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Year Turcotte Award Enrichment Award
2022 Jason O. Robertson, MD, MS
Cleveland Clinic
Function of Endothelial Stem Cells in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Brett M. Tracy, MD
The Ohio State University
Biomarker Response to Amantadine & Improving Neurorecovery:
The BRAIN Study
2021 Joal D. Beane, MD
The Ohio State University
Ex Vivo Generation of Tumor-Reactive T Cells Using an Immune-Enhanced, Patient-Derived Tumor Organoid-on-a-Chip (iTOC)
Kyle J. Van Arendonk, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Characterizing and Addressing Disparities in Surgical Care among Rural Children
2020 Lawrence Lee, MD, PhD
McGill University Health Centre
Use of a Mobile App (CareSense) to Improve Patient-Physician Communication, Patient Engagement, and Health Outcomes in Digestive Diseases
View Final Report
Clayton C. Petro, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Parastomal Hernia Repair Utilizing the Retromuscular Sugarbaker versus Keyhole Mesh Techniques: A Registry-Based Randomized Controlled Trial
2019 Sameer Patel, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Kv1.3 in Pancreas Ductal Adenocarcinoma
View Final Report
Jonathan Bath, MD
The Curators of the University of Missouri
Quantification of Perfusion in Peripheral Arterial Disease Based on Remote-Sensing Infrared Thermography (RSIT)
View Final Report
2018 Carlos Chan, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
Effect of Biliary Bacterial Contamination in Peritoneal Metastasis of Peri-Ampullary Cancer
Bart Rose, MD, MAS
University of Alabama Birmingham
Targeted Treatment of Metastatic GI Neuroendocrine Tumors in an Ex Vivo Model
2017 Courtney Balentine, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Pilot Evaluation of the Virtual Acute Care for Elders Program for Older Patients Having Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery
Salman Ahmad, MD
University of Missouri Health Care
Traumatic Platelet Inhibition via Dense Granules and Flow Cytometry: A Mixing Study with Normal and Emergency General Surgery Patients
2016 Samantha Tarras, MD
Wayne State University
The Utility of the Measurement of Clostridium Difficile Toxin Levels and Toxin Gene Sequences in Blood Samples to Index Disease Severity: An Earlier Marker than Clinical Parameters?
Daniel I-Hsin Chu, MD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Detailing The Role of the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Anastomotic Healing, Leaks and Outcomes after Colorectal
2015 Steven J. Schwulst, MD
Northwestern University
The Role of Innate Immunity in the Traumatic Brain Injury-induced Immune Suppression Syndrome
Evie Carchman, MD
University of Wisconsin
The Role of Autophagy in Anal Cancer Prevention
2014 Fumito Ito, MD, PhD
University of Michigan Health System
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Generate Patient and Tumor Specific T Cells
Joshua M. V. Mammen, MD, PhD, MBA
University of Kansas Medical Center
Targeting Notch in Melanoma Stem Cells
2013 David F. Schneider, MD, MS
University of Wisconsin
The Effect of Immune Modulating Medications on Solid Tumor Incidence and Stage at Presentation in Non-Transplant Patients
Philip Wai, MD
Loyola University
Characterization of Immune-Editing Mechanisms in the Microenvironment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
2012 Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin
Identification and Characterization of Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immune Defects in Hirschsprung’s Disease
Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
CDK Inhibition and Restoration of SMAD3 Signaling in Aggressive Breast Cancer Subtypes
2011 Anthony Visioni, MD
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Modulating KLF4 to Target Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Melanoma
2010 David P. Foley, MD
University of Wisconsin
Determing the Role of Nrf2 in a Murine Model of Hepatic Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
2009 David J. Bentrem, MD
Northwestern University
Study of 5-Lipoxygenase, an Arachidonic Acid Pathway Enzyme, in Colon Cancer
2008 Clifford S. Cho, MD
University of Wisconsin
Experimental Manipulation of Melanoma-Induced Immune Suppression
2007 Charles P. Heise, MD
University of Wisconsin
Salmonella mediated type III Secretion of Interleukin-10 for Prevention of Th2 mediated Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2006 Katharine Yao, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
TraumaList and LoyolaList: A Pilot Project to Improve “Hand Off” Communications and Workflow Efficiency
2005 Andy C. Chiou, MD
University of Illinois
Surgical Resident Rotation in the Office of Human Research Oversight’s Institutional Review Board
2004 Mark R. Hemmila, MD
University of Michigan
Trauma Care Quality Improvement
2003 Hank C. Hill, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Neoadjuvant Tumor Immunotherapy in a Surgical Metastasis Model
2002 Christian M. Schmidt, MD
Indiana University
The Role of Cyclooxygenase-2 in Human and Pancreatic Experimental Tumorigenesis
2001 Tina Desai, MD
University of Chicago
The Role of IL-6 in Hypoxic Endothelial Barrier Dysfunction
2000 Henry J. Schiller, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Alveolar Mechanics and Ventilator Induced Lung Injury
1999 Jeffrey J. Susman, MD
University of Cincinnati
Modulation of Type 1/Type 2 Tumor Immune Responses to Improve Adoptive Immunotherapy
1998 Randall S. Sung, MD
University of Michigan
Cytokine Inhibition in Adenovirus-Mediated Gene Transfer
1997 Peter Angelos, MD
Northwestern University
The Teaching of Ethics in Surgical Training: The Development of a Curriculum

Scott A. Engum, MD
Indiana University
The Teaching of Ethics in Surgical Training: The Development of a Curriculum
1996 Scott A. Dulchavsky, MD
Wayne State University
Renal Apoptosis During Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
1995 Frank E. Johnson, MD
St. Louis University
International Traveling Scholarship in Health Outcomes Research