Chapter news – June 2012

To report your chapter’s news, contact Rhonda Peebles toll-free at 888-857-7545, or via e-mail at rpeebles@facs.org.

Chapter anniversaries

Month Chapter Anniversary
May ColoradoMaryland 5555
June Alberta, CanadaArkansas

Connecticut

Metropolitan Washington (DC)

Ecuador

Germany

Greece

Idaho

Ireland

Israel

Maine

Mexico-Northeast

Mexico-Nor-Occidental

Minnesota

New Mexico

New York

Western New York

North Dakota

Oregon

Philippines

Spain

Wisconsin

2237

45

38

45

22

26

62

29

15

61

38

41

40

27

46

47

57

47

41

29

41

Virginia Chapter: Humanitarian Scholarship Award winners (left to right): Dr. Friend, Dr. Taliercio, and Dr. Volksy.

Virginia Chapter announces humanitarian award recipients

For the fourth year in a row, the Virginia Chapter has provided humanitarian travel scholarships to surgical residents in that state. The Humanitarian Scholarship Award, which provides $500 to each recipient, was created to assist residents who are interested in participating in programs that deliver surgical care in underdeveloped countries. The 2012 Humanitarian Award recipients, who all attend Eastern Virginia Medical School, include Kara Friend, MD,* who will travel to Ecuador, and Sal Taliercio, MD,* and Peter Volsky, MD,* who will both travel to Honduras (see photos).

Earlier this year, the Virginia Chapter also announced its new Facebook page.

North Texas Chapter: Resident Jeopardy winners from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, left to right: Andrew Riggle, MD; Martyn Knowles, MD;* and Hans Tulip, MD.*

North Texas Chapter hosts annual competition for residents

The North Texas Chapter conducted its annual meeting February 17–18. The program included a competition for surgical residents. The winning presentations are as follows:

  • Best Overall: Amanda Kirane, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas; Axl Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Is Critical to Pancreatic Cancer Progression and Metastases
  • Best Oncology: Veronica Jones, MD,* Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas; Breast Mastectomy: Is there Occult Cancer within the Nipple?
  • Best Trauma: Christopher Mitchell, MD, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas; Can Acute Care Surgeons Place Peg Tubes Safely?
  • Best Poster/Mini Talk: Katherine Ostapoff, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas; PG545, A Heparanase Inhibitor, Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis and Growth in Vitro and Invivo
  • Resident Jeopardy Competition: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (see photo)

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