Elliot V. Newman Prize

Elliot Voss Newman was a distinguished cardiologist, scientist, medical scholar and teacher. A graduate of Harvard College and Medical School, he came to Vanderbilt from Johns Hopkins in 1952 to start a program of clinical physiology and research. At one point, he was the author of the electrocardiography chapter in Harrisons’ Textbook of Medicine and of the renal physiology chapter in Cecil and Loeb’s textbook. He was a pioneer in the development of medical engineering and the use of applied mathematics and computer science for clinical problems. Dr. Newman was the first Joe and Morris Werthan Professor of Experimental Medicine at Vanderbilt and was founder of the Clinical Research Center, which bears his name. He was a friend and mentor to medical students and house officers alike and helped to promote many scientific careers. An award is given to the house officer or medical student whose research is judged most meritorious by the VUMC Research Forum Review Committee.

Elliot V. Newman Prize Recipients

Brian T. Craig, M.D., Resident, General Surgery
Induced Differentiation Inhibits Sphere Formation in Neuroblastoma

Paul Whiting, M.D., Fellow, Orthopaedic Trauma
BMI as a predictor of perioperative complications following Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery: An ACS-NSQIP analysis

Emily Zern, B.A., Vanderbilt Medical Student III
B Cell Responses to HIV Antigen are a Potent Correlate of Viremia in HIV-1 Infection and Improve with PD-1 Blockade

Ciara M. Shaver, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Fellow, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation is Independantly Associated with Increased Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

Bobak Parang, B.A, Vanderbilt Medical Student II
BVES Suppresses Inflammatory Carcinogenesis

Young Min Lee, B.S.P.H., Vanderbilt Medical Student II
Recovery from Sports-Related Concussion: Days to Return to Neurocognitive Baseline in Adolescents vs. Young Adults

Jonathan Kropski, M.D., Clinical Fellow, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
"Murine Herpesvirus-68 Infection Exacerbates Endoplasmic-reticulum Stress in Alveolar Epithelial Cells and Acts as a 'Second Hit' in the Development of Lung Fibrosis"

Patrick C. Drayna, M.D., Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
"Ketamine Sedation is not Associated with Clinically Meaningful Elevation of Intraocular Pressure"

Stephen Tourjee, B.A., 3rd year medical student (VMS)
"The Impact of Nerve Blocks on Opioid Use and Hospital Length of Stay in Patients with Traumatic Lower-Extremity Injury."

Yong I. Cha, M.D., Ph.D., Resident, Radiation Oncology
“Sensitivity of HPV (+) Oropharyngeal Head and Neck Cancers to Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase, PARP, Inhibition, Due to Defective DNA Damage Response”

Daniel J. Moore, M.D., Ph.D. - Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology
“Targeting the Nuclear Import Shuttle Resolves Insulitis and Arrests Type 1 Diabetes”

Joyce P. Granger, M.D. - Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
“Reliability of End Tidal CO2 Monitoring in Acute Pediatric Asthmatic Attack”

Shih-Hsin Eddy Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Resident, Radiation Oncology
"Mechanism of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Blockade Induced Myelosupression in Lung Cancer Patients Treated with Anti-VEGF Therapy"

Jamie N. Deis, M.D., Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
"Parental Knowledge and Use of Preventive Asthma Care Measures"

Shi-Hsin Eddy Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Resident, Radiation Oncology
"Lithium protects hippocampal cells by enhancing DNA-PK-dependent nonhomologous end joining of radiation-induced chromosomal breaks"

Bradley VanSickle, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Endocrinology
"Poor glucose control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes is associated with increased IL-8 but reduced IGF-1"

Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D., Resident, Psychiatry
"Endocannabinoid Signaling Modulates Dendritic Spine Density in Prefrontal Cortical Pyramidal Neurons"

Eitan Friedman, 4th year medical student (Vanderbilt)
"The Effects of Tadalafil on Cold-Induced Vasoconstriction in Patients with Raynaud’s Phenomenon"

Siam Oottamasathien, M.D. - Clinical Fellow, Urology - Pediatric Urology
"Formation of Bladder Tissue from Embryonic Stem Cells"

Jennifer Schuberth, M.D. - Clinical Fellow, Internal Medicine
"Changes in Residency Work Hours: Impact of the Short Call Team on Length of Stay and Quality of Care for Heart Failure"

Heidi A. Smith, M.D. - Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care
“Nitric Oxide Precursors and Congenital Heart Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Citrulline"
HAB Smith, JA Canter, FE Barr, ML Summar

Fred Y. Wu, Ph.D. - VMS, Class of 2007
“A Paradoxical Role of p27 Tumor Suppressor: Reduction of Cytosolic p27KIP1 Protein
Decreases Akt Stability and Inhibits Cancer Cell Motility, Survival, and tumorigenicity”
Fred Y. Wu, S. Emily Wang, Melinda Sanders, and Carlos L. Arteaga

Jennifer Halpern, M.D. – Resident, Orthopaedics
“Evolution of an In Vivo Bioreactor: Vascularized Scaffold Generate Novel Host Bone"
Jennifer Halpern, M.D., Ginger Holt, M.D., Thomas Dovan, M.D., David Hamming,
B.A., and Herbert Schwartz, M.D.

Elisabeth D. Riviello, VMS, Class of 2006
"HIV in Botswana:Saliva Test Validation, CD4 Cell Counts, Prevalence, and Incidence"
Elisabeth D. Riviello, Trevor Peter, Joseph Makhema, Soyeon Kim, Max Essex

Hector A. Malave, M.D. - Clinical Fellow, Cardiology
“Bradykinin and Bradykinin 1-5 Inhibit Thrombin-Induced Platelet Aggregation in
Hector A. Malave, Italo Biaggioni, Douglas E. Vaughan, Laine J. Murphey, and Nancy J. Brown.

John V. Williams, M.D. - Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
"Molecular Analysis of the Infant B Cell Response To RSV"
John V. Williams, Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp, Elizabeth E. Bures, Koichi Kusuhara,
JamesE. Crowe, Jr.

Alan Q. Thomas, M.D. - Clinical Fellow, Pulmonary
"Heterozygosity For A Surfactant Protein C Gene Mutation Associated With UIP and
Cellular NSIP In One Kndred"
Alan Q. Thomas, Kirk Lane, John Phillips III, Melissa Prince, Cheryl Markin, Radhika
Gaddipati, Annis Marney, Joyce Johnson, Richard Roberts, Jonathan Haines,Mildred
Stahlman, and James E. Loyd.

L. James Wudel, Jr., M.D. – Resident, General Surgery
"Treatment with a Dominant Negative I-kB Prevents Organ Inflammation
Following Hepatic Cryoablation"
L. James Wudel, Jr., M.D., Ruxanna Sadikot, M.D., Tara Allos, M.D., John Christman,
M.D., Timothy Blackwell, M.D., William C. Chapman, M.D., FACS

Ingrid Marie Meszoely, M.D. - Resident, General Surgery
"Transforming Growth Factor a(TGFa) Induces Proliferation of PDX1-
Expressing Pancreatic Ductal Epithelium from Isolated Pancreatic Acini"
Ingrid Meszoely, M.D., A. L. Means, C. R. Scoggins, M.D., L. Yang, S. Y. Song, R. J.
Coffey, S. D. Leach

Kelly S. A. Blair, M.D. - Resident, General Surgery
"Effects of Thromboxane Synthase Inhibition on Hyperacute Rejection of Lungs (HALR)
Trangenic for Human Decay Accelerating Factor (hDAF)