2013 Top Ten Awards

Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award:  

-  Reach and grasp by people with tetraplegia using a neurally controlled robotic arm; Leigh Hochberg, Massachusetts General Hospital.


Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Awards:

- HLA-haploidentical bone marrow transplantation with posttransplant cyclophosphamide expands the donor pool for patients with sickle cell disease; Robert Brodsky, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

- AAV2 gene therapy readministration in three adults with congenital blindness; Jean Bennett, U Penn.


Top Ten Awardees:

- Sequencing Chromosomal Abnormalities Reveals Neurodevelopmental Loci that Confer Risk across Diagnostic Boundaries; Michael Talkowski, Massachusetts General Hospital.

- High performance neuroprosthetic control by an individual with tetraplegia; Jennifer Collinger, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

- Host-microbes interatcions have shaped the genetic architecture of inflammatory bowel disease; Judy Cho, Yale School of Medicine

- Combined BRAF and MEK inhibition in melanoma with BRAF V600 mutations; Keith Flaherty, Ryan Sullivan, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital.

- Bone density testing interval and transition to osteoporosis in older postmenopausal women; Margaret Gourlay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

- Two year outcomes after transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement; Martin Leon, Columbia University.

Chromosomal microarray versus karyotyping for prenatal diagnosis; Ronald Wapner, Columbia University.