The Sunshine-Wong Travel Award
Deadline: February 28, 2023
The Sunshine-Wong Annual Meeting Travel award was established to provide an opportunity for students and bench level technicians to attend the annual conference. The $1,000 travel award is provided to offset the winner’s travel and housing expenses for the meeting, the meeting registration, and one year of membership. The award winner must present a poster or a platform presentation at the meeting.
Applicants for this award must be technologists/technicians working in a laboratory in the disciplines of Toxicology and/or Therapeutic Drug Monitoring or students working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, or a related field.
The applicant must submit the completed application and an abstract via https://forms.gle/CKtTCSVRTAuwLEQR9. The application deadline is February 28, 2023. The MATT Executive Board will determine the winner by mid-March 2023. The annual meeting will be held on April 20-21, 2023, in Lewis Center, OH.
Sunshine-Wong MATT Travel Award Recipients
- Kalamazoo 2022 – Katherine Davis, West Virginia University, “Validation and Survey of 55 Opioids in Postmortem Oral Cavity Fluid via QuEChERS Extraction and Analysis by LC-MS/MS”
- Remote 2021 – Kelsey McManus, Boston University, “Achieving the Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicology Urine Testing in Drug Facilitated Crime Investigations via Laminar Flow Tandem Mass Spectrometry”
- 2020 – Deon Turner, Western Michigan University, “Another Piece to the Puzzle of Sample Handling: Evaluation of Preanalytical Homogenization on Postmortem Blood Specimens”
- Cleveland 2019 – Sarah Boyle, Biomedical Forensic Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine, “Comparison of Liquid-Liquid Extraction and Solid Phase Extraction for the Analysis and Quantitation of THC, Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Their Metabolites for LC-MS/MS Detection in Human Whole Blood”
- Indianapolis 2018 – Cassandra Clyde, “Fentalog Epidemic in Northeast Ohio; LC-MS/MS Method Development and 2016-2017 Statistics from Postmortem and Impaired Driving Cases”
- Rosemont 2017 – Kraig E. Strayer, Wright State University, “Development of a LC-MS/MS-Based Method for the Multiplex Detection of Fentanyl Analogs in Biological Matrices at Sub ng/mL Concentrations”
- St. Louis 2016 – Xin Xu, Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, “Analysis of Amphetamines in Whole Blood Using SLE and LC/MS/MS”
- Lexington 2015 – Jeremy Day, Marshfield Clinic, “Novel Method for Extraction of Methylphenidate and Ritalinic acid in Urine by SPE and GC/MS”
- Detroit 2014 – Szabolcs Sofalvi, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office “Applied Measurement Uncertainty in Forensic Toxicology”
- Cleveland 2013 – Rachel Hamilton, Hamilton County Coroner’s Office
“AED Drugs by Solid Phase Extraction in Post Mortem Cases”
- Oakbrook 2012 – Theresa Swift, William Beaumont Hospital
“The Development of an Economical, Scalable Purification Scheme for Monoclonal Mouse IgM Antibody”
- Toledo 2011 – Bradley Holden, Western Slope Labs
“A Simple HPLC-UV method for the Analysis of Creatinine and a Comparison to the Jaffe Method”
- Milwaukee 2010 – Mark Vandervest, Michigan State Police
“Determination and Confirmation of Identity of an Unidentified Peak in a Blood Alcohol Chromatogram”