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Congratulations to the 2012 Eastern Region Scholars!

The Eastern Region of the American Federation for Medical Research would like to thank the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for their support of the Eastern Region Scholars Program through the AFMR Travel and Research Awards Program.

Nivas Balasubramaniyam
Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Prognostic Value of Cardiac Troponin I in Hospitalized Patients with Pneumonia

Sherry Chou
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Elevated Cerebrospinal Fluid Metalloproteinase-9 is Associated with Poor 6-month Outcome Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Nicholas Famigletti
Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Prostaglandin (PG)D2 Receptor Ligation Counters Atherogenic Effects of Celecoxib and Restores Cholesterol Efflux Pathways in THP-1 Human Macrophages

Simi George
Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
Age at Cancer Diagnosis Depends on Parent of Origin of BRCA Mutation

Claire Hoptay
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Inhibition of Platelet GPIIb/IIIa Decreases Platelet Aggregation but has No Effect on Granule Release

Edward Horton
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Low Spinal Bone Mineral Density in Men with Isolated GnRH Deficiency is Related to the Degree of Pubertal Activation of Hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal Axis

Omar Khalique
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Low Spinal Bone Mineral Density in Men with Isolated GnRH Deficiency is Related to the Degree of Pubertal Activation of Hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal Axis

Hilana Lewkowitz-Shpuntoff
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Functional Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone Deficiency in Men

Dinesh Pillai
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Developing a Directional Airway Secretome in Asthmatic Epithelium Using an In Vitro Wound Repair Model

Matthew Sharron
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Platelet Granzyme B Induces Contact-Dependent End-Organ Apoptosis During Murine Sepsis

Hemalatha Srinivasalu
NIAMS, NIH, Washington, DC
Early Disease Characteristics of Enthesitis-related Arthritis Reveals Elevated Transforming Growth Factor-beta

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