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SUS Resident research scholar awards
APPLICATION SUBMISSION SITE OPENS WEEK OF MARCH 23
The Society of University Surgeons is pleased to announce the availability of FOUR Resident Research Scholar Awards sponsored by unrestricted educational grants from Ethicon (2), Olympus (1), and KARL STORZ (1).
These awards are intended for residents in any of the surgical disciplines who are doing research focused on “surgical innovation”, bioengineering, health services, or surgical education. The KARL STORZ award specifically targets proposals utilizing new technologies.
These are one-year awards of $30,000 and are open to surgical residents who have completed a minimum of two years of clinical training in the United States or Canada and agree to spend one to two years doing full-time research under the mentorship of an SUS member. The funding period of the award is from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.
Applications must be submitted using the online system. The submission site for these awards will open the week of March 23 and will close on April 20, 2015. The submission site is located at: www.SUSweb.info.
Click here for detailed award application instructions.
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SUS Mid-Career Academic Surgery Professional Development Course
The SUS Mid-Career Academic Surgery Professional Development Course will provide personal
guidance to develop your leadership skills and a road map for progression for aspiring leaders
in academic surgery.
The course is:
- Ideal for mid-career surgeons
- Limited to 50 participants to ensure interactivity and to maximize course participation by course attendees
- Features updated content and more interactive sessions
- Learn how to identify opportunities and negotiate successful offers
- Discuss the skills and credentials needed to successfully advance your career
Check back for updates on the agenda, registration and hotel accommodations!
2015 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress
The 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) took place February 3-5, 2015 at the Encore Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's meeting was extra special as it marked the 10th Anniversary of the ASC.
The ASC is an exciting venue to hear and discuss the latest scientific advances in all disciplines pertinent to academic surgery and the quality of the meeting depends on the submission of your best work. The breadth of work being presented includes topics in education, clinical outcomes, health services research, as well as the basic and translational science. In order to better highlight one of the unique aspects of the AAS and SUS, namely our dedication to scientific inquiry across clinical specialties, we have changed the abstract categories this year. This year abstract presenters will be asked to categorize their abstracts in 3 ways: abstract type, scientific area of inquiry, and clinical area (if applicable). The sessions will primarily be arranged according to scientific area rather than clinical specialty to promote cross-specialty interaction.
For additional information, visit: www.academicsurgicalcongress.org.
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Spotlight on the 2014 - 2015 Resident Scholar Award
Sponsored by an educational grant from Ethicon
Lily S.Cheng, MD has been awarded the 2014 - 2015 SUS Ethicon Scholarship Grant Award for her project “Enteric Neuronal Stem Cell Transplant in Hirschsprung’s Disease”. Dr. Cheng is a categorical General Surgery resident at the University of California San Francisco. Having completed two years of clinical training, she is beginning two years of research under the mentorship of Dr. Allan M. Goldstein, Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cheng earned her bachelor's degree in Bioengineering and Pharmacological Chemistry at the University of California San Diego and her medical degree at the University of California Davis. Her research focuses on enteric neuronal stem cell transplantation in a mouse model of Hirschsprung's disease, and her project aims to determine the effects of serotonin on post-natal enteric neuronal stem cells, and to characterize functional improvement after transplantation.
Spotlight on the 2014 - 2015 SUS Resident Scholar Award
Sponsored by an educational grant from Karl Storz Endoscopy America
Krista J. Hachey, MD has been awarded the 2014 SUS Resident Scholar Award for her project “The bNORMAL clinical trial: bronchial Near Infrared Oncologic Resection, Mapping, and (Sentinel) Lymphadenectomy for lung cancer staging and treatment.” Dr. Hachey is a research fellow in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Yolonda Colson. Dr. Hachey received her bachelor of science in Biochemistry and medical degree from Brown University and has completed two years of clinical training in the general surgery residency program at Boston Medical Center. During her first research year, Dr. Hachey’s clinical trial projects involved the investigation of near infrared-guided sentinel lymph node mapping in esophageal and lung cancer. The bNORMAL trial will examine a novel application for navigational bronchoscopy to improve intraoperative near infrared lesion localization and sentinel node identification for lung cancer.
As an SUS member, you can obtain a subscription to our official Journal Surgery, at the low cost of $53 for US members and $85 for International members. For more information on obtaining your subscription, please visit www.surgjournal.com
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