Twelve investigators from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and four researchers from the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine attended and participated in the 36th Annual Conference on Shock on June 1-4 in San Diego, CA.; Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of the Feinstein Institute, provided the keynote address, and Ping Wang, MD, served as the meeting's program chair.
"I am thrilled that so many from the Feinstein Institute and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine had a strong presence at this year's Shock Society," said Kevin J. Tracey, MD. "This demonstrates the strength in our research and dedication in the area of inflammation."
The Shock Society selects five out of approximately 60 applicants to receive the new investigator award, in which the finalists are recognized with a plaque, a cash award (first place $600, four other finalists $350) and a travel grant of $1,000. Sergio Valdes-Ferrer, MD, an investigator at the Feinstein Institute, was a finalist, and Matthew Giangola, MD, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, won the second prize.
"Resident researchers from the Department of Surgery at the North Shore-LIJ Health System were finalists in the Shock Society's New Investigator Competition for the last three consecutive years. They took first prize in 2011 and 2012, and this year, Dr. Giangola won second prize," noted Jeffrey Michael Nicastro, MD, vice chair of surgery for the North Shore-LIJ Health System. "This acknowledgment of the Department of Surgery's prowess in scientific contributions is greatly appreciated and well deserved."
In addition, 40 travel grants of up to $1,000 for travel and lodging expenses are provided by the Shock Society to investigators based on scientific merit and financial need. Two Feinstein Institute investigators – Cletus Cheyuo, MD, PhD, and Sergio Valdes-Ferrer, MD – and two Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine investigators – Matthew Giangola, MD, and Michael Kuncewitch, MD – were awarded travel grants.
Details on what the twelve Feinstein Institute investigators presented at the annual meeting are below (in order of when they presented at the meeting):
"Not only were there 12 investigators from the Feinstein Institute who made presentations at this meeting, there were also approximately 15 more investigators who demonstrated their research posters," noted Ping Wang, MD, an investigator at the Feinstein Institute and vice chair for research in the North Shore-LIJ Department of Surgery. "I am proud of this sizeable attendance, but moreover, I am proud of these investigator's achievements and the quality of their research presentations – these efforts placed the Feinstein Institute at the top in shock research."
Details on what the four Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine investigators presented at the annual meeting are below (in order of when they presented at the meeting):
About The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Headquartered in Manhasset, NY, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is home to international scientific leaders in many areas including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, psychiatric disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sepsis, human genetics, pulmonary hypertension, leukemia, neuroimmunology, and medicinal chemistry. The Feinstein Institute, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, ranks in the top 5th percentile of all National Institutes of Health grants awarded to research centers. For more information, visit http://www.FeinsteinInstitute.org.
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