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Congratulations to the 2014 AFMR Eastern Region Poster Award Winners!

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 Award Recipients through the AFMR Travel and Research Awards Program.

Moderated Poster Winners

MP 2 Human Metapneumovirus is Associated with Severe Respiratory Disease in Premature Children
Krishna Pancham1, I. Sami1, G. Perez1, S. Huseni1, C. Rodriguez-Martinez2, A. Colberg-Poley1, M. Rose1, G. Nino1
1. Pulmonary Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States. 2. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia.

MP 3 Serum Starvation Regulates E-Cadherin Expression Through Activation of c-Src in Lung Epithelial Cells
Rachel K. Bowser1, Su Dong1, Jianxin Wei1, Lina Zhang1, Nathanial Weathington1, Yutong Zhao1, Jing Zhao1
1. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

MP 9 F-box Protein FBXL19 Mediates Rac3 Ubiquitination and Degradation in Esophageal Cancer Cells
Jianxin Wei1, Su Dong1, Rachel K. Bowser1, Jing Zhao1, Yutong Zhao1
1. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

MP 10 Mutations in Werner and FANCD2 Genes are Associated with Poor Prognosis in Ovarian Cancer Patients.
Iuliana Shapira1, Leo Potters2, Andrew Shih3, Michaela Oswald3, Cathleen Mason3, Mary Keogh3, Keith Sultan1, Annette Lee3
1. Monter Cancer Center, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Lake Success, NY, United States. 2. Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, NY, United States. 3. Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY, United States.

MP 13 Metabolomic Analysis Reveals Long-Term Decrease of Homocysteine Post PFO Closure
Wenjun Deng1, Ferdinando S. Buonanno1, Mary Lopez1, Christopher Beecher1, Charles Burant1, Frank De Jong1, Igor Palacios1, Ignacio Inglessis1, Scott Silverman1, Kathleen Feeney1, Mikaela Elia1, Thomas R. Wickham1, David McMullin1, William Dec1, Eng H. Lo1, Mingming Ning1
1. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States.

Display Poster Winners

P1 Management of Asthma Exacerbations in Children and Adolescents: Differences between Pediatric and General Emergency Departments
Monika K. Goyal1, Stephen Teach1, Katie Hayes2, Gia Badolato1, James Chamberlain1
1. Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States. 2. Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States.

P3 Asthma Specialty Clinics Decrease Emergency Department Visits in Inner-City Children Hospitalized for Asthma Exacerbation
Elena Aragona1, Justin Wang2, Tessa Scheckelhoff2, Trevor Scheckelhoff2, Assata Hyacinthe2, Gustavo Nino2, Dinesh Pillai2
1. Hospital Medicine, Children, Washington, DC, United States. 2. Pulmonary Medicine, Children, Washington, DC, United States.

P4 The Differential Secretome of Fibroblasts Isolated from Pediatric Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Michael S. Lee1, Kristy Brown1, 3, Maria T. Pena1, 2, Mary C. Rose1, 3, Xiaofang Wu1, 3
1. Center for Genetic Medicine Research, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States. 2. Division of Otolaryngology, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States. 3. Integrative Systems Biology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, United States.

P6 Object Presence in the Sleep Environment: Associations with Infant Mortality
Christopher Gaw1, 2, Thiphalak Chounthirath1, Gary A. Smith1, 3
1. Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, United States. 2. Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States. 3. College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States.

P10 Utility of Immature Platelet Count in Monitoring Thrombopoietic Activity in Pediatric Oncology and Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplant Patients
Andrew B. Seo1, Stephen Daniels1, Stephen Yuan1, Deborah Yuan1, Meanavy Gallagher1, Edward Wong1
1. Pediatrics and Pathology, Children, Washington, DC, United States.

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