Loyola Researcher Honored for Study Presented at Shock Society Meeting

Article ID: 619277

Released: 13-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Loyola University Health System

  • Credit: Loyola University Chicago

    Michael Chen

Newswise — MAYWOOD, Ill. – A study by Michael Chen, an MD/PhD student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, was selected as one of the top studies by young scientists during the annual meeting of the North American/United States Shock Society.

Chen’s study was one of only six abstracts accepted for oral presentation in a special symposium by and for young investigators at the society’s 37th Annual Conference on Shock in Charlotte, N.C.

Chen also received the prestigious Mohammed Sayeed travel award to attend the meeting. The award is named after the late Mohammed Sayeed, PhD, a founding member and past president of the Shock Society and a professor in Loyola’s Burn & Shock Trauma Research Institute.

Chen presented a study titled, “Alcohol Potentiates Post Burn Intestinal Ischemia Through Shifts in Fluid Compartments.” Senior author is Elizabeth J. Kovacs, PhD, director of research in Loyola’s Burn & Shock Trauma Research Institute.

The Shock Society promotes basic and clinical research in the molecular, cellular and systemic aspects of shock and trauma


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