2009 Pathology Young Investigators' Day Awards


11th ANNUAL DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY YOUNG INVESTIGATORS' DAY
April 7, 2009

Excellence in BASIC RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Geral Baldeviano, Sc.M. Graduate Student Immunology Noel Rose, M.D., Ph.D. IL-17 is dispensible for inflammatory myocarditis but essential for the progression to dilated cardiomyopathy
Qing Chang, M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellow Neuropathology Lee J. Martin, Ph.D. Glycinergic Regulation of Motoneurons is Abnormal in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Mice
Melissa A. Landek-Salgado, B.A. Graduate Student Immunology Patrizio P. Caturegli, M.D. Placenta Extract as a Novel Immunosuppressor of Autoimmune Diseases
Karen S. Sfanos, Ph.D. Research Fellow Urologic Pathology Angelo M. DeMarzo, M.D., Ph.D. Acute Inflammatory Proteins Constitute the Organic Matrix of Prostatic Corpora Amylacea and Calculi in Men with Prostate Cancer
Brian W. Simons, D.V.M. Graduate Student Genitourinary Pathology David M. Berman, M.D., Ph.D. A Functional Requirement for the Oncogene Beta-Catenin in Murine Prostate Development
Yuan Tian, Ph.D. Research Fellow Clinical Chemistry Hui Zhang, Ph.D. Identification of subtype-specific glycoproteins from ovarian cancer
Zuoxiang Xiao, M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellow Immunology Abdel R. Hamad, Ph.D., D.V.M. A key role for Fas ligand expressed on B cells in initiation of autoimmune diabetes

Excellence in CLINICAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Carla Ellis Housestaff Cardiac Pathology Marc K. Halushka, M.D., Ph.D. Determining the Etiology of Quilty Lesions: A Repeat Heart Transplantation Study
Michael Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. Housestaff Neuropathology Peter C. Burger, M.D. The spectrum of Pilomyxoid Astrocytomas (PMA): Transitional Pilomyxiod Tumors
Thomas G. McConnell, M.D. Clinical Fellow GYN Pathology Brigitte M. Ronnett, M.D. Diagnosis and Subclassification of Hydatidiform Moles Utilizing p57 Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Genotyping: Validation and Prospective Analysis in Routine and Consultation Practice Settings with Development of an Algorithmic Approach
Joely, Straseski, Ph.D. Clinical Fellow Clinical Chemistry William Clarke, Ph.D. Creatinine levels in patients with renal disease: Discordance between POC meter and automated enzymatic methods.
Andrea Subhawong, M.D.
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Housestaff Genitourinary Pathology Alan K. Meeker, Ph.D. The ALT Phenotype in Breast Cancer is Associated with HER-2 Overexpression

Excellence in TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Sarah Brennan, B.S. Graduate Student Hematology William Matsui, M.D. Cancer Stem Cell Activity in Mantle Cell Lymphoma Is Inhibited by TLR9 Activation
Jessica D. Church, B.S. Graduate Student Transfusion Medicine Susan H. Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D. Predictors of nevirapine resistance in Ugandan infants who were HIV-infected despite single dose nevirapine prophylaxis
Ashkan Emadi, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Fellow Hematology Milena Vuica-Ross, M.D. Genome wide yeast screen uncovers the role of mitochondria in action of binaphtoquinones
Jessica M. L. Lidstrom, M.S. Graduate Student Transfusion Medicine Susan H. Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D. Addition of extended zidovudine to extended nevirapine prophylaxis reduces resistance in infants who were HIV infected in utero: the PEPI-Malawi Study
Jason Y. Park, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Fellow GI/Liver Pathology Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D., Ph.D. Sessile Serrated Adenomas of the Colon Are Associated with Methylation Induced Loss of Cdx2 Expression
Aaron Tobian, M.D., Ph.D. Housestaff Infectious Diseases Ronald H. Gray, M.D. The Efficacy of Male Circumcision to Prevent HPV Infection
Yu-Qian Zhang, Ph.D. Research Fellow GYN Pathology Chien-Fu Hung, Ph.D. Combination of Vaccinia Virus and Semliki Forest Virus Encoding a Foreign Antigen to Treat Ovarian Cancer
Yi Zhong Research Fellow GI/Liver Pathology Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D., Ph.D. Identification of a novel mutant of EPHA4 gene in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma