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Novartis & Donate Life America present a publishing competition

Optimization Strategies for Organ Donation and Utilization

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 highest-scoring articles focused on organ donation and utilization improvement strategies, respectively.

Requirements

Eligible entrees are limited to U.S-based clinicians and authors only.

Competition entry and article submission is entirely free. Eligible entrees are limited to the first 30 draft article submissions (maximum one submission per author). All submitted work must be previously unpublished. Previously published abstracts can be submitted as a full paper for this competition. Eligible entries include original articles, review articles, case reports and technical reports.

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.

Other Stipulations

  • All clinical studies must be compliant with applicable regulatory, ethics / IRB, and other rules governing protection of human subjects.
  • All non-clinical studies must be compliant with applicable AAUC, AAALAC, and other related regulations.
  • This program is not intended to promote or otherwise encourage unapproved, un-cleared use of products or any product for unapproved new use.
  • This program in no way promotes or purports to encourage any research that is not in compliance with any local, federal, or other applicable governing laws.
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Peer Review Panel

To review all submitted articles prior to publication, we’ve assembled a world-class peer review panel led by Dr. Richard Gilroy, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Intermountain Healthcare. Click on a reviewer name to learn more.

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

Richard Gilroy

Richard Gilroy

M.D. | Surgery

Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Intermountain Healthcare
United States of America
Bruce Kaplan

Bruce Kaplan

M.D. | Internal Medicine: Nephrology

Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic
United States of America
John Fung

John Fung

M.D., Ph.D. | Surgery

Director, Center for Transplantation, Cleveland Clinic
United States of America
Jeffrey P. Orlowski

Jeffrey P. Orlowski

M.Sc. | Miscellaneous

President & CEO, LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma
United States of America
James Eason

James Eason

M.D., Professor | Surgery

Division Chief, Transplant Division, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
United States of America
David Mulligan

David Mulligan

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

Chief, Transplantation Surgery and Immunology, Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Health
United States of America
Kenneth Newell

Kenneth Newell

M.D., Professor | Surgery

Division of Transplantation, Emory University School of Medicine
United States of America
George Loss

George Loss

M.D., Ph.D. | Surgery

Associate Medical Director and System Chairman, Department of Surgery, Ochsner Health System | Chief, Multi-Organ Transplant Institute, Ochsner Health System
United States of America
Daniela Ladner

Daniela Ladner

Associate Professor, M.D., M.P.H. | Surgery

Surgery-Organ Transplantation, Northwestern Medicine
United States of America
Clifford Miles

Clifford Miles

Associate Professor, M.D. | Internal Medicine: Nephrology

Internal Medicine Division of Nephrology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
United States of America
Jon Kobashigawa

Jon Kobashigawa

M.D., M.D. | Cardiology

Associate Director, Clinical Affairs, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Howard M. Nathan

Howard M. Nathan

| Miscellaneous

President and CEO, Gift of Life Donor Program
United States of America
Kurt Schnier

Kurt Schnier

Ph.D., Professor | Miscellaneous

Health Economics, University of California, Merced
United States of America
Jesse Schold

Jesse Schold

Ph.D. | Miscellaneous

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic
United States of America
Michael Charlton

Michael Charlton

M.D. | Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology

Hepatology Director and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Intermountain Healthcare
United States of America
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Key Dates

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted.
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm PT (10 weeks)
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes @ 5:00 pm PT.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Competition crowdsourced scoring (SIQ) complete @ 5:00 pm PT.
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 – Winning articles announced