ACS Faculty Research Fellowships awarded to five surgeons

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Faculty Research Fellowships for 2014 were awarded earlier this year. These fellowships are offered to surgeons who are embarking on a career in general surgery or a surgical specialty and carry awards of $40,000 per year. Faculty Research Fellowships are sponsored by the Scholarship Endowment Fund of the ACS.

The two-year Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons honors the College’s founder. The two-year 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 is presented by Kinetic Concepts, Inc. to support research in wound healing in honor of Dr. Argenta, who is a plastic surgeon.

The recipients of these fellowships are as follows:

  • Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow (July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016): Sunit Das, MD, assistant professor of surgery, University of Toronto, ON. Research project: Elucidating the Role of Vascular Mimicry in Glioblastoma.
  • C. James Carrico, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow (July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016): Isaiah R. Turnbull, MD, assistant professor of surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Research project: Role of Innate Lymphoid Cells in the Pathogenesis of Sepsis.
  • Louis Argenta, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow (July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015): Robert D. Winfield, MD, assistant professor of surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Research project: Adipose Tissue and Post-Injury Immune Dysfunction.

Additional undesignated Faculty Research Fellowships for 2014–2016 were awarded to:

  • Ali Zarrinpar, MD, assistant professor of surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. Research project: Integrated Analysis of Lipid Metabolism and Gene Expression in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
  • Fumito Ito, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Research project: Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Generate Patient- and Tumor-Specific T cells.

Applying for fellowships

The description and requirements for this program are posted on the ACS website. The application deadline for the 2015 Faculty Research Fellowships is November 3, 2014.

The ACS Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide income to fund scholarships and fellowships awarded by the Board of Regents. Direct contributions to support the Scholarship Endowment Fund are welcome. Fellows who would like to make tax-deductible gifts to fund these vital programs are encouraged to contact the ACS Foundation at 312-202-5338.

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