Cancer Research Day

Nearly 140 students, fellows and faculty conducting cancer research at IUPUI, Indiana University-Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between the IU School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame, presented during the IU Simon Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Day on May 12.

Cancer Research Day 2016 WinnersWinners from the 2016 IU Simon Cancer Center's Cancer Research Day. Photo: Tim Yates, Office of Visual Media / IU School of Medicine

Cash awards for best posters by graduate students, post-doctoral/medical fellows, research technicians and clinical nurses were presented. The following earned awards:

Basic Science
Medical & Graduate Students

First: Vivekananda Kedage and James Haley

Second: Joshua Plotnik

Third: Joseph Rupert

Fourth: Dan Merrill

Honorable Mentions

 Elizabeth Loughran, Ashley Orillion, Jessica Tang

Basic Science
Post-Doc / Medical Fellow 

First: Ashley Maiuri and Nishad Salim 

Third: Navnath Gavande 

Fourth: Sneha Surendran 

Honorable Mentions 

Monica VanKlompenberg and Heather O’Leary

Basic Science
Research Technician & Research Scientist

First: Christopher Bays 

Second: Tyler Vernon

Third: Rafael Barreto 

Behavioral and Population Science / Epidemiology
Graduate Students

First: Monica Kasting

Second: Kelly Chinh

Third: Katherine E. Merriweather

Behavioral and Population Science / Epidemiology
Post-Doc / Medical Fellow

First: Cari Tsinovoi  

Translational / Clinical Research
Graduate Students / Medical Students / MD, PhD Students

First: Ali Ozes

May Elbanna

Third: Matthew Segar

Honorable Mentions 

Brittani Bungart and Yu-Hsiang Chen

Translational / Clinical Research
Post-Docs / Medical Fellows

First: Alicia Teagarden

Second: Fenil Shah

Third: Christopher Suarez 

Honorable Mentions

 Samih Raad and Joshua Kays

Translational / Clinical Research
Research Technician / Research Associate

First: Samantha McElyea

Cancer Research Day is an annual event that aims to increase understanding and awareness of IU Simon Cancer Center research endeavors and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana.

The call for abstracts for next year’s Cancer Research Day will open in March 2017.