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KCI, an Acelity Company, presents a publishing competition

Clinical and Economic Benefits of Autologous Epidermal Grafting

Competition Entries

The entry period is now closed. Competition entries appear below as they are published. Now is your chance to score and discuss these articles. Remember, prizes will be awarded to the three highest-scoring articles!

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November 11, 2016
Original Article
1 Place Winner
October 30, 2016
Original Article
2 Place Winner

A Case Series of Complex Recalcitrant Wounds Treated with Epidermal Grafts Harvested from an Automated Device

Stephen S. Cai, Arvind U. Gowda, Karan Chopra, Rachel Waldman, Ronald P. Silverman, Yvonne M. Rasko
November 15, 2016
Case Report
3 Place Winner

Autologous Epidermal Grafting Using a Novel Negative Pressure Epidermal Harvesting System in a Case of Stable Vitiligo

Aarthi Krishna, Vanathi Thirunavukkarasu, Paru Priyadarshini Navaneetha Krishnan, Nithya Gayathri Devi Danasekaran, Ratnavel Rajendrabose


Competition entry and article submission is entirely free. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. Eligible entries include original articles documenting related clinical and procedural experiences, patient outcomes, and/or related economic analyses.  

All articles must be submitted and formatted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform. Authors are encouraged to include supporting animations and videos within their article submissions. Reference limits vary by article type. For additional information on publishing with Cureus, please refer to our Author Guide.

Statement of Independence 

  • Cureus Publishing Competitions are intended to encourage medical discovery, document clinical experiences – be they positive, negative, or neutral - and foster broader educational outreach through open access publication that is free to both authors and readers.
  • Article submissions must adhere to the described “call for articles” and are open to any and all related manufacturer or vendor technologies.
  • As a firewall to ensure objective and credible science, article selection, editorial review, peer review and publication are strictly independent of sponsoring company. 
  • Winning articles are determined exclusively via peer review panel and community crowdsourced scoring. Neither sponsoring company, nor Cureus, can determine competition outcome.



Peer Review Panel

We’ve assembled a world-class peer review panel to review all submitted articles. Click on a reviewer name to learn more.

Article analysis and commentary performed by the peer review panel are strictly independent of the sponsor.

Thomas E. Serena

Thomas E. Serena

M.D. | Emergency Medicine

Serena Groups
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Allen Gabriel

Allen Gabriel

M.D., F.A.C.S. | Plastic Surgery

PeaceHealth Medical Group
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

D.O. | Emergency Medicine

Center for Wound Care, Mount Nittany Medical Center
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Katherine A. Lincoln

Katherine A. Lincoln

D.O. | Family Medicine

Central Texas Wound Healing Associates
Killeen, Texas, United States
Stephanie Wu

Stephanie Wu

M.D. | Miscellaneous

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research
North Chicago, Illinois, United States
Animesh Bhatia

Animesh Bhatia

M.D. | Surgery

Wound Clinic, Fairfield Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Brent Bernstein

Brent Bernstein

F.A.C.F.A.S. | Podiatry

Podiatric Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
David A. Pougatsch

David A. Pougatsch

M.D. | Podiatry

Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States
Regina Fearmonti

Regina Fearmonti

M.D. | Plastic Surgery

Private Practice, Alone Aesthetics Plastic Surgery
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
Marie Williams

Marie Williams

M.D. | Podiatry

Podiatry, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Miami, Florida, United States

Key Dates

  • Thursday, March 24, 2016 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted.
  • Monday, September 26, 2016 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm PT. (Deadline extended!)
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes @ 5:00 pm PT.
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 – Community post-pub. review (SIQ) ends @ 5:00 pm PT.
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 – Winning articles announced; the winning author(s) will be contacted and formally announced on the Cureus website.