a and the Cdk5 & MAP Kinase pathways in myeloid leukemia response to Vitamin D analog treatment (co-investigator for NIH grant RO1 CA44722-25).  Additional research interests in clinical trials in Hematologic and Solid Tumor Malignancies and investigational treatment of Hematologic disorders, and in new therapies and clinical aspects of the Sickling Hemoglobinopathies.

Journal Articles


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Erythrocytosis and PancytopeniaLectureUConn/MOD2 Conference2017UConn
AnemiaLectureUConn/MOD2 Conference2017UConn
Blood TransfusionLectureUConn/MOD2 Conference2017UConn
Bleeding And ThrombosisLectureUConn/MOD2 Conference2017UConn
Grand Rounds - Acute Myeloid LeukemiaLectureUConn2017UConn
Poster Presentation - BRAF protooncogene can contribute to the induction of leukemia cell apoptosis by pathways that include the stress related kinase JNKPoster20th Workshop on Vitamin D2017Orlando Florida
Recent Advances in the Care of Blood DisordersLectureUConn2017UConn
Hematology Oncology Fellowship Conference/AMLLectureUConn2017UConn
Hematology Oncology Fellowship Conference /Bone Marrow TransplantLectureUConn2017UConn
Hematology Oncology Fellowship Conference/Consultative Hematology Part IILectureUConn2017UConn