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Drs Regent Lee, Ismail Cassimjee and Zachary Whaley have each received an award this year with work from the Oxford Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Study (OxAAA) at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS).

Zac whaley receiving outstanding medical student presentation 1st place award
Zac Whaley receiving his award at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress

Outstanding Medical Student Presentation

At the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in October, Dr Zachary Whaley, a visitor with OxAAA, scooped the first place award for Outstanding Medical Student Presentation for his presentation 'The volumetric morphology of intraluminal thrombus influence type II endoleak after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms'. 12,000 delegates, including 8,000 surgeons, attended the Congress in Boston, Massachusetts.

Young Investigator Award

OxAAA DPhil student Dr Ismail Cassimjee was the proud winner of a Young Investigator Award at the British Atherosclerosis Society meeting held in September at Queen's College, Cambridge. His winning subject was 'Single cell characterisation of AAA with CyTOF reveals an inflammatory infiltrate predominated by B and T cells'.

Clinician Trainee Abstract Prize

Dr Regent Lee, who is the Lead Investigator of OxAAA, won the Clinician Trainee Abstract Prize at the Charing Cross International Synposium (CX) in April for his presentation 'Applied Machine Learning for the Prediction of Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Humans'.


Head of OxAAA, Professor Ashok Handa, commented: 'I am very proud of the work that Zac, Ismail and Regent have done and their individual achievements, as well as the team effort!'