Special Recognition / Awards
Rebecca Rentea, MD selected as Best Basic Science Presentation at the Wisconsin Surgical Society Annual Fall Conference
Rebecca Rentea, MD, a PGY 3 resident in the Department of Surgery resident training program has been selected as having the Best Basic Science Presentation at the Wisconsin Surgical Society’s Annual Fall Conference. Dr. Rentea’s presentation “Hypoxic inhibition of intestinal alkaline phosphatase predisposes neonates to necrotizing enterocolitis” was presented on Friday, November 5, 2010, in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Dr. Rentea, under the mentorship of pediatric surgeon Dr. David Gourlay, is performing research in the Children’s Research Institute studying the neonatal disease of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and the enzyme intestinal alkaline phosphatase and its impact on gastrointestinal development and prevention of NEC as well as the NEC inflammatory response.