Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Combined Degree and
Physician Scholar Programs

2010 Research Paper Prize Competition

Recipients of the 2010 "Medical Student Research Paper Prizes"

Balduin Lucke Memorial Prize – Josh Gruber
Title: Ars2 Links the Nuclear Cap-Binding Complex to RNA Interference and Cell Proliferation

Celso-Ramon Garcia Award for Outstanding Women's Research – Katherine Arthur
Title: Screening for intimate partner violence in an urban trauma bay: Use of a self-disclosure survey

Clinical Epidemology Prize – Allison Loh
Title: Incidence Rates and Risk Factors for Ocular Complications and Vision Loss in HLA B27- Associated Uveitis

Aldolf J. Creskoff Prize – Vikram Palanivel
Title: Asymmetric T lymphocyte division in the initiation of adaptive immune responses

Dr. David B. P. Goodman Award – Ryan Grant and Elana Tykocinksi
Title: Magnetic Resonance perfusion-weighted imaging is a surrogate of EGFRvIII- expressing glioblastoma

Dr. Roy G. Williams Award – Mira Sachdeva
Title: Pdx1 (MODY4) regulates pancreatic beta cell susceptibility to ER stress

Dr. Williams F. Jeffers Prize – Brett McCray
Title: Disease mutations in Rab7 result in unregulated nucleatide exhange and inappropriate activation

Emergency Medicine Prize – Cordelia Stearns
Title: Antibiotic prescriptions are associated with increased patient satisfaction with emergency department visits for acute respiratory tract infections

Endocrine Award – Mark Yarchoan
Title: Treating the future diabetes epidemic: Endocrinology in medical residents' career preferences

George W. Householder, III Memorial Prize – Alec Schmaier
Title: Molecular priming of Lyn by GPVI allows an immune receptor to adopt a hemostatic role

ITMAT Prize for Clinical/Translational Research – Defne Amado
Title: Safety and Efficay of Subrentinal Re-Administration of a Viral Vector in Large Animals to Treat Congential Blindness

John G. Clark Prize – Karla Leavens
Title: Akt2 is Required for Hepatic Lipid Accumulation in Models of Insulin Resistance

John Glick Prize for Translational Cancer Research – Kelsey Johnson
Title: Safety and Efficacy of Tandem I-Metaiodobenzylguanidine Infusions in Relapsed/Refractory Neuroblastoma

Jonathan Rhoads Prize for Surgical Scholarship – Tovy Kamine
Title: Strokes in Ascending Aortic Surgery: Predictive and Protective Factors

Leonard Davis Institute’s William L. Kissick, MD, DrPH, Health Policy Research Prize – Adam Lessler
Title: Testing Low-Risk Patients for Suspected Pumonary Embolism: A Decision Analysis

Marc Levine Radiology Research Award – Marissa Albert
Title: Chemoembolization of Colorectal Liver Metastases with Cisplatin, Doxorubicin, Mitomycin C, Ethiodol, and Polyvinyl Alcohol

Mary Ellis Bell – Renuka Nayak
Title: Coexpression network based on natural variation in human gene expression reveals gene interactions and functions

Morton McCutcheon Memorial Prize – Dan Zlotoff
Title: CCR7 and CCR9 together recruit hematopoietic progenitors to adutl thymus

O.H. Perry Pepper Prize – Andrew Milby
Title: Disc height as a predictor of success in lumbar total disc replacement

Pediatric Research Prize – Anna Weiss
Title: Adjunct Corticosteroids in Children Hospitalized with Community Acquired Pneumonia

Renal Research Prize – Justin Ziemba
Title: Pediatric Urolithiasis: Clinical Predictors of Outcome

Richard K. Root Prize for Infectious Disease Research – Rodrigo Cerda
Title: Healthcare utilization and costs of a support program for patients living with HIV and TB in Peru

Richard K. Root Prize for Infectious Disease Research – Andrew Lippa
Title: Feedback Inhibition in the PhoQ/PhoP Signaling System by a Membrane Peptide

Robert M. Toll Prize – Terry Dean
Title: SLEEPLESS, a Ly-6/neurotoxin family member, regulates the levels, localization and activity of Shaker

Robert M. Toll Prize – Rachel Klein
Title: Quality of Life in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Rose Meadow Levinson Memorial Prize – Pat Ward
Title: The common feature of leukemia-associated IDH1 and IDH2 mutations is a meomorphic enzyme activity converting α-ketoglutarate to 2-hydroxyglutarate