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May 13, 2016
Waltham Woods Conference Center
within the headquarters of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, Massachusetts


Thank you to those who attended this year’s NESS Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day. Below are this year’s award winners.

1st Place Basic Science
Donor Mesenchymal Stem Cell Trafficking after Trans-Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy (TRASCET) in a Normal Rodent Model
Christopher D. Graham, Hester Shieh, Joseph A. Brazzo III, Lucas Rohrer, Alexander Papadakis, Amy H.S. Pan, David Zurakowski, Dario O. Fauza
Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

1st Place Clinical
Wide Variation and Excessive Dosage of Narcotic Prescriptions for Common General Surgical Procedures
Maureen Hill, Michelle McMahon, Ryland Stucke, Richard Barth, Jr.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2nd Place Basic Science
Overcoming Barriers to Survival following Pig-to-Baboon Liver Xenotransplantation
Jigesh A. Shah, Matthew J. O’Neil, James F. Markmann, David H. Sachs, Parsia A. Vagefi
Center for Transplantation Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2nd Place Clinical
Impact of Extramural Vascular Invasion on Colon Cancer Outcomes
Ramzi Amri, Anne Dinaux, Liliana Bordeianou, David Berger
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

View the Preliminary Program

Research Presentation Day award recipients will be selected in the categories of Clinical Research and Basic Science. The First Place recipients will be slated for automatic poster presentation at the NESS 95th Annual Meeting. First Place recipients and runners-up will also have the option to have their abstracts reviewed by the NESS Program Committee for consideration of oral presentation (Podium, Brief, or Specialty Session) at the Annual Meeting. These authors will be notified of this option and will need to notify the NESS administrative offices of their willingness to have their work considered for NESS Annual Meeting oral presentation within two weeks of their selection as award recipients.


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