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2022 Residents Trauma Papers Competition

Each year, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) holds the Resident Trauma Papers Competition. Residents from all surgical specialties and trauma fellows from all COT regions are eligible to compete.

The winners of the 44th Annual Resident Trauma Papers Competition were announced during the virtual COT Annual Meeting in March 2021. First- and second-place winners in Basic Laboratory Science and Clinical Research were recognized at the COT Business Session/Awards Presentation on Friday, March 11.

Congratulations to our 2022 National Resident Trauma Papers Competition Winners

FLTR: Jerome Jurkovich, MD, FACS, past Vice Chair, Committee on Trauma (past Scudder Orator), Committee on Trauma, Luis I. Ruffolo, MD (1st Place Clinical Research), Mark Barry, MD (2nd Place Basic Science), Jeongyoon (Jenny) Moon, MD (tied 2nd Place, Clinical Research), Mary Bokenkamp, MD (tied 2nd Place, Clinical Research), Jessie W. Ho, MD (1st Place Basic Science) and Patrick M. Reilly, MD, FACS, FCCP, Vice Chair, Committee on Trauma, Chair Regional Committees on Trauma

Basic Science

First place— Jessie W. Ho, MD
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
“Treatment with a Recombinant Cell Repair Protein Attenuates Brain Lesion Size in a Large Animal Model of Traumatic Brain Injury”

Second place— Mark Barry, MD
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
" Regulation of Vascular Endothelial and Intestinal Epithelial Integrity in Hemorrhagic Shock by Mesenchymal Stem Cell Extracellular Vesicles"

Clinical Research

First place— Luis I. Ruffolo, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
" Outcomes after Child Physical Abuse Are Associated with Community-Level Social Determinants of Health"

Tied Second place— Mary Bokenkamp, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
“Optimal Dose of Cryoprecipitate Infusion in Massive Transfusion following Traumatic Injury”

Tied Second place— Jeongyoon (Jenny) Moon, MD
McGill University, Montreal, QC
“Predictors of Clinical Deterioration and ICU Admission in Trauma Patients Transferred from Northern Quebec to a Level 1 Trauma Center: A Retrospective Cohort Study”

2022 Regional Winners

Region 1– Aaron R. Lambert, MD
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
“Endothelial Scramblases as an Independent Driver of Coagulopathy”

Region 1 - Mary Bokenkamp, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
“Optimal Dose of Cryoprecipitate Infusion in Massive Transfusion following Traumatic Injury”

Region 2 Luis I. Ruffolo, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
“Outcomes after Child Physical Abuse Are Associated with Community-Level Social Determinants of Health”

Region 3 Ahmad Zeineddin, MD
Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
“Trauma-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Are Sufficient to Induce Endothelial Dysfunction and Coagulopathy”

Region 4 William Risinger, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
“A New Pandemic and an Old Epidemic: The Impact of COVID-19 and Gun Violence as Measured by Years of Potential Life Lost in a US City”

Region 5 Jessie W. Ho, MD
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
“Treatment with a Recombinant Cell Repair Protein Attenuates Brain Lesion Size in a Large Animal Model of Traumatic Brain Injury”

Region 6 Michael C. Scott, MD, MPH
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
“The Effect of Dexmedetomidine on Microglia Cytokine Expression and Metabolic Enzyme Activity”

Region 7 Annie K. Hess, MD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
“Severe Injury Associated Immature Neutrophil Phenotype in a Trauma Cohort”

Region 8 Margot DeBot, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz, Aurora, CO
“Shock Induces Vascular Endothelial Permeability after Traumatic Injury through Breakdown of Endothelial Junctions Mediated via Decreased Rac1/RhoA Activation Ratio”

Region 9 Mark Barry, MD
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
“Regulation of Vascular Endothelial and Intestinal Epithelial Integrity in Hemorrhagic Shock by Mesenchymal Stem Cell Extracellular Vesicles”

Region 10 Katherine Stern, MD
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Artificial Intelligence to Anticipate Sepsis in Critically Ill Trauma Patients 

Region 11 Hayley Forbes, MD
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
“Association between Non-Accidental Trauma and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Single Centre Retrospective Analysis”

Region 12 Jeongyoon Moon, MD
McGill University, Montreal, QC
“Predictors of Clinical Deterioration and ICU Admission in Trauma Patients Transferred from Northern Quebec to a Level 1 Trauma Center: A Retrospective Cohort Study”

Region 13 James M. Williams, MD
Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
“In Vivo Application of an Absorbable Bioengineered Pectin Patch is Comparable to Non-Anatomic Surgical Resection for Management of a Lung Laceration in a Swine Model”

Region 14 Julián Chica, MD
Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia
“Hypertonic Saline for Early Abdominal Fascial Closure after a Damage Control Laparotomy: Results of a Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial”

Region 15 Felix Bläsius, MD
University Hospital RWTH, Aachen, Germany
“The Role of EMMPRIN(CD147)-Mediated Estrogen Effects on the Posttraumatic Immune Response and Kupffer Cell Activation in a Murine Model of Hemorrhagic Shock”

Region 16 Goo Zhen Qiang, MBBS, MRCSEd
University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Reduction of the Duration of Mechanical Ventilation Using the TRACH Score to Guide Early Tracheotomy in Neurosurgical Cases”

2022 Regional Winners, Discussants, and Moderators

FLTR Back row: Mary Bokenkamp, MD, Mark Barry, MD, Ahmad Zeineddin, MD, Michael C. Scott, MD, MPH, Luis I. Ruffolo, MD, Aaron R. Lambert, MD, Felix Bläsius, MD, Margo DeBot, MD, Jeongyoon (Jenny) Moon, MD, Hayley Forbes, MD

FLTR Middle row: Goo Zhen Qiang, MD, Avery B. Nathens, MD, PhD, FACS, Julian Chica, MD, Julia R. Coleman, MD, MPH, Jeffrey D. Kerby, MD, PhD, FACS, Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS, Kimball I. Maull, MD, FACS, Leonard J. Weireter, Jr., MD, FACS, David H. Livingston, MD, FACS, Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, FACS, Brendan T. Campbell, MD, MPH, FACS, Cherisse D. Berry, MD, FACS

FLTR Seated: Jessie W. Ho, MD, Katherine Stern, MD, James M. Williams, MD, William Risinger, MD, Gregory J. Jurkovich, MD, FACS, Patrick M. Reilly, MD, FACS, FCCP, Ernest E. Moore, MD, FACS, M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, Warren C. Dorlac, MD, FACS, Rachel M. Russo, MD, MAS