The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has awarded four Faculty Research Fellowships for 2018–2020. The fellowships are offered to encourage young academic surgeon-scientists to establish their own laboratories and carry awards of $40,000 for each of two years, beginning July 1, 2018. These fellowships are supported by the ACS Foundation’s Scholarship Endowment Fund.
The ACS offers two Faculty Research Fellowships that recognize ACS leaders. The Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship honors the founder of the College, and the C. James Carrico, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship for the Study of Trauma and Critical Care honors the late Dr. Carrico.
The recipients of these fellowships are as follows:
- Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow: Caroline E. Reinke, MD, MSHP, FACS, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC. Specialty: General surgery. Research project: Post-discharge virtual care versus standard care after low-risk minimally invasive operations: Evaluating safety and patient satisfaction.
- C. James Carrico, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellow: Lisa Marie Knowlton, MD, MPH, Surgical critical care fellow, Stanford University, CA. Specialty: Trauma, critical care. Research project: The changing landscape of trauma care: Analyzing the impact of policy on quality and performance.
Additional undesignated Faculty Research Fellowships for 2018–2020 were awarded to the following surgeons:
- Pablo E. Serrano Aybar, MD, MPH, MSc, FACS, assistant professor, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Specialty: Surgical oncology, hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. Research project: Perioperative Optimization with Nutritional Supplements in Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Surgery for Cancer (PROGRESS), a pilot feasibility study.
- Catherine Juillard, MD, MPH, FACS, assistant professor of surgery, University of California, San Francisco. Specialty: Trauma, critical care. Research project: Building capacity for trauma quality improvement in a resource-poor country.
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 2019 Faculty Research Fellowships is November 15, 2018.
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.