Global Health & Infectious Disease 2017 Event Award Winners

April 10, 2017

The 5th Annual Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference, Science to Solutions, was a great success. Thank you to everyone who joined us to present, listen, learn, and connect.

Prizes were awarded for the best talk at the Trainee Oral Symposium on March 30 and best posters at the Conference on March 31.

Best Poster in the Category of Students

Th17 Cells Confer both Systemic and Mucosal Protection Against Trypanosoma Cruzi Infection

Catherine W. Cai1, Jennifer R. Blase1, Chris S. Eickhoff2, Daniel F. Hoft1,2, 1Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

2nd Best Poster in the Category of Students

The Burden of Prostate Cancer in Trinidad and Tobago: One of the Highest Mortality Rates in the World

Presented by Smriti Bajracharya; Authors: Wayne A. Warner1, Tammy Y. Lee2, Clairy Fang3, Adana A.M. Llanos4, Smriti Bajracharya5, Vasavi Sundaram6, Vandana Devika Sookdeo7, Krishan Ramsoobhag8, Tanisha M. Williams9, Kimberly Badal10, Jasmine Brown11, Veronica Hicks4, Veronica Roach12, Marjorie Lamont-Greene12, Timothy R. Rebbeck13, Camille Ragin14, Simeon Slovacek2, Ravi Maharaj7, Bettina F. Drake3, 1Oncology Division, Siteman Cancer Center; Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University, 2California State University, Los Angeles, CA, 3Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University, 4Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 5Center for Public Health Systems Science, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, 6Department of Genetics, Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, Washington University, 7Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, 8Urology Department, San Fernando General Hospital, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, 9Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10Caribbean Cancer Research Initiative, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, 11Washington University, 12Dr. Elizabeth Quamina Cancer Registry, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt. Hope, Trinidad and Tobago, 13Department of Medical Oncology Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, Department of Epidemiology Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 14Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center-Temple Health, Philadelphia, PA, African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium; Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, College of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Best Poster in the Category of Postdoctoral Students

Encephalitic Alphaviruses: Neurotropism and Mechanisms of CNS Entry

Hamid Salimi1, Matthew Cain1, Jianghui Hou2, Richard Daneman3, Robyn Klein1, 1Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University, 2Department of Internal Medicine, Renal Division, Washington University, 3Departments of Neurosciences and Pharmacology, University of California

Best Oral Presentation at the Trainee Oral Symposium

Longitudinal Analysis of ICU Surface Microbial Contamination in the US and Pakistan

Robert Potter1, Alaric W. D’Souza1, Meghan Wallace2, Angela Shupe2, Sanket Patel1, Danish Gul3, Jennie Kwon4, Saadia Andleeb3, Carey-Ann D. Burnham2,5, Gautam Dantas1,2,6,7, 1Center for Genome Sciences and System Biology, Washington University, 2Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University, 3National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, 4Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University, 5Department of Pediatrics, Washington University, 6Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University, 7Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University