Six residents and five medical students in the Division of Plastic Surgery in the Department of Surgery took home some top prizes for their presentations at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS) Annual Meeting Sept. 14-16 in San Antonio.

Among the winners were residents Dr. Alyson Melin, who won first place for her clinical paper examining outcomes following craniosynostosis repair, and Dr. Eric Maiorino, who took second place for his clinical paper looking at a new method of fixing adult facial fractures. The team also won its first ever Blocker Bowl and the Truman G. Blocker Jr. Award, which is given to the highest scoring plastic surgery residency program in the state at the annual meeting.