2020 Poster Program Special Recognition Award Results

SOCRA's 2020 Virtual Annual Conference Poster Special Recognition Award Program consisted of 35 posters. Finalists were chosen based on their combined scores from their abstracts and poster evaluations. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic all posters were evaluated virtually. The finalists were given an opportunity to record their poster presentation and provide this to the judges for review prior to the start of the conference. Based on a combined score from the abstracts, posters, and presentations, one winner was chosen from each category (Clinical Trials and Clinical Research Management).

Congratulations to the 2020 Poster Program Special Recognition Award Winners and Finalists!

2020 Clinical Trials Category

Winner - Gina Panek

Does Preoperative Marijuana Use Affect Outcomes after Total Knee Arthroplasty?


Manideepthi Pemmaraju

Length of Hospitalization and Outcomes of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Tennessee - Preliminary Report

Nicole Stevens

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil as a Modulator of Glucose Metabolism

Nicholas Hernandez 

Describing the Efficacy of Lateral Discectomy Retractors in Segmental Sublaminoplasty for the Resection of Intradural Spinal Cord Tumors

Xinmei Shi  

GAGE Protein: Potential Biomarker for Early Prediction of Therapy Resistance in Cervical Cancer

2020 Clinical Research Management Category

Winner - Nicole Tosun


Why does it have to be so difficult? How a Feasibility Review can help advance the study start up process and set investigators up for success 

Nina Johnson

How Did We Do It? Increasing Recruitment/Retention During COVID-19 for a Federally Funded Clinical Trial

Annette Oeser

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover: Creating an Electronic Library Resource for Clinical Research Staff for an Academic Research Institution, 2018-2020

Meenakshi Sundaram

Transitioning In-person Screening and Baseline Evaluations to Telehealth in a Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) amidst the COVID-19 Environment

Amanda Howley 

Training Improves Compliance with Electronic Use of the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS)