2019 Georgia Clinical & Translation Science Conference Awards

Georgia CTSA Principal Investigators - W. Robert Taylor, MD, PhD, Emory University; Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC, Morehouse School of Medicine; Henry Blumberg, MD, Emory University; Bradley Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, University of Georgia; Andrés J. García, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology with Oral Presentation Winner, Woojin Han, PhD, (second from right) Georgia Institute of Technology

At the conclusion of the 2nd annual statewide Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference on March 1, 2019 at Callaway Gardens, four abstract winners were recognized. From over 100 presentations, three poster presentation winners and one oral presentation winner were selected.

The main criteria used in the judging included scientific content and the ability to relay their findings by the weight of impact. These researchers were recognized for their presentations of the best new clinical and translational research in Georgia.

1st Place Clinical Poster Presentation

Elizabeth Walker, MSc, Emory University, School of Medicine

“Dialysis Facility Profit Status and Referral for Kidney Transplantation”

1st Place Translational Poster Presentation – Tie

Kasra Moazzami, Emory University, School of Medicine

“Change in Circulating Progenitor Cells During Exercise Stress Testing and Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease”

Cassie Grimsley Ackerley, M.D., Emory University, School of Medicine

“The Effects of Aging on the Rectal Mucosal CD4+ T cell Compartment and Its Implications for HIV Transmission”

Oral Presentation

Woojin Han, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

“Wnt7a-Releasing Hydrogel for Enhancing Local Skeletal Muscle Regeneration”