Society for Pediatric Pathology

Grants and Awards

May 31, 2015

Gordon F. Vawter Pathologist-in-Training Award


The purpose of this award is to recognize meritorious work of medical students, residents, and fellows. The winner must be the first author of a platform or poster presentation at an interim or annual SPP meeting. The work must have been identified as being in competition for this award by checking the appropriate box on the abstract form. The winner receives an illuminated certificate, a $500.00 cash award and recognition in the Society Newsletter.




1991, Fall

Jo Ann Becker, M.D.

Observations on an increasing incidence of Candida funisitis.

1992, Spring

Raj P. Kapur, M.D., Ph.D. Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

Use of a transgenic murine model to study congenital agarykimesis.

1992, Fall

Amy Pappin, M.D.

Differing patterns of pulmonary hemorrhage in the pre-surfactant and surfactant eras.

1993, Spring

Gareth P Jevan, M.D.

Analysis of lymph node DNA for possible bacterial agents of cat scratch disease.

1993, Fall

Susan Coventry, M.D.

Neuroblast colonization of the ileocecum in wild type and lethal spotted mice.

1993, Fall

Eduardo Zevallos, M.D.

Demonstration of HIV-1 core protein antigens, sequences and GAG sequences in placentas of HIV-1 positive mothers.

1994, Spring

Brett Casey, M.D.
Texas Children’s Hospital

Mapping of a gene for familial situs abnormalities to human zq25-26.

1994, Fall

Luc Laurier Oligny, M.D.

Ewing’s sarcomas: correlation between conventional cytogenetics and molecular genetics.

1995, Spring

Reem El-Bahtimi, M.D.

Mechanisms of multidrug resistance in Wilms’ tumors.

1995, Fall

Glenda Hendson, M.D.

Umbilical cord torsion in stillbirths.

1996, Spring

Zhengping Zhuang, M.D.

Identical genetic changes are detected in different components of Wilms’ tumors.

1996, Fall

Russell Broaddus, M.D. PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital

Dysregulated TGF-beta expression and basement membrane degradation in colitis-associated dysplasia and adenocarcinomas in G alpha 12 mice.

1997, Spring

Patricia Aronica, M.D. University of Pittsburgh

Detection of Neuroblastoma in the Bone Marrow: Biopsies versus Aspirates

1997, Fall

Anirban Maitra, M.D. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Expression of the RNA Component of Telomerase in Neuroblastic Tumors and Non-Wilms’ Pediatric Renal Tumors

1998, Spring

Michael P. Viglione, M.D. Johns Hopkins, Baltimore

Limb-body wall malformation complex caused by an extra-amnionic umbilical cord.

1998, Fall

Maria Parizhskaya, M.D. University of Pittsburg

Hemophagocytic syndrome presenting as acute hepatic failure in the infant: clinical overlap with neonatal hemochromatosis.

1999, Spring

Gail Deutsch, M.D. Brown Univ., Providence

Pancreatic versus hepatic cell specification in murine endoderm cultures.

1999, Fall

S. Wu, M.D.
St. Christopher’s Hospital, Philadelphia

Myocyte regression in cardiac rhabdomyomas (CR) is ubiquitin-mediated.

2000, Spring

M Arroyo, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical Inst., Baltimore, MD

Metanephric adenofibroma and related lesions: Clinicopathologic study of 24 cases.

2000, Fall

Sarah Chan, M.D. Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Adenovirus E1A is not detected in Ewing family of tumors.

2001, Spring

Csaba Galambos, M.D.
St. Louis University Health Sciences Center

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) isoforms 164 and 188 are essential for fetal mouse lung development

2001, Fall

Amy Heerema, M.D. University of California San Francisco

Expression of beta-catenin in Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis.

2002, Spring

Torin D. Shear, M.D. University of Missouri

Pathologic classification and p53 expression in Wilms tumor: a preliminary study

2002, Fall

Payal Kapur, M.D. Children’s Medical Center, Dallas

MIB-1 labeling index predicts progression free survival in a large group of pediatric pilocytic astrocytomas.

2003, Spring

Malti Kshirsagar, B.S. Children's Research Institute, Columbus, OH

Correlation of Genotype/Phenotype in a Nude Rat Model of Metastatic Rhabdomyosarcoma.

2003, Fall

Linda Ernst, MHS, M.D.

Yale University

PCR for 16S rRNA DNA not supportive of bacterial etiology for chronic villitis.

2004, Spring

Gino R Somers, MBBS, BMedSc, Ph.D.
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON.

Association of drowning and myocarditis in a paediatric population: A clinicopathologic study.

2004, Fall

2005, Spring

Karen Eldin, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Polyomavirus Simian virus 40 positive lymphomas in children

2005, Fall

Portia A. Kreiger, M.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Hamartomatous and other tongue lesions in children

2006, Spring

Bonnie L.C. Cole, M.D. Univ. of Washington, Children’s Hospital & Regional medical center, Seattle, WA

Intestinal pseudo-obstruction in murine model of neuronal nuclear inclusion disease

2006, Fall

Sara M. Duesterhoeft, M.D. University of Washington, Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Three cases of a single umbilical artery arising from the aorta, in support of the vascular steal phenomenon of caudal regression

2007, Spring

Mana M. Parast, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

The placenta in trisomy 13: Overexpression of soluble VEGFR1 correlates with clinical pre-eclampsia and villous hypermaturity

2007, Fall

Jacqulin Cunningham, M.D., Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX

A subset of cranial fasciitis is associated with dysregulation of APC/beta-catenin pathway

2008, Spring

Tricia R. Bhatti, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Lymphocytic gastritis in pediatric celiac disease

2008, Fall

Erin Rudzinski, M.D. Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical center, Seattle, WA

PHOX2B immunolocalization of the putative retrotrapezoid nucleus in the human brain

2009, Spring

Alex K. Williamson, M.D
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

Chronic gastritis in children: A histologic definition and its clinical utility

2009, Fall

Adrienne Carruth, M.D.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PA

S. Alexandrescu, M.D.
University of Texas & Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Mutations in Long-Chain 3-hydroxyacyl CoA Dehydrogenase and Placental Maternal Floor Infarct/Massive Perivillous Fibrin Deposition.

Persistent Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia of Infancy: Constitutive Activation of the mTOR Pathway in the Exocrine Pancreas with Histogenetic and Therapeutic Implications.

2010, Spring

Rebecca Buell-Gutbrod, M.D.
The University of
Chicago, IL

FOXL2 and SOX9 distinguish the lineage of the sex cord-stromal cells in gonadoblastomas

2010, Fall

Jeremy K. Deisch, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX

Immunohistochemical expression of SALL4 in Wilm’s tumors, nephrogenic rests, and fetal and postnatal renal cortices

2011, Spring

Karen Chisholm, M.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Beta adrenergic receptor expression in pediatric vascular lesions.

2011, Fall

M. Kamran Mirza, M.D.
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

C4d Immunoreactivity and Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy Leading to Death in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients

2012, Spring

Rebecca Buell-Gutbrod, M.D. University of Chicago, Illinois

The Sertoli cell associated Doublesex and Mab-3 related transcription Factor 1 (DMRT1) as a novel marker of Sertoli-cell lineage in gonadal dysgenesis.

2012, Fall

Kalyani Patel, M.D.
Washington University, St Louis

Prevalence of hepatic steatosis in stillborns delivered to women with diabetes mellitus

2013, Spring

Matthew Cain, M.D.
University of Alabama

Development of novel software to generate anthropometric norms at perinatal autopsy.

2013, Fall

Karen Chisholm, M.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Evaluation of serial urine viral cultures for the diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection in neonates and infants.

2014, Spring

Barina Aqil, M.D.
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of
Houston, TX

Are micromegakaryocytes specific for refractory cytopenia of childhood (RCC)? A study of 38 pediatric patients with thrombocytopenia unrelated to RCC.

2014, Fall

Lauren Parsons, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

An evidence based recommendation for a standardized approach to detecting metastatic neuroblastoma in staging bone marrow biopsies.

2015, Spring

Archana Shenoy, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Clinical targeted Next-Generation sequencing of malignancies in the pediatric age group: Spectrum of identified mutations

2015, Fall

Lea F Surrey, M.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Needle biopsy assessment of hepatic fibrosis in Fontan circulation and its association with clinical parameters

2016, Spring

Chrystalle Katte Carreon, M.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Histologic features of very early onset compared with older-onset inflammatory bowel disease

2016, Fall

Priya Skaria, M.D.
Children's Mercy, Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Role of HBME-1, Galectin-3 and CD56 in the Diagnosis of Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in Children

2017, Spring

Tricia Petes, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Characterization of hepatoblastomas with HCC features

2017, Fall

Jeffery Goldstein, M.D., PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Age-Specific Effects of Common Genetic Variants and Human Leukocyte Antigen Types

2018, Spring

Colleen D’Arcy, MBBS, BMedSc, PhD, FRCPA
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON.

Concordance Between FISH and SNParray for Detecting MYCN Amplification and 1p Deletion in Neuroblastoma

2018, Fall

Jessica Saunders, MD BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

Loss of BRG1 (SMARCA4) expression in a non-CNS, non-renal tumor cohort

2019, Spring

Nya Nelson, MD, PhD

Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Pediatric Mismatch Repair Deficient Solid Tumors Detected by Immunohistochemistry are Rare but Enriched in the Central Nervous System: Implications for Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy

2019, Fall

Crystal Bockoven, MD

NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL

Detection of Viral Genomes in Chronic Villitis

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