2018 Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference Award Recipients

Bottom Left: Georgia CTSA Principal Investigators - Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine; Andrés J. García, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology; Bradley Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, University of Georgia; Henry Blumberg, MD, Emory University; W. Robert Taylor, MD, PhD, Emory University with Outstanding Pre-Doctoral Poster Presentation, Erin Kaiser, BSA, (center) University of Georgia. Bottom Right: Georgia CTSA Principal Investigators with Outstanding Oral Abstract Presentation Jessica G. Shantha, MD, (center) Emory University
Four abstract winners were announced during the February 22-23, 2018 Georgia CTSA Clinical & Translational Science Conference at Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA. The recipients were among researchers who presented the best new clinical and translational research in Georgia. Presenters were judged on scientific content and the ability to communicate their findings by the weight of impact. There were three poster presentation winners and one oral presentation winner out of nearly 120 submissions:
Outstanding Faculty Poster Presentation
Jung Sun Lee, PhD, RDN, professor of food and nutrition, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (UGA SNAP-Ed): Evidence-based Research and Outreach to Promote Nutritional Health of Vulnerable Georgian
Outstanding Pre-Doctoral Poster Presentation
Erin Kaiser, BSA, University of Georgia

Human neural stem cell extracellular vesicles promote acute and chronic recovery in a porcine model of ischemic stroke
Outstanding Post-Doctoral Poster Presentation
David P. Serota, MD, infectious disease fellow, Department of Medicine and medical house staff, Emory University

Predictors of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake and persistence in a cohort of young black men who have sex with men in Atlanta, Georgia
Outstanding Oral Abstract Presentation
Jessica G. Shantha, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine

Ebola Virus Persistence in Ocular Tissues and Fluids (EVICT) Study: Ebolavirus RT-PCR Results and Cataract Surgery Outcomes. Read more about her work here.

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