Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Combined Degree and
Physician Scholar Programs

2009 Research Paper Prize Competition

Recipients of the 2009 "Medical Student Research Paper Prizes"

Balduin Lucke Memorial Prize - Marisa Juntila
Title: Akt1 and Akt2 are required for αβ thymocyte survival and differentiation

CCEB Prize - Lauren Marlowe
Title: Blood Culture Contamination Rates Following Skin Antisepsis with Chlorascrub™ vs. Povidone-Iodine in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Celso-Ramon Garcia Award for Outstanding Women's Research - Abigail Berman
Title: Dose-Volume Comparison of Combined IMRT and Proton Therapy versus IMRT for Pelvis and Para-aortic Radiotherapy in Gynecologic Malignancies

Clinical Epidemology Prize - Sarah Chu
Title: Mean Platelet Volume as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Aldolf J. Creskoff Prize - Meredith Miller
Title: Small-molecule inhibitors of integrin that prevent pathological thombus formation via an allosteric mechanism

Dr. David B. P. Goodman Award - Pamela Morganroth
Title: A randomized double-blind comparison of the total dose of 1.0% lidocaine with 1:000,000 epinephrine versus 0.5% lidocaine with 1:200,000 epinephrine requried for effective local anesthesia during Mohs surgery for skin cancers

Dr. Roy G. Williams Award - Eric Allenspach
Title: Migratory and Lumphoid-Resident Dendritic Cells Cooperate to Efficiently Prime Naïve CD4 T cells

Dr. Williams F. Jeffers Prize - Andy McClelland
Title: Ephrin-B1 and ephrin-B2 mediate EphB-dependent presynaptic development via syntenin-1

Emergency Medicine Prize - Caitlin Farrell
Title: Seeking Medical Care for Young Children with Fractures: When Should We Worry?

George W. Householder, III Memorial Prize - Ben Kleaveland
Title: Regulation of cardiovascular development and integrity by the heart of glass-cerebral cavernous malformation protein pathway

ITMAT Prize for Clinical/Translational Research - Amit Khera
Title: On-statin Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein (CETP) Mass and Risk of Recurrent Coronary Events

John G. Clark Prize - Anil Panigrahi
Title: RS Rearrangement as a Marker of Receptor Editing in Lupus and Type 1 Diabetes

John Glick Prize for Translational Cancer Research - Elana Katz
Title: Lymphedema and Exercise: Gaining Use and Productivity (LEG-UP) Pilot Study

Jonathan Rhoads Prize for Surgical Scholarship - Suneel Bhat
Title: Mortality Analysis and Stochastic Stimulation of Costs Associated with Bariatric Surgery: Reconsidering the BMI Threshold

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Research Prize - Amol Navathe
Title: The Formation of Peer Reputation among Physicians and its Effect on Technology Adoption

Mary Ellis Bell - Martina Lefterova
Title: PPARy and C/EBP Factors Orchestrate Adipocyte Biology Via Adjacent Binding on a Genome-Wide Scale

Morton McCutcheon Memorial Prize - Jing Wang Hughes
Title: The Orphan Nuclear Receptor REV-erbα Regulates Circadian Expression of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Type 1

O.H. Perry Pepper Prize - Adam Rowh
Title: Antiretroviral Failure Despite High Levels of Adherence: Discordant Adherence-Response Relationship in Botswana

Pediatric Research Prize - Lori Kestenbaum
Title: Defining Clinically Relevant Reference Values for Cerebrospinal Fluid White Blood Cell Counts in Neonates and Young Infants

Pumonary Research Prize - Michelle Kim
Title: The effect of multidisciplinary care teams on intensive care unit mortality

Robert M. Toll Prize - Melissa Rooney
Title: Increased Intra-Subject Variability in Response Time in Youths with Bipolar Disorder and At-Risk Family Members

Robert M. Toll Prize - Allison Tweedie
Title: Medical Decision Making in ADHD: A Study Exploring How Families Overcome Barriers to Mental Health Treatment for Children

Rose Meadow Levinson Memorial Prize - Priya Dedhia
Title: Trib1, Trib2, but not Trib3 degrade C/EBPα and induce acute myelogenous leukemia or Differential ability of Tribbles family members to induce acute myelogenous leukemia

Rose Meadow Levinson Memorial Prize - David Wise
Title: Myc regulates a transcriptional program that stimulates mitochondrial glutaminolysis and leads to glutamine addiction