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Clifford C. Snyder, MD: Past Chairman Award

The Snyder Award is given to the best presentation by a resident/fellow at the Annual Meeting.

This year's winner is Bartlomiej Kachniarz for "Minimizing Implant Infection and Capsular Contracture Through the Use of Antibiotic-Eluting Nanofiber Coatings."
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Peter J. Gingrass, MD: Memorial Award

The Gingrass Award is given to the best presentation by a medical student/non plastic surgery resident at the Annual Meeting.

This year's winner is Isabel Robinson for "Melting the Plastic Ceiling: Quantifying Resources for and Identifying Barriers to Women Seeking Academic Plastic Surgery Leadership Positions."
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John F. Crikelair: Research Award

The Crikelair Award is given to the best paper presented by a high school or college student at the Annual Meeting.

This year's winner is Nathan Lawera for "Real-time Dextrous Fine Motor Control of an Advanced Prosthetic Arm Using Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Signals."
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The Shenaq International Research Award

The Shenaq Award is given to the best oral presentation by a graduate of foreign medical school performing plastic surgery at the Annual Meeting.

This year's winner is Johnny Lu for "Vegf-receptor Inhibitor Impedes Macrophage Function At The End Target Muscle After Nerve Injury."
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Clinical Research Award

The Clinical Research Award is given to the best clinical paper presented at the Annual Meeting.

This year's winner is Wendy Chen for "Leadership in Academic Plastic Surgery: Current Representation of Women."
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The J.K. Hardesty, MD Best Poster Award
*Changed to Best Poster Award in 2008

The Hardesty Award is given to best poster at the Annual Meeting.

This year's winner is Kodi Udeh for "Aging-associated Loss of Hypoxia Signaling Limits Skeletal Muscle Regeneration."
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The ePoster Award

The ePoster Award is given to the best electronic poster.

This year's winner is Michael J. Grzelak for "Incidence and Patient Characteristics for the Development of Venous Thromboembolic Events within the Adult Burn Center Population and an Evaluation of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model."


The Quick Shot Award

The Quick Shot Award is given to the best quick shot presentation.

This year's winner is Carrie A. Kubiak for "Neural Signal Transduction with the Muscle Cuff Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface."