ACS awards six Resident Research Scholarships

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has awarded six Resident Research Scholarships for 2015–2017. The scholarships 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, 2015. The recipients of the 2015–2017 Resident Research Scholarships are as follows:

  • Madhukar S. Patel, MD, postgraduate year (PGY)-3, at Massachusetts General Hospital, for research to be performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Projected specialty: Surgery. Research project: Preventing Device Associated Infections Using Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces
  • Jacob K. Olson, MD, PGY-3, Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA, for research to be performed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH. Projected specialty: Pediatric surgery. Research project: Probiotics and Heparin-Binding-Like Growth Factor: A Novel Therapy for Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Gavitt A. Woodard, MD, PGY-4, University of California, San Francisco. Projected specialty: Thoracic surgery. Research project: Sonic Hedgehog and Gli Pathway and Erlotinib Resistance in Lung Cancer
  • Lindsey Wolf, MD, PGY-3, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston. Projected specialty: Surgery, acute care surgery. Research project: Improving Access to Surgical Care in Vulnerable Populations: A Pilot Proposal Using Mixed Methods
  • Gabriella Grisotti, MD, PGY-3, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Projected specialty: Pediatric surgery. Research project: Determining the Role of Lymphotoxin-a in the Lymphangiogenesis of Wound Healing
  • Clement Marshall, MD, PGY-2, Stanford University, CA. Projected specialty: Transplant surgery. Research project: Inhibition of Tumor Growth by Healing Wounds


The description and requirements for this scholarship are posted online. The application deadline for the 2016 Resident Research Scholarships is September 1, 2015.

The Scholarship Endowment Fund of the College sponsors these scholarships.

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

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