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William H. Pearce, MD Research Symposium

The annual research symposium, which takes place on Edelstone-Bendix Day, is a department-wide event to share and promote the research accomplishments of our trainees

The William H. Pearce, MD Research Symposium, which was started in 2019, is named in honor of a beloved vascular surgeon, scientist, and educator at Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to serving as Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, Dr. Pearce was President of the American Association for Vascular Surgery and Chairman of the American Vascular Association. He had wide-ranging research interests and established the Vascular Surgery Scientist T32 Training Program in 2009. His many honors include induction into the Teaching Hall of Fame at Feinberg School of Medicine and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery. Many of his former mentees have reached positions of eminence as clinicians, researchers, division chiefs, and department chairs.

The annual research symposium, which takes place on Edelstone-Bendix Day, is a department-wide event to promote trainee development through the sharing and promotion of research accomplishments.

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Past Award Winners

 2023 Award Winners

Kanavel Surgical Scholarship Award

  • Andrew Hu, MBChB MS
  • Rachel Joung, MD MS
  • Katherine Ott, MD

William H. Pearce, MD Research Awards - Fellow Competition

William H. Pearce, MD Research Awards - Resident Competition

William H. Pearce, MD Research Awards - Student Competition

 2022 Award Winners

Kanavel Surgical Scholarship Award

  • Matthew C. Chia, MD, MS
  • Daniel P. Dolan, MD MPH
  • Benjamin T. Many, MD MS

William H. Pearce, MD Research Awards - Fellow Competition

William H. Pearce, MD Research Awards - Resident Competition

William H. Pearce, MD Research Awards - Student Competition

 2021 Award Winners

Kanavel Surgical Scholarship Award

William H. Pearce, MD Research Awards - Fellow Competition

  • First Place: Mecca B.A.R. Islam, MS - Video of Research Presentation
  • Research with Distinction: Booker Davis, IV, PhD, MS 
  • Research with Distinction: Monika Halas, MD
  • Research with Distinction: Natalie Luehmann, MD

William H. Pearce, MD Research Awards - Resident Competition

  • First Place, Basic Science: Katherine Ott, MD - Video of Research Presentation
  • First Place, Clinical Research: Arielle Thomas, MD, MPH - Video of Research Presentation
  • Research with Distinction, Senior Resident: Megan Bouchard, MD, MPH
  • Research with Distinction, Senior Resident: Matthew Chia, MD
  • Research with Distinction, Senior Resident: Rachel Joung, MD
  • Research with Distinction, Senior Resident: Charles Logan, MD
  • Research with Distinction, Junior Resident: Sarah Applebaum, MD
  • Research with Distinction, Junior Resident: Ruojia Debbie Li, MD, MS

William H. Pearce, MD Research Awards - Student Competition

  • First Place: Jennie Zhangying Chen, BS - Video of Research Presentation
  • Research with Distinction: Nina Byskosh, BS
  • Research with Distinction: Daniel Sasson, BA
  • Research with Distinction: Madeline Timken, BS

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