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16th Annual Academic Surgical Congress: A 2021 Virtual Experience
February 2021


Spotlight on Resident Research Scholar Award: W. James Melvin, MD

Congratulations to Dr. W. James Melvin on being awarded the 2020-2021 Resident Research Scholar Award!  W. James Melvin, MD University of Michigan Project: Macrophage-specific Transforming Growth Factor Beta Receptor Stimulation Regulates Prostaglandin-mediated Inflammation and Improves Healing in Diabetic Wounds   Dr.  W. James Melvin, M.D. is a 4th year general surgery resident at the University […]

2020 SUS LTAA and Trailblazer Awards Call for Nominations

Dear SUS Members, So much has happened since the 2020 Academic Surgical Congress in Orlando. As you know, the AAS and SUS leadership carefully examined the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, on individuals and our institutions. We ultimately decided that the 2021 Academic Surgical Congress will take place on […]

Spotlight on Junior Faculty Award Winner: Philip Spanheimer, MD

  Congratulations to Dr. Philip Spanheimer on being awarded the 2020-2021 Junior Faculty Award!  Philip Spanheimer, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery UNC School of Medicine Division of Surgical Oncology SUS Member Sponsor: Ronald Weigel, MD Research Mentor: Charles Perou, MD Project: TFAP2C Regulates Estrogen Responsive Transcriptomic States in Luminal Breast Cancer Dr. Spanheimer graduated from […]

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