The Aurora Awards


2020 Winning Case Studies

The 2020 Aurora Awards Competition has named eight winning cases, two of which are in the grand prize category. Each grand-prize author will receive a $700 educational grant, round-trip airfare and overnight hotel for two nights to present the case at a U.S. national or local conference in 2021. Kerecis will feature the grand prize case submissions at its Midnight Sun Conference in Iceland in summer 2021. The 2021 next Aurora Awards Competition is taking place now.

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Category: Wound

*Grand Prize* Case: “Peristomal Pyoderma Gangrenosum”
Linda Coulter, BSN, MS, RN, CWOCN, Cleveland Clinic, Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio

Case: “Necrotizing Fasciitis”
Jacob Reinkraut, DPM, FACFAS, Complete Foot and Ankle, Ridgewood, New Jersey

Category: Surgical

Case: “Large Necrotic Ulcer Requiring Skin Graft”
Matthew R. Endara, MD, MRMG Plastic Surgery, Columbia and Spring Hill, Tennessee, USMRMG

*Grand Prize* Case: “Fasciotomy with Surgical Debridement”
Dr. Hsin Han Chen, Director of Burn Centre, China Medical University Hospital, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Case: “Traumatic Degloving Injury”
Chan Kang, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea

Category: Resident

Case: “Calcinosis Cutis”
Eunsoo Park, MD, Soon Chun Hyang University Bucheon Hospital, Republic of Korea

Category: Resident

Case: “Chemical Burn”
Angela Akin, DO, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center Wound Care , Cedar Park, Texas

Case: “Second Degree Burn – Bilateral Foot”
Robert Burdi, DPM, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois