PPS Trainee Awards


1st Place:
P Dromparis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Molecular Injury and Repair Assessment in Ex Vivo Perfused Swine Lung Transplants

2nd Place:
P Desmeules, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Metastatic Lung Carcinoid Tumors: Evidence of Proliferation Rate Progression at Metastatic Sites

2nd Place:
B Driver, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Discordant PD-L1 Expression in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Tissue Microarray Cores Compared to Corresponding Whole Tissue Sections

3rd Place:
L Rosen, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Appropriate Use of Immunohistochemistry in the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer on Biopsy: A Retrospective Comparison from Four Academic Centers

A Shih, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Alveolar Framework Alterations in Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Disease: A Three-Dimensional Reconstruction Study

J Heyman, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
PD-L1 Expression in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC): Feasibility of Cytology and Its Comparison with Resection and Small Biopsies

1st Place:
I Lamzabi,
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Epigenetic Regulation of BAX Gene in Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lung and Its Prognostic Implication

2nd Place:
S Karimi,
University Health Network, Toronto, CA
Histological Patterns of Acute Lung Injury in Lung Transplant Patients with Restrictive Allograft Syndrome (RAS)

CP Hartley, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Quantification of ALK from Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Tissue by Mass Spectrometry

3rd Place:
DH Hwang, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Next Generation Sequence Profiling of Large Cell Carcinoma / Solid Adenocarcinoma Defines Distinct Subgroups with Implications for Rational Therapy Selection

F Hamadeh, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Clinicopathologic Features of Granulomatous-Lymphocytic Interstitial Lung Disease (GLILD) vs. Sarcoidosis

BC Willis, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
c-Met Immunohistochemistry in EGFR Mutant Adenocarcinoma: Comparison with Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization

$500 Award:
Leal Herlitz,
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Acquisition of Invasion in Lung Adenocarcinoma: Using Laser Capture Microdissection and Comparative Genomic Hybridization To Analyze Segmental Copy Number Changes of Chromosome 7

$100 Awards:
Catherine Chung,
University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
p16/CDKN2A Deletion as a Diagnostic Marker To Distinguish Benign from Malignant Mesothelial Proliferations
Jonathon Herbst,
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Evidence-Based Criteria To Distinguish Metastatic Breast Cancer from Primary Lung Neoplasms on Frozen Section
Matthias Hofer,
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA, USA
The Extent of Sarcomatoid Component Is an Independent Predictor of Survival in Malignant Mesothelioma
Ruta Gupta, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lessons Learnt from Mistakes and Deferrals in Frozen Section Diagnosis of Pulmonary Lesions: An Evidence Based Pathology Approach

Hannelore Kothmaier, MS, Institute of Pathology, Graz, Austria
Gene Silencing of PCNA in Mesothelioma Cell Lines Causes Deregulation of Other Genes

2004: Deepak Mohan, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Molecular Analysis of Mesothelial Cell Hyperplasia Assists Diagnosis

2003: Dr. Diana Ionescu, M.D. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Amplification in the Thymic Epithelial Tumors

2001: Eizaburo Sasatomi, MD, Department of Pathology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
The Majority of Lymphnode Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Arise Early in Primary Lung Tumor Development

2000: Gordana Verstovsek, M.D., of Baylor College of Medicine,  Houston, Texas
Vitamin D Receptor Expression in Emphysema: Potential for Role in Tissue Remodeling

1998: Nader T. Okby,  MD, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and National Cancer Institute
p27 immunohistochemical expression in non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC)

1997: Valerie Holst, MD, University of Pittsburgh
p53 and Kras mutational Genotyping in Pulmonary Carcinosarcoma, Spindle Cell Carcinoma, and Pulmonary Blastoma: Implications for Histogeneis

2019 PPS Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Elisabeth Brambilla
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