Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MPH, FACS, director of the Breast Center-Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale University, New Haven, CT, received the 2013 Claude Organ Traveling Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Chagpar will use her award to travel to India to study how breast and other cancers are treated and managed there, which will help her plan partnering projects with cancer care institutions in the developing world. Dr. Chagpar spoke before the ACS Scholarships Committee at the 2013 Clinical Congress.
The Claude Organ Traveling Fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Organ, a Past-President of the ACS. The $5,000 award allows an outstanding young surgeon to attend an educational meeting or make an extended visit to an institution of his or her choice, tailored to his or her research interests. The annual Claude Organ Traveling Fellowship benefits young surgeons who are members of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association.
The requirements for this award are posted to the ACS website. Information regarding the 2014 Claude Organ Traveling Fellowship will be published in a future issue of the Bulletin.