Summer 2016  

Annual Meeting Awards

ASCRS Awards
ASCRS Best Paper Award

  • Simvastatin Enhances Radiation Sensitivity of Colorectal Cancer Cells by Targeting the EGFR-RAS-ERK Axis GeorgioKaragkounis, J. Devecchio, M. Kalady, Cleveland, OH

General Surgery Forum Best Paper Award

  • Should We “Eat” the Cost of Doughnuts? No Clinical Benefit from Routine Histologic Examination of Doughnuts at Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer Jeremy Sugrue, F. Dagbert, S. Marecik, J. Blumetti, V. Chaudhry, R. Emmadi, A. Mellgren, A. J. Nordenstam, Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL

The ASCRS Barton Hoexter, MD, Best Video Award

  • Perineal Anatomy for Colorectal Surgeons Mehmet Kuzu, H. Acar, A. Comert, M. Guner, Ankara, Turkey

2016 ASCRS Traveling Fellow Award

  • Conservatively Treated Diverticular Abscess Associated with High Risk of Recurrence and Disease Complications Kyle Cologne, B. Devaraj, W. Liu, A. Kaiser, Los Angeles, CA

Regional Society Awards
The Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award (Surgical Resident)

  • miR-1247 Suppresses Tumor Growth in Methylator Phenotype Colorectal Cancers Jennifer Liang, W. Zhou, D. DeVecchio, J. Church, M. Kalady, Cleveland, OH, Auckland, New Zealand

The Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Durand Smith, MD, Award (Basic Science/Podium)

  • The Role of Pharmacologic Modulation of Autophagy on Anal Cancer Development in a HPV Mouse Model of Carcinogenesis Evie Carchman, K. Matkowskyj, L. Meske, A. Romero, H. Sleiman, D. Knaack, M. Lawrence

The New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award (Clinical/Podium)

  • Indeterminate Colitis Precision into Crohn’s Colitis and Ulcerative Colitis Using Molecular Biometrics Amosy E. M’Koma, A. Williams, A. Sakwe, D. Smoot, M. Washington, B. Ballard, T. Geiger, Nashville, TN

The Northern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award (Clinical Podium)

  • Identifying Predictors of Success of the LIFT Procedure in the Treatment of Fistula-in-ano: Does Location Matter? Sami Chadi, D. Bekele, F. Rodrigues, E. Weiss, D. Maron, G. da Silva, S. Wexner, J. Nogueras, Weston, FL

The Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award (Clinical/Podium)

  • Hospital Variability in Use of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients with Stage 2 and 3 Colon Cancer Ian Paquette, M. Daly, D. Hanseman, D. Abbott, S. Shah, Cincinnati, OH

The Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons William C. Bernstein, MD, Award (Basic Science/Poster)

  • Comprehensive Human Papillomavirus Genotyping and Outcomes in Anal Cancer: An NRG Oncology/RTOG 98-11 Tissue Specimen Study Erin Siegel, J. Moughan, A. Ajidahun, A. Magliocco, B. Riggs, J. Simko, C. Guha, D. Shibata, Memphis, TN, Tampa, FL, San Francisco, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Bronx, NY

The Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award (Clinical Poster)

  • Towards the Adoption of Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME): Assessment of a Structured Training Program and the Experience of Surgeon Trainees Arielle DuBose, J. Burke, M. Wilson, G. Nassif, T. DeBeche-Adams, J. Monson, S. Atallah, Orlando, FL

Research Foundation of the ASCRS

Research Forum Works in Progress Award

  • Comparing Orthotopic Colorectal Cancer Mouse Models for Primary Tumor Growth and Subsequent Metastasis Nathan Hite, D. Beck, T. Hicks, B. Kann, D. Vargas, C. Whitlow, D. Margolin, New Orleans, LA

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Awards

  • The Robert W. Beart, Jr., MD 2015 Impact Paper of the Year Award
    American Joint Committee on Cancer and College of American Pathologists Regression Grade: A New Prognostic Factor in Rectal Cancer Matthew Kalady, A. Mace, R. Pai, L. Stocchi, Cleveland, OH

  • The Victor W. Fazio, MD Award for Editorial Excellence
    In recognition of his outstanding work on behalf of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Scott E. Regenbogen, MD, Ann Arbor, MI
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