Poster/Podium Winners from the 2021 Southern Region Burn - Southern Medical Association

November 23, 2021

Poster/Podium Winners from the 2021 Southern Region Burn

Please join us in congratulating the Podium and Poster winners from the Southern Region Burn Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 4-7. We would like to thank all those who participated and helped make the conference a success.  (Videos coming soon!)


1st Place – Statewide Prehospital Routing of Burn Injuries Reduces Patient Length of Stay
Randy Kearns, DHA, MSA, FACHE, FRSPH, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

2nd Place – Deficiencies of Hospital Antibiograms Generated from Rule-Based Technology and Application in Patients with Prolonged Lengths of Stay
David Hill, PharmD, Regional One Health Firefighters Burn Center, Memphis, TN

3rd Place – Music Therapy in Pediatric Burn Care
Stephanie Epstein, MM, MT-BC, Holtz Children’s Hospital/Miami Burn Center, Miami, FL


1st Place – Early Expression of IL-10, IL-12, ARG1 and NOS2 Genes in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Synergistically Correlate with Patient Lung Dysfunction, Infection, and Mortality after Burn Injury
Cressida Mahung, MD, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Chapel Hill, NC

2nd Place – Outcomes for 43 Hand Burns Treated with 2:1 Meshed & Epidermal Autografts when Donor Sites are Abundant
Daniel Yoo, MD, University Medical Center, New Orleans,  LA

3rd Place – Histologic Changes of Skin Biopsies after Autologous Skin Cell Suspension
Morgan Laurent, MD, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA


1st Place – Burn Outcomes in Communities of Color: A Large Database Study
Maria Haseem, BA, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

2nd Place – YouTube as a Source of Information for Skin Graft Procedures
Grant Torres, MS, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

3rd Place – Influence of Female Sex Hormones on Burn Outcomes
Kassandra Corona, BS, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX


1st Place – Feasibility of Deep Learning Combined with Multispectral Imaging for Intra-Operative Guidance in Burn Excision Surgery
Anthony Criscitiello, BA, Wake Forest School of Medicine

2nd Place – To Go or Not to Go: Building a Tele-Consultation Program for the Triage of Burns in a Rural Setting
Michelle Broers, PT, DPT, University of Louisville Hospital/University of Louisville Health

3rd Place – Applying Nursing Theory to Current Burn Competency Training Practices to Address Practice Gaps in Post-COVID Trained Graduate Nurses
Lynn Dowling, RN, MSN, Joseph M. Still Burn Center/Doctors Hospital Augusta

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