The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has awarded six Resident Research Scholarships for 2017–2019. The scholarships, made possible through the ACS Foundation’s Scholarship Endowment Fund, are offered to encourage residents to pursue careers in academic surgery and carry awards of $30,000 for each of two years beginning July 1, 2017.
The recipients of these scholarships are as follow:
- Deshka Foster, MD, postgraduate year (PGY)-2, Stanford University, CA. Projected specialty: Pediatric surgery. Research project: Characterizing the Cell Responsible for Scar Formation.
- Daniel J. Wong, MD, PGY-3, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Projected specialty: Vascular surgery. Research project: Generation of Living Arterial Substitutes from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.
- Anthony Cyr, MD, PGY-3, University of Pittsburgh, PA. Projected specialty: General surgery. Research project: Age-Associated Metabolomic Changes and Sirtuin Histone Deacetylases in Surgical Sepsis.
- Devon Livingston-Rosanoff, MD, PGY-2, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Projected specialty: Surgical oncology. Research project: Surgical Outcomes in a Longitudinal Cohort of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Patients.
- Fahima Dossa, MD, PGY-3, University of Toronto, ON. Projected specialty: Surgical oncology. Research project: Health Services Utilization after BRCA1/2 Testing in Canada.
- Jill Q. Klausner, MD, PGY-2, University of California, Los Angeles. Projected specialty: General surgery. Research project: The Impact of Targeted Interventions on Compliance with ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program®/American Geriatrics Society Best Practices Guidelines and Geriatric-Specific Clinical Outcomes.
An updated description and requirements for this program will be posted on the ACS website. The application deadline for the 2018 Resident Research Scholarships is September 1, 2017.
The Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to support scholarships and fellowships awarded by the Board of Regents. Direct contributions to support the Scholarship Endowment Fund are welcome. To make tax-deductible gifts to fund these vital programs, contact the ACS Foundation at 312-202-5338.