Five Faculty Research Fellowships awarded

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has awarded five Faculty Research Fellowships for 2016. 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, 2016, through June 30, 2018. Faculty Research Fellowships are sponsored by the ACS Foundation’s Scholarship Endowment Fund of the College.

Named Fellowships

The ACS offers three Faculty Research Fellowships that recognize ACS leaders. The Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons 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 Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship is made possible through the Thomas R. Russell Fund and supports research into improving surgical outcomes.

The recipients of these fellowships are as follows:

  • Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow: Robert R. Redfield III, MD, assistant professor of surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison. Research project: BLyS Inhibition for the Induction of Humoral Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation.
  • James Carrico, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow: Sean M. Monaghan, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI. Research project: Immune Dysfunction in Critical Illness/Injury: Role of Alternative Splicing.
  • Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow: Anthony Yang, MD, FACS, assistant professor of surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Research project: Implementation of Optimal Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Diverse Hospitals.

Undesignated fellowships

Additional undesignated Faculty Research Fellowships for 2016–2018 were awarded to the following surgeons:

  • Michael P. Kim, MD, assistant professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Research project: Elucidating Mutant p53-Dependent Mechanisms of Metastasis in Pancreatic Cancer.
  • Peter H. U. Lee, MD, assistant professor, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus. Research project: Effects of Loading on Cardiac Remodeling in an in vitro Three-Dimensional Tissue-Engineered Model.

Applying for and supporting fellowships

An updated description and requirements for this program will be posted to the Scholarships Web page. The application deadline for the 2017 Faculty Research Fellowships is November 1, 2016.

The Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide income for scholarships and fellowships awarded by the ACS 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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