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Abstract Submission Closed.

Friday, May 9, 2014
UMass Medical Center
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655

Basic Science

First Place:

Novel KIT/CSF1R Inhibitor is Superior to Imantinib in a Spontaneous Mouse Model of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
Teresa Kim, MD, Michael J. Cavnar, MD, Eric C. Sorenson, MD, Jonathan B. Greer, MD, Noah A. Cohen, MD, Adrian M. Seifert, MD, Megan H. Crawley, BS, Benjamin L. Green, BS, Shan Zeng, MD, PhD,
Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD

Second Place:

A Novel Approach to Targeted Oncologic Therapy - Co-Culture Viability of Polymer Prodrug Conjugation to Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Kaitlyn Wong, MD, N. Panzarino, MS, Samantha McRae, BS, Richard Arenas, MD,
Sallie Schneider, PhD, T. Emrick, PhD
Baystate Medical Center


First Place:

Mortality and Management of Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the United States
Melissa A. Hull MD1*, Jeremy G. Fisher MD1*, Ivan M. Gutierrez MD1, Brian A. Jones MD1,
Kuang Horng Kang MD1, Michael Kenny MA2, David Zurakowski PhD1, Biren P. Modi MD1,
Jeffrey D. Horbar MD2, Tom Jaksic MD, PhD1
*Co-First Authors 1Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, 2Vermont Oxford Network, Burlington, VT

Second Place:

Discriminating Thyroid Nodules in Real Time Using an Integrated Elastic Scattering Biopsy Syringe
Nicholas J. Giordano, Hyunsuk Suh, Eladio Rodriguez-Diaz, Ousama A'amar, Irving J. Bigio, Stephanie L. Lee, Jennifer E. Rosen
Boston University

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 93rd 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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