Congratulations to the 2017 TNACS Annual Meeting Resident Paper Competition Award Winners!

Cancer Paper Competition – Dr. Fleming
First place: Predictors for the development and functional outcomes of scoliosis in long-term survivors of sarcoma, Rodrigo B. Interiano
Second place: Better Late than Never? An Examination of Adherence to Adjuvant Therapy Guidelines for Stage III Colon Cancer in an Underserved Region, Whitney Guerrero

Trauma Paper Competition – Dr. Guillamondegui
First place: Prognosis of Diffuse Axonal Injury with Traumatic Brain Injury, Stephen Humble
Second place: Transferred Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Do Not Require Routine Repeat Computed Tomography, Michael Lew
Stephen Humble is a medical student; Dr. Lew will represent the TN COT at the regional competition.

Basic Science Competition – Dr. Arnold
First place: Characterization of noggin expression and function during human esophageal development and implications on esophageal atresia development, Carolina Pinzon-Guzman
Second place: ATP mediates vascular tissue response to mechanical stretch injury, Christy Guth

Clinical Science Competition – Dr. Arnold
First place: Growth Outcomes in CHARM (Cloaca, Hirschsprung disease, Anorectal Malformation) Patients, Laura Veras
Second place: Outcomes after robotic versus laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: A Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program national database analysis, Eric Mace

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