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Congratulations to Kyle Remick and Sarah Greer who were selected to receive an Honorable Mention Award in the 3rd Annual EAST Oriens Award for Careers in Trauma.

There were a record 43 applicants from all over the country. Judging and scoring of essays on "This is Why I Want a Career in Trauma", were completed by 8 Committee Members. All essays were blinded to author names and institutions, as much as possible. There was one Winner and 9 Honorable Mention awards.

All Oriens Award recipients will attend a luncheon on Thursday January 12, 2012, and will be recognized with a certificate at the EAST Awards Ceremony on Friday January 13, 2012

Click here to read Kyle's essay.

The American College of Surgeons, Committe on Trauma (COT) has a yearly paper competition. Joe Sakran was the primary investigator of a study entitled "The Utility of Procalcitonin in Critically Ill Trauma Patients", which was the first study in the United States evaluating the following in critically ill trauma patients : 1. The natural history of procalcitonin post-injury, 2. If procalcitonin can be used as a predictor of sepsis, 3. The association of procalcitonin with mortality. This study took first place in the District of Columbia COT competition for the clinical investigation category on November 4, 2011. Winning the state competition resulted in subsequent presentation at the Region III COT competition, at the Medical College of Virginia on December 3, 2011 where we came in second place. The study has been selected for presentation at the Raymond Alexander, MD paper competition at the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma annual meeting in January of 2012 in Disneyland.

Congratulation to Daniel Holena for Winning 1st Prize for the Best Oral Presentation at the European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery in Milan, Italy in April 2011.
Winning Lecture Title: "Trauma Bay Predictors of Mortality After Massive Transfusion Protocol Activation: a Ten Year Experience".

Joseph Sakran was awarded the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Oriens Award.
Joshua Isserman awarded “Best Undergraduate Research Prize” at Sackler Faculty of Medicine Research Symposium on Basic and Clinical Science for his work on “Emergency Research: Does a History of Trauma Resuscitation Influence Patient Attitudes?”

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