2019 Resident Paper Competition

The AVAS has proudly sponsored its annual resident and student paper competition for many years. All resident presenters are afforded the opportunity to submit manuscripts to JAMA Surgery for consideration of publication. Winners of the overall Resident/Student competition at the 2019 AVAS Annual meeting were as follows: Best Quickshot ($200) Shirley Liu PALLIATIVE CARE IS UNDERUTILIZED AND IMPACTS HEALTHCARE COSTS IN RUPTURED ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS Best Basic Science ($300) Mia Klein AN INJECTABLE TISSUE-FACTOR TARGETED NANOFIBER TO SLOW NON-COMPRESSIBLE TORSO HEMORRHAGE Best Medical Student ($200) Alia Mowery INCREASED RISK OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER IN AGENT ORANGE EXPOSED VIETNAM ERA VETERANS Best Clinical #1 ($300) Maren Shipe INTEGRATING FUNGAL AND CANCER BIOMARKERS IN THE EVALUATION OF INDETERMINATE PULMONARY NODULES Best Clinical #2 ($200) Benjamin Resio FUTILE SURGERY? AN ANALYSIS OF EXTREMELY HIGH-RISK SURGERY AT NSQIP HOSPITALS Best Overall ($500) Nader Zamani INFLUENCE OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE ON LONG-TERM MORTALITY FOLLOWING MAJOR OPERATIONS IN A NATIONAL COHORT OF VETERANS In addition, the AVAS proudly sponsors the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Region 13 VA Resident Trauma competition at its annual meeting. The winners of this year's competition was Dr. Mia Klein, MD, (University of North Carolina) who presented her basic science paper on AN INJECTABLE TISSUE-FACTOR TARGETED NANOFIBER TO SLOW NON-COMPRESSIBLE TORSO HEMORRHAGE and Dr. Michelle B Mulder, MD (University of, Miami Fl) who presented her clinical paper on DOES FIBRINOLYSIS SHUTDOWN INCREASE MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN ADULTS WITH POLYTRAUMA AND BRAIN INJURY? Both resident winners will represent the VA at the ACS COT Military Region 13 Excelsior Society Meeting to be held October 2019 at the ACS Annual Clinical Congress. The winners of that competition will receive transportation to the Annual ACS COT meeting held in March 2020. We encourage AVAS members to remind their staff and affiliates of this opportunity.

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