Research Investigator Science Expo (RISE)

Furthering health literacy in the presentation of scientific research

The Research Investigator Science Expo (RISE) is a competition that incorporates objectives from Northwell Health’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy. It encourages interaction between the health system and community while providing science education and promoting health literacy. Get involved if you’re up for the challenge and looking to advance your scientific career.

List of winners from past competitions:

2017
1st prize
Jacquelyn Nestor, MD/PhD Student – Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases
Research focus: Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

2nd Prize
Naomi Maria, PhD – Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases
Research focus: SLE and Lupus nephritis, as well as broad spectrum systemic autoimmune diseases

Honorable mention
Dan Li, PhD – Laboratory of Autoimmune and Cancer Research
Research focus: Role of Interferon Regulatory Factor 5 (IRF5) in SLE  and breast cancer metastasis

Erik Anderson, MDCenter for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases
Research focus: Neuropsychiatric lupus

2016
1st prize
Caroline Maloney, MD – Karches Center for Oncology
Research focus: Blocking macrophage-promoted tumor invasion and metastasis in osteosarcoma

2nd Prize – Nayaab Khan
Honorable mention – Kamlesh Sodani and Laura Hansen

2015
1st prizeChris Behr
2nd PrizeAlexandra Cerrutti

2014
1st prizeTony Hasketh
2nd PrizeAdam Khader

2013
1st prize
Michael Kuncewitch, MD – Laboratory of Surgical Research