2016 Award Winning Teams
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Herbert Pardes Award for Clinical Research Excellence

Project Title: Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT)


Publication: N Engl J Med 2015;373(22):2103-2116

Institutions: University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University; Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Wake Forest School of Medicine; Tulane University; NHLBI, KUH, NIDDK, NIH; University of Alabama at Birmingham; University of Tennessee Health Science VA Medical Center;University of Colorado; and University of Utah. 

 Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award

Project Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cavity Shave Margins in Breast Cancer

Publication: N Engl J Med 2015;373:503-510.

Institutions: Yale University School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University

 Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award 

Project Title: Overdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Molecular Test Era

Publication: JAMA Intern Med. 2015175(11):1792-801.

Institutions: University of California Davis School of Medicine; University of Michigan Medical School; Yolo County Health Department; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University; Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards

Project Title: Tetanus Toxoid and CCL3 Improve Dendritic Cell Vaccines in Mice and Glioblastoma Patients.

Publication: Nature.2015; 519(7543):366-9.

Institutions: University of Florida and Duke University

Project Title: Lenalidomide Plus Rituximab as Initial Treatment for Mantle-Cell Lymphoma

Publication: N Engl J Med2015;373:1835-44.

Institutions: Weill Cornell Medical College and New York–Presbyterian Hospital; Moffitt Cancer Center; University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Chicago Medical Center

Project Title: Association of Aspirin and NSAID Use with Risk of Colorectal Cancer According to Genetic Variants

Publication: JAMA.2015;313(11):1133-1142.

Institutions: Indiana University; National Institutes of Health;  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; American Cancer Society; University of Utah;  University of Washington; University of North Carolina; German Cancer Research Center; German Cancer Consortium; Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California; Massachusetts General Hospital; University of Southern California; Cancer Care Ontario; Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen); Dana Farber Cancer Institute; New York University School of Medicine; Melbourne School of Population Health; University of Toronto; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research; Mayo Clinic; University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard; Massey University; University of Pittsburgh; University of Tennessee Health Science Center; and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Project Title: Novel Recurrently Mutated Genes in African American Colon Cancers

Publication: PNAS.2015;112(4):1149-54.

Institutions: Case Case Western Reserve University; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; and J. Craig Venter Institute.

Project Title: Topical Resiquimod Can Induce Disease Regression and Enhance T-cell Effector Functions in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

Publication: Blood. 2015;126(12):1452-146.

Institutions: University of Pennsylvania; University Hospital, Switzerland; University of Tokyo; Harvard Medical School; Adaptive Biotechnologies; and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

Project Title: NY-ESO-1–specific TCR–engineered T cells Mediate Sustained Antigen-specific Antitumor Effects in Myeloma

Publication: Nature Medicine 2015;21:914-921

Institutions: University of Maryland; University of Pennsylvania; Adaptimmune Ltd; Carleton University; and Cambridge Biomedical.

Project Title: Emergency Department–Initiated Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Publication: JAMA.2015;313(16):1636-1644.

Institutions: Yale University