PALO ALTO, CA – Oct. 30, 2012: Cur&#275us, the new generation medical journal, today announced the winners of its Fall 2012 International Poster Competition sponsored by Varian Medical Systems.

The inaugural competition resulted in over 500 poster submissions from all over the world including Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East, Canada and medical schools all across the United States.

Medical students and residents competed for prize money in 40 different categories and a separate prize for the participant who garnered the most votes.

Matthew LaVelle from Wayne State School of Medicine won the $1,000 Grand Prize for a poster he created while at Columbia University entitled: An Alternative Membrane to Improve Extracorporeal Gas Exchange and Biocompatibility

Cynthia Mosher of Alfaisal University in Saudi Arabia won the People’s Choice award receiving the most votes for her poster entitled: Improving Breastfeeding in Saudi Arabia The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Top 5 medical schools based on total posters submitted:

  1. University of Central Florida
  2. Alfaisal University
  3. Stanford University
  4. University of Washington
  5. University of Pennsylvania

The complete list of winners is available at our Cur&#275us Fall 2012 Competition Website.

“Our team is incredibly impressed with the quality of the posters submitted for the competition,” said John Adler MD, Editor in Chief, Cur&#275us. “We were equally impressed with the enthusiasm demonstrated by participants as they promoted their work as demonstrated by the votes they generated from peers and professors. Promoting one’s scientific ideas is critical to success in medicine and we want the poster competition to reinforce this principle.”

About Cur&#275us
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