2011 TSFRE Research Award Recipients

Michael Argenziano, MD
Columbia University
“Coronary Anastomosis Simulation: A New Paradigm in SuTSFRE Research Grantical Education”
Simulation Award

Thomas Bilfinger, MD
Stony Brook University
“Cardiothoracic SuTSFRE Research Grantical Simulation: Identifying Achievable Benchmark Comparisons”
Simulation Award

Stephanie Chang, MD
Washington University
“Immunoregulation of Lung Cancer by Natural Killer Cells”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Michael Halkos, MD
Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
“Operative Strategies to Reduce Stroke after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”

John Ikonomidis, MD, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
“Multi-Disciplinary Simulation and Training in Cardiac SuTSFRE Research Grantical Crisis Management”
Simulation Award

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
“Improving myocardial peTSFRE Research Fellowshipusion in a diabetic swine model of chronic cardiac ischemia”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Jules Lin, MD 
Duke University
“The Role of Dkk-3 Overexpression in the Invasion and Metastasis of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma as a Downstream Mediator of the TGF-beta Pathway”
TSFRE Research Grant

Smita Sihag, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Gene Expression Signatures and Mechanistic Pathways of Tolerance and Rejection in Orthotopic Swine Lung Allografts”
TSFRE Research Fellowship