Past Winners

Travel Award Winners

2013 Travel Award: Brankica Paunovic, Danbury Hospital

2012 Travel Award: William W Bivin, Allegheny General Hospital

2011 Travel Award: Dr. Stephanie L. Claasen, Madigan Army Medical Center

2010 Travel Award: Dr. Na’im Fanaian, Orlando Health; Dr. Uyen Phuong Le, University of Vermont

2009 Travel Award: Soumya Pandey, MD, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN; Tanya Varma, MD, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, LA; Xiaoping Zhou, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Christina Arnold, MD, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

2008 Travel Award: J. Schallheim, M.D. George Washington Hospital; Jeffrey Henderson, M.D., University of Arizona, Dustin Shackleton, M.D., OHSU, Portland, OR , Sally Easter, M.D., University of Colorado; Rachel Hudacko, M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

2007 Travel Award: John Carpenter, M.D University of Arizona, AZ.; Camtu Truong, M.D. University of Oklahoma, OK.; Cory Fraser, M.D. University of Hawaii, HI.; Mikhail Lisovsky, M.D. University of Massachusetts, MA.; Angela Bartley, M.D. University of Arizona, AZ

2006 Travel Award: Asima Arslan, M.D U. Medicine & Dentistry, New Brunswick, NJ.; Christopher N. Chapman, M.D. Baystate Health Systems /Tufts Medical U. MA; Robert L. Hutton, Sr., M.D. Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX.; Roger Klain Moreira, M.D. Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.; Alexandros D. Polydorides, M.D. New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY.

2004 Travel Award: Heike Varnholt, M.D. Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA

2002 Travel Award: Carol Willis, M.D. University of Missouri

2001 Travel Award:Glenda Amog, M.D. Danbury Hospital, Connecticut


Abstract Award Winners

2013 Abstract Award Winner: Alexis Scherl, MD, PhD, MicroRNAs as Regulators of Colorectal Cancer Hepatic Metastasis

Clinical Fellow in Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine

Runner Ups

David H Gonzalo Gene Expression Profiling of Serrated Colorectal Polyps: Identification of Genes That differentiate Hyperplastic Polyps (HPs) from Sessile Serrated Polyps(SSPs) 

Jeanne Shen, Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


2012 Abstract Award Winner: Aatur Singhi, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Acinar Cell Cystadenoma of the Pancreas: A Benign Neoplasm or Non-Neoplastic Ballooning of Ducts


Runner Ups

David Hernande Gonzalo, Cleveland Clinic: Hirschsprung’s Disease and Calretinin in Inadequate Biopsies

Bing Ren, University of Rochester Medical Center: MACC1, a Potential Diagnosis Marker for Early Stage Colorectal Cancer


2011 Abstract Award: Kevin Golden, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

High Goblet Cell Density Protects Against Progression to Adenocarcinoma in Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus.


2010 Abstract Award

Dr. Shelby Melton, UT Southwestern Medical Center. COMMD1 is an inhibitor of intestinal inflammation and colitis in a myeloid-specific knockout mouse model.

Dr. Julianne Purdy , University of Michigan. Nodal Scar but not Proliferation Index Predicts Worse Survival in Treated Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Dr. SunTrea Hammer, University of Michigan. Duodenal Lymphocytosis with Normal Villous Architecture: How Often is it Celiac Disease?

Dr. Huankai Hu, Case Western Reserve. Utilization of Notch1 and Prion Markers to Detecting Pluripotent Pancreatic Cells: An autopsy study

2009 Abstract Award

Rish Pai, MD, University of Chicago

Identification of Histologically Unique Adenomas That Arise Predominately in Patients with CIMP-Associated Polyps

Pai RK, Noffsinger A, Hart J

Camtu Truong, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Assessing HER-2/neu Protein Expression and Gene Alteration in Gastric Cancer: Comparing Arrayed Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) Technique with Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization (FISH).

Truong CD, Feng W, Li W, Khoury T, Yao J, Xie K, Tan D.

Runners Up:

Maria Westerhoff, MD, University of Chicago

CD61, CD31 and CD34 Improve Diagnostic Accuracy in Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia and Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy

Westerhoff M, Noffsinger A, Miller J, Hart J

2008 Abstract Award

Lymphocytic Esophagitis in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Manifestation of Upper Gastrointestinal Crohn Disease

AD Vanderheyden, J Ellison, D Ebach, CS Jensen.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Runners Up:

Non-Adenomatous Dysplasia in Barrett s Esophagus: A Clinical, Pathologic and Molecular Study

RL Rucker-Schmidt, CA Sanchez, PL Blount, K Ayub, X Li, PS Rabinovitch, BJ Reid, RD Odze

Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Proposed Modifications in the Protocol for Rectal Adenocarcinomas Resected after Preoperative Radiochemotherapy

D Giusto, M McIntire, M Brand, T Saclarides, S Jakate.

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Isolated Asymptomatic Ileitis Does Not Progress to Crohn s Disease Despite Presence of Features of Chronicity in Ileal Biopsies

EL Fingar, T Vay, A Wilcox, C Siegel, AA Suriawinata, A Srivastava.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Neoplasia of the Pouch and Anal Transitional Zone in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis Treated by Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis: A Morphologic Study of a Rare Group of Neoplasms

KE Chu, JR Goldblum, R Kariv, V Fazio, F Remzi, B Shen, AE Bennett.

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

2007 Abstract Award

Spectrum of Histologic Changes in Colonic Biopsies in Patients Treated with Mycophenolate Mofetil

Selbst M, Ahrens W, Robert M, Lorber M, Friedman A, Lorber K, Jain D.

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Runners Up:

The Clinical Significance of Colonic Intraepithelial Lymphocytosis in the Pediatric Population

RM Najarian, EJ Hait, AM Leichtner, JN Glickman, DA Antonioli, JD Goldsmith

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA

Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Serrated Lesions in Ulcerative Colitis

VS Chandan, M Garrity, SC Abraham, TC Smyrk.

Mayo Clinic, Rotchester, MN

Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) Analysis of Solid Pseudopapillary Tumors of the Pancreas

CR Rund, K Lee, H Zeh, K Cieply, S Dacic, AM Krasinskas.

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2006 Abstract Award

IgG4 Stain For The Diagnosis of Autoimmune Pancreatitis: Helpful In Pancreatic Biopsies, But Not In The Duodenum.

I. Zhang, M. Levy, S. Chari, T.C. Smyrk

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Runners Up:

Clinicopathologic Correlates of C4d Staining in Pancreas Allografts

A. Arslan, J. Lim, B. Mohammed, R. Mann, K. Swannick, D. Laskow, B. Fyfe-Kirschner

UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

CK7 Expression in Normal, Regenerative and Neoplastic Intestinal Epithelium: Uncovering the Identity of Potential Human Intestinal Progenitor Cells.

Z.M. Chen, H.L. Wang

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2005 Abstract Award

Molecular Category

Genetic Interactions and Histologic Associations of NOD2, DLG5, OCTN1 and OCTN2 Polymorphisms in Ileal Crohn’s Disease (431)

DW Abbott, RD Odze, LC Cantley, M Redston – Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Clinical Category

Gastric Graft vs. Host Disease Revisited: Does Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy Affect Endoscopic Gastric Biopsy Interpretation? (559)

DC Welch, PS Wirth, JR Goldenring, MK Washington

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Runners Up

Molecular Category

Expression of Erythropoietin and Its Receptor Increases in Colonic Neoplastic Progression: The Role of Hypoxia in Carcinogenesis (475)

Z Gombos, K Heightchew, G Acs, M Chen, EE Furth

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Category

The Clinical Significance of So-called “Backwash Ileitis” (BWI) in Total Proctocolectomy Specimens (TPC) in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) Treated with Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) (437)

AV Arrossi, Y Kariv, F Remzi , J Hammel, V Fazio, MP Bronner, JR Goldblum

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Basal Crypt Dysplasia-like Atypia with Surface Maturation in Barrett’s Esophagus: Evidence That It Represents True Neoplasia (506)

L Lomo, PL Blount, CA Sanchez, DS Cowan, K Ayub, BJ Reid, RD Odze

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA

2004 Abstract Award

Molecular Category

Enhanced Expression of Light and Dysregulated IgA Production in Human Inflammatory Bowel Disease
RA Anders, J. Wang, JR Turner, J Cho, Y Sun, YX Fu

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Clinical Category

“Apoptotic Colopathy” is an Effect of Oral Sodium Phosphate Bowel Preperation Solution
 EK Jacob, PP Kammer, DS Pardi, TC Smyrk, HA Carpenter, JA Murray

Mayo Clinic Foundation, Rochester, MN

Runners Up

Gastric Glandular Siderosis: A Possible Sign of Undiagnosed Hemochromatosis 
EC Margianean, M Bennick, M Robert, D Jain. Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Pattern of Gastric Mucosal Iron Deposition in Iron Supplement Tablet Injury and Hemochromatosis: Clues to the Diagnosis 
AC Soldano, H Singh, J Woosley. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

2003 Abstract Award

The Clinical Significance of Focal Active Colitis in Pediatric Patients
 W Xin, PI Brown, JK Greenson.

University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Runners Up

Histopathology of Interval Appendectomy Specimens: Strong Association with Granulomatous Appendicitis 
G Guo, JK Greenson. University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Utility of Immunohistochemistry in Distinguishing Primary Gut Adenocarcinoma from Metastatic Breast Carcinoma in the Gastrointestinal Tract
 FP O’Connell, HH Wang, RD Odze. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Aberrant Methylation of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling (SOCS-1) Gene in Ductal Adenocarcinoma and Intraductal Papillary-Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas
 N Fukushima, N Sato, F Sahin, G Su, RH Hruban, M Goggins. The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

2002 Abstract Award

Rosty, C. Ueki T, Argani P, Jansen M, Yeo CJ, Cameron JL, Hruban R, Goggins M. Overexpression of S100A4 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is associated with poor differentiation and DNA hypomethylation.

Runners Up

Grogg KL, Lohse CM, Pankratz VS, Halling KC, Smyrk TC. Lymphocyte-rich gastric cancer: associations with Epstein-Barr virus, microsatellite instability, histology, and survival. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Kakar S, Nehra V, Murray JA, Dayharsh GA, Burgart LJ. Intraepithelial lymphocytosis in small bowel biopsies with normal villus architecture. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Brown PO, Olsen M, Maitra A, Walter K, Jaffe E, Ryu B, Jones J, Yeo CJ, Cameron JL. Exploration of global gene expression of pancreatic cancer by cDNA microarray analysis. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

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