The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Faculty Research Fellowships for 2013 were awarded earlier this year. These two-year fellowships are offered to surgeons entering careers in surgery or a surgical specialty and carry awards of $40,000 per year from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2015.
The ACS Scholarship Endowment Fund of the College sponsors the Faculty Research Fellowships. The Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship of the ACS honors the founder of the College. The C. James Carrico, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship for the Study of Trauma and Critical Care honors the late Dr. Carrico. The one-year Louis Argenta, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship, presented by Kinetic Concepts, Inc., supports research in wound healing in honor of Dr. Argenta, a plastic surgeon.
The recipients of these fellowships are as follows:
Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow: Aimee M. Crago, MD, PhD, assistant attending surgeon, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Research project: Optimizing targeted therapy in liposarcomal—Co-amplification of MDM2 and CDK4 in liposarcoma genesis
C. James Carrico, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow: Todd Costantini, MD, assistant professor in residence, University of California, San Diego. Research project: Targeting the enteric nervous system to alter the inflammatory setpoint after acute intestinal injury
Louis Argenta, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow: Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, MD, assistant professor of surgery, George Washington University, Washington, DC. Research project: The role of Poly ADP Ribose Polymerase (PARP) in the Healing Process of Ischemic/Diabetic Wounds
Additional Faculty Research Fellowships for 2013–2015 were awarded to:
- William H. Peranteau, MD, assistant professor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Research project: The study and manipulation of the fetal hematopoietic niche to optimize in utero transplantation
- Kevin T. Nguyen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Research project: Oncogenic function of CD44 in pancreatic cancer invasion and metastasis
The ACS website lists the description and requirements for this program. The application deadline for the 2014 Faculty Research Fellowships is November 1, 2013.
The Scholarship Endowment Fund provides income to fund scholarships and fellowships awarded by the Board of Regents. Direct contributions to support the Scholarship Endowment Fund are welcome. The ACS encourages Fellows who would like to make tax-deductible gifts to fund these vital programs to contact the ACS Foundation at 312-202-5338.