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Oral Presentation Winners


  • First Place:
    • Michal Radomski, MD - "Complement Inhibition Enhances the Therapeutic Efficacy of an Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus"
  • Runners Up:
    • Kellie Cunningham, MD - "Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor g Coactivator 1α (PGC1α) Helps Maintain The Intestinal Barrier and Protect Against Inflammation in Experimental Colitis"
    • Samer Tohme - "The Role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Promoting Metastatic Cancer Following Surgical STress"


  • First Place:
    • Brian Boone, MD - "Neutrophil Autophagy Promotes Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NET) in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Contributin to Tumor Growth and Metastases"
  • Runners up:
    • Qian "Katie" Sun, MD, PhD - "HMGB1 Protects Hepatocytes from Cell Death by Activating Caspase-1 and Up-Regulating Autophagy after Redox Stress"
    • Shahab Shaffiey, MD - "Generation of an Artificial Intestine and Validationin a Dog Model"


  • First Place:
    • Yousef El-Gohary, MA, MD, MRCS - "Direct Evidence that Pancreatic Ducts are a Source for New Beta Cells During the Juvenile Period and During Regeneration”
  • Runners up:
    • Kent Zettel, MD: “DC Play an Unexpected Role in TLR4 Dependent Inflammation and Organ Damage Following Hemorrhagic Shock with Tissue Trauma”
    • Rami Namas, MD, MRCS: “Circulating Biomarker Networks Differentiate Susceptibility to Infection Following Trauma in Humans”