2018 Research Paper Prize Competition

Recipients of the 2018 "Medical Student Research Paper Prizes"

Abramson Cancer Center basic research prize – Zandra Walton
Title: Acid suspends the circadian clock in hypoxia through inhibition of mTOR

Abramson Cancer Center clinical/translational research prize – Natalie Neale
Title: Comparison of adjuvant radiation therapy alone and chemotherapy alone in 2253 patients with surgically resected low-grade gliomas

Balduin Lucke Memorial Prize – Christopher Yu
Title: Mining the Stiffness-Sensitive Transcriptome in Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Identifies Long Noncoding RNA Stiffness Regulators

Mary Ellis Bell Prize – Jessica Liu
Title: A system for magnetically activated, spatially targeted drug delivery

Mary Ellis Bell Prize – Neil Patel
Title: Solitary Chemosensory Cells are a Primary Epithelial Source of Interleukin-25 in Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps

John G. Clark Prize – Edward (Ted) Kreider
Title: The Completeness of the HIV-1 Envelope Glycan Shield At Transmission Determines Neutralization Breadth

Creskoff Prize – Sarah Hsu
Title: The BET protein BRD2 cooperates with CTCF to enforce transcriptional and architectural boundaries

Leonard Davis Institute’s William L. Kissick, MD, DrPH,  Health Policy Research Prize – Daniel Arenas
Title: A Monte Carlo simulation approach for estimating the health and economic impact of interventions provided at a student-run clinic

Emergency Medicine Prize – Lawrence Chang
Title: “It’s Really Overwhelming”: A Qualitative Study of Patient Perspectives on Care Coordination

Stuart L. Fine Ophthalmology Medical Student Research Prize – Lisa Lin
Title: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Associated Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms with Pseudodrusen in the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trials (CATT)

Celso-Ramon Garcia Award for Outstanding Women’s Health Research – Christine Blauvelt
Title: Antepartum intravenous iron sucrose reduces peripartum blood transfusion

Celso-Ramon Garcia Award for Outstanding Women’s Health Research – Katie Magoon
Title: Adolescents and Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives: Continued Barriers after the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

David B. P. Goodman Award – Sheila Shanmugan
Title: Impact of Early Life Adversity and Tryptophan Depletion on Functional Connectivity in Menopausal Women: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled

George W. Householder, III Memorial Prize – Leo Wang
Title: Sustained miRNA delivery from an injectable hydrogel promotes cardiomyocyte proliferation and functional regeneration after ischaemic injury

ITMAT Prize for Clinical/Translational Research – Eli Cornblath
Title:  Sex differences in network controllability as a predictor of executive function in youth

Dr. William F. Jeffers Prize – Esteban Luna
Title: Differential vulnerability to pathological α-synuclein seeding in hippocampal neuron subpopulations

Marc Levine Radiology Research Award – Preya Shah
Title: Mapping the structural and functional network architecture of the medial temporal lobe using 7T MRI

Rose Meadow Levinson Memorial Prize – Carolyn Kushner
Title: Long-term risk of second malignancies in women with after breast conservation therapy for ductal carcinoma in situ or early-stage breast cancer

Rose Meadow Levinson Memorial Prize – Jacob Till
Title: Oncogenic KRAS and p53 Loss Drive Gastric Tumorigenesis in Mice That Can Be Attenuated by E-Cadherin Expression

The Masters of Science in Health Policy Research Medical Student Award in Community Engagement & Health Equity Research – Sourik Beltran
Title: Noncompliance Labeling in Primary Care: Provider Bias by Race and Insurance Status for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

The Masters of Science in Health Policy Research Medical Student Award in Community Engagement & Health Equity Research – Sonya Davey
Title: The Economic Burden of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Northeastern Tanzania

The Masters of Science in Health Policy Research Medical Student Award in Innovation & Implementation Research – Rebecca Kim
Title: Change in Influenza Vaccination Rates by Time of Day and After an Active Choice Intervention in the Electronic Health Record

The Masters of Science in Health Policy Research Medical Student Award in Innovation & Implementation Research – Utpal Sandesara
Title: The Threatened Daughter: Representations of Female Fetuses in the Gujarat Government’s Campaign against Sex Selection

Neurosurgery Research Prize – Sneha Narasimhan
Title: Pathological tau strains from human brains recapitulate the diversity of tauopathies in nontransgenic mouse brain

Neurosurgery Research Prize – Nicholas Goel
Title: Complications predicting perioperative mortality in patients undergoing elective craniotomy: an ACS-NSQIP analysis

Orthopaedic Research Prize – Drake LeBrun
Title: Predictors of Wound Complications Following Radiation and Surgical Resection of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Pediatric Research Prize – Christopher DeFrancesco
Title: The Epidemiology of Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy in the United States: Declining Incidence and Evolving Risk Factors

O.H. Perry Pepper Prize – Peter Chansky
Title: Cutaneous dermatomyositis disease course followed over time using the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI)

O.H. Perry Pepper Prize – David Tischfield
Title: Loss of the neurodevelopmental gene Zswim6 alters striatal morphology and motor regulation

Peterman-Arnold for Endocrinology – Mary Barrosse-Antle
Title: A severe case of hyperinsulinism due to hemizygous activating mutation of glutamate dehydrogenase

John Pryor Award for Trauma Research – Daniel Du Pont
Title: The Effect of Limb Elevation on Bleeding Control in a Human Venous Hemorrhage Model

John Pryor Award for Trauma Research – Ariana Lott
Title: Geriatric Trauma Triage Tool is Predictive of Patient Mortality, Outcomes, and Health Care Utilization

Pulmonary Research Prize – Michael McDonald
Title: Long-Term Outcomes Following Extracorporeal Life Support for Acute Respiratory Failure

Edward Raffensperger Research Prize – Sahil Doshi
Title: Waitlisted Candidates With Polycystic Liver Disease Are More Likely to be Transplanted Than Those With Chronic Liver Failure

Jonathan Rhoads Prize for Surgical Scholarship – William Rothwell
Title: Intrathecal AAV9.trastuzumab provides tumor prophylaxis and treatment in a xenograft model of HER2+ breast cancer brain metastases

Jonathan Rhoads Prize for Surgical Scholarship – Nakul (Nick) Talathi
Title: The Effect of the Level of Training of the First Assistant on AIS Outcomes

Richard K. Root Prize for Infectious Disease Research – Lance Peterson
Title: RIPK1-dependent apoptosis bypasses pathogen blockade of innate signaling to promote immune defense

John R. Stanley Research Prize for Dermatology – Jaclyn Rosenthal
Title: Semi-quantitative analysis of CD19 and CD22 expression in B lymphoblasts reveals significant populations of CD19- and CD22-negative blasts

John R. Stanley Research Prize for Dermatology – Kimberly Shao
Title: Inter-rater analysis between patients, physicians and third party observers for outcomes of post-surgical scars

Robert M. Toll Prize – Anne Duckles
Title: “We’re all in this because we love patients, but all of that gets forgotten when you’re stressed”: A qualitative exploration of burnout and wellness in internal medicine residents

Robert M. Toll Prize –  Huchuan (Cedric) Xia
Title: Linked dimensions of psychopathology and connectivity in functional brain networks

Dr. Roy G. Williams Award – Matthew Emmett
Title: Histone deacetylase 3 prepares brown adipose tissue for acute thermogenic challenge

Dr. Roy G. Williams Award –  Yong Kim
Title: Rev-erbα dynamically modulates chromatin looping to control circadian gene transcription

Prizes NOT AWARDED this year:
Clinical Epidemiology Research Prize
Renal Research Prize