Six researchers were honored at a poster presentation during the Sixth Annual Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Meeting, "From Academic Centers to Population Health," on Sept. 26.
Winners were honored for the top three posters in the both the Indiana CTSI-supported researcher category and the scholars and trainees category. Each winner received $1,000.
The winners in the Indiana CTSI-supported researcher category were:
· Robin K. Fuchs, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy in the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at IUPUI, "Bone Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy."
· Laurie Littlepage, Ph.D., Campbell Family Assistant Professor of Cancer Research and a member of the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame, "The Oncogene ZNF217 Promotes Breast Cancer Chemoresistance."
· Janet E. Panoch, M.D., a research assistant in the Department of OB-GYN at the IU School of Medicine, "Patient Communication Skills Training for High School Health and Wellness Classes."
The winners in the scholars and trainees category were:
· David W. McIlwain, a predoctoral researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the IU School of Medicine, "APE1/Ref-1 Regulates Survivin-Mediated Drug Resistance in Prostate Cancer Cells."
· Eric Orman, M.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Medicine at the IU School of Medicine, "Delirium is Associated with Poor Outcomes in Patients with Cirrhosis."
· Emily K. Sims, M.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine, "Beta Cell Derived miR-21 as an Intrinsic Protective Response and Biomarker in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus."
McIlwain is also a recipient of the Indiana CTSI Predoctoral (Trainee) Award. Drs. Orman and Sims are also the recipients of the Indiana CTSI Postdoctoral (Young Investigator) Award. Drs. Fuchs, Littlepage and Panoch have also received support from the Indiana CTSI.