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Mentees Honors and Awards

Past 5 Years of Awards Received by Mentees

2022  The Lloyd Rader Scholarship Award from the OU College of Medicine was awarded to Dr. Daljit Mann, PGY-5.

2022 Dr. Queimado's student, Benjamin Seibert, was one of 4 medical students to receive a summer stipend from the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Summer Research program to work with Dr. Queimado on the mechanisms of therapy resistance associated electronic cigarette with exposure.

2022 Dr. Queimado's student, Zishan Mahmood, received a summer stipend from the Health Promotion Research Center Research program to work with Dr. Queimado on a basaloid SCC project.

2022 A Stephenson Cancer Center Trainee Research Conference and Workshop Travel Award to the American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting at COSM 2022 was attributed to Balaji Sadhasivam, PhD, to present his work entitled "Cisplatin Resistance in Head and Neck Cancer: Impact of Secondhand Smoke Exposure."

2022 The Robert Maxwell Byers Award for the best clinical research paper submitted to the American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting at COSM 2022 was attributed to Balaji Sadhasivam, PhD, and Vengatesh Ganapathy, PhD, for their work entitled "Cisplatin Resistance In Head and Neck Cancer: Impact of Secondhand Smoke Exposure."

2022 The Jesus E. Medina Award for Excellence in Research by a Medical Student at the 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, Oklahoma City, OK, was awarded to Tristan Coles for his work entitled "Evaluation of E-cigarette Mutagenicity in Vapers Using Ames Test."

2022 The College of Medicine Dean's Award for Scientific Achievement at the 47th Annual GREAT Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to medical student Jacey Elliott for her work entitled "Impact of anti-fatigue floor mat on operating room surgical staff comfort levels in head and neck surgery cases."

2022 An Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (2nd place) at the Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to medical student Jacey Elliott for her work entitled "Smoking Status Following Laryngeal Cancer Diagnosis Determines Treatment Response and Laryngectomy-Free Survival."

2022 An Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (2nd place) at the Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to Balaji Sadhasivam, PhD, for his work entitled "Secondhand Smoke Exposure Alters Drug Transporters and Induces Cisplatin-Resistant in Head and Neck Cancer Cells."

2022 An Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (3rd place) at the Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to medical student Matthew Krutz for his work entitled "Effect of Tobacco Cessation on Treatment Response and Long-Term Survival in Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer."

2021 Dr. Queimado's student, Tristan Coles, was one of 3 medical students to receive a summer stipend from the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Summer Research program to work with Dr. Queimado on the impact of e-cigarette use in mutagenesis.

2021 The Jesus E. Medina Award for Excellence in Research by a Medical Student at the 8th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, Oklahoma City, OK, was awarded to Matthew Krutz for his work entitled "Influence of tobacco cessation on treatment response and survival outcomes in head and neck cancer."

2021 A Stephenson Cancer Center Trainee Research Conference and Workshop Travel Award to the American Head and Neck Society 10th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer was attributed to medical student Matthew Krutz to present his work entitled "Influence of tobacco cessation on treatment response and survival outcomes in head and neck cancer."

2021 A Stephenson Cancer Center Trainee Research Conference and Workshop Travel Award to the 2021 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Virtual Meeting was attributed to Mayilvanan Chinnaiyan, PhD, to present his work entitled "DNA damage on HPRT as a biomarker of susceptibility to tobacco-induced cancer."

2021 A Stephenson Cancer Center Trainee Research Conference and Workshop Travel Award to the 2021 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Virtual Meeting was attributed to Balaji Sadhasivam, PhD, to present his work entitled "DNA damage level correlates with grade of cervical dysplasia: A potential biomarker to assess cervical cancer risk."

2021 A Flash Talk Award (1st place) at the Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to Mayilvanan Chinnaiyan, PhD, for his work entitled "Measuring DNA Damage to Assess the Use of Electronic Cigarettes as a Tobacco Harm Reduction Strategy."

2021 An Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (1st place) at the Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to Mayilvanan Chinnaiyan, PhD, for his work entitled "Measuring DNA Damage to Assess the Use of Electronic Cigarettes as a Tobacco Harm Reduction Strategy."

2021 An Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (2nd place) at the Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to Balaji Sadhasivam, PhD, for his work entitled "E-Cigarette Aerosol Alters Mitochondrial DNA Damage and Biogenesis."

2021 An Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (3rd place) at the Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to medical student Matthew Krutz for his work entitled "Effect of Continued Tobacco Use on Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Outcomes and Patient Survival."

2020 An Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (3rd place) at the Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to Balaji Sadhasivam, PhD, for his work entitled "DNA damage detection by q-PADDA: a promising tool for assessment of cervical cancer risk."

2019 Dr. Queimado's student, ViJay Raj, was one of 2 medical students to receive a summer stipend from the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Summer Research program to work with Dr. Queimado on electronic cigarettes and cancer pathogenesis.

2019 A Stephenson Cancer Center Trainee Research Conference and Workshop Travel Award to the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA was attributed to Dr. Queimado's PhD student, Jimmy Manyanga, for his work on the effects of electronic cigarettes on cisplatin resistance.

2019 An Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (3rd place) at the Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, was attributed to Dr. Queimado's PhD student, Jimmy Manyanga, for his work entitled "Clonogenic survival after cisplatin: Effects of e-cigarette exposure."

2018 The innovative work of Balaji Sadhasivam, an Associate Research Fellow in Dr. Queimado's lab, was recognized and selected for oral presentation at Mitochondrial Retreat 2018, Oklahoma City, OK. All other presenters were established Faculty.

2018 Dr. Queimado’s PhD student, Jimmy Manyanga, was a Flash Talk Winner (Judge) at the 43rd Annual GREAT Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, for his work entitled "The electronic cigarette enigma: role in DNA damage and stemness."

2018 The Jesus E. Medina Award for Excellence in Research by a Medical Student at the 5th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, Oklahoma City, OK, was awarded to Samuel Castles for his work entitled "What is the outcome of removing smoke exposure during cisplatin treatment? An in vitro study."