RAS-ACS announces 2019 Leadership Scholarship Award winners

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) earlier this year announced the recipients of the 2019 RAS-ACS Leadership Scholarship Awards. The winners were selected based on the following criteria: prior RAS-ACS involvement, potential for future leadership within the RAS-ACS, strength of the letter of support, and how well the essay supported the RAS-ACS vision.

Each scholarship covers course registration and travel expenses to and from various ACS meetings and courses. The winners are as follows:

Jeremy D. Kauffman, MD, research fellow, division of pediatric surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL, and general surgery resident, UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) Pinnacle, Harrisburg, PA, who attended the Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course, March 29–31 in Chicago, IL

Diane Haddad, MD, general surgery resident, T32 research fellow, and master of public health candidate, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, who attended the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, March 29–April 2 in Washington, DC

Sharven Taghavi, MD, MPH, MS, assistant professor of surgery, division of trauma and critical care, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, who at press time was scheduled to attend the Surgeons as Leaders: From Operating Room to Boardroom Course, April 28–May 1 in Durham, NC

Ravi Viradia, MD, chief, general surgery residency, West Virginia University, Morgantown, who will be attending the ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 19–22 in Washington, DC

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