Trainee Research Symposium 2013

Trainee Research Symposium 2013

29th Annual Trainee Research Symposium Awardees – March 6, 2013

J. CLAUDE BENNETT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY AN ASSOCIATE FELLOW

AWARDEE: Clifford Courville, MD, Associate Fellow Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Mentor: Steven Rowe
Reduced cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) function detected by β-adrenergic sweat secretion in smoking-related lung disease” 

Semi-Finalist: Joshua Morrison, MD
Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Mentors: Mark Dransfield, J. Mike Wells
Differences in the pulmonary artery to aorta (PA/A) ratio during acute COPD exacerbations” 

Honorable Mention: Daniel J. Allendorf, MD, PhD
Division: Hematology & Oncology 
Mentor: Francisco Robert
Phase I/IIa study of the novel combination of bendamustine (B) with irinotecan followed by etoposide (E) and carboplatin (C) in chemo-naïve patients (pts) with extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ESSCLC)” 


SAMUEL B. BARKER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A GRADUATE STUDENT

AWARDEE: Daniel I. Sullivan, Graduate Student

Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Mentor: J. Edwin Blalock
Small molecule modulators of LTA4H activity 

Semi-Finalist: Amber Buel, Graduate Student

Division: Microbiology
Mentor: Chander Raman
Therapeutic effectiveness of lithium in EAE is dependent on IFN-g signaling

Honorable Mention: Kevin Cashman, Graduate Student  
Division: Microbiology 
Mentor: Chander Raman
The CD5-CK2 signaling axis is critical for B-1a B cell responses to S. pneumoniae”


JOSEPH REEVES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLAR


AWARDEE: Subhashini Bolisetty, PhD, Post-Doc Scholar
Division: Nephrology
Mentor: Anupam Agarwal
Proximal tubule H-ferritin mediates renal iron trafficking in acute kidney injury” 

Semi-Finalist: Riley Myers, PhD, Post-Doc Scholar
Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Mentor:  Chad Steele
STAT4-dependent and –independent T helper type-2 immunity mediates protection against pneumocystis lung infection” 

Honorable Mention: Benjamin Christmann, PhD, Post-Doc Scholar
Division: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Mentor: Charles O. Elson, III
The adaptive immune response to our ‘other self’” 


THOMAS N. JAMES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A RESIDENT

AWARDEE: John C. Henegan, MD, Resident
Division: Internal Medicine/Genetics 
Mentor: Boris Pasche
Association between breast cancer and constitutively decreased TGFBR1 signaling” 

Semi-Finalist: George A. Nelson, IV, MD, Resident  
Division: Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
Mentor: Charles O. Elson, III
Maintaining peace in the human gut: the epithelial cell-microbiota interface” 

Honorable Mention: Anand S. Iyer, MD, Resident
Division: Internal Medicine Residency Program  Mentor: J. Michael Wells, Mark Dransfield
Association between CT-detected relative pulmonary artery enlargement and invasive hemodynamics in COPD subjects evaluated for lung transplant

Honorable Mention: Jatinder Goyal, MD, Resident
Division: Internal Medicine Residency Program
Mentor: Marisa Marques
“Rituximab does not prevent relapse in patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura”

Honorable Mention: John Gulotta, MD, Resident

Division: Internal Medicine Residency Program
Mentor: Fadi Hage
“Comparison of automated quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging utilizing three software programs”