First Annual $10,000 Kenneth A. Forde Surgical Research Grant Goes to Dr. Wu
The Forde Grant was awarded to June Wu, MD, for research directed at reversing AV malformations in children and entitled, "The role of Notch receptor and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 signaling in hemangioma endothelial cells."
Dr. Kaufman receives NFCR Grant
Dr. Howard L. Kaufman, MD received a National Foundation for Cancer Research grant of $100,000 over a period of two years.
Dr. Yan's Research Awarded $7.9M NIA Grant
Shi Du Yan, MD, MS has received $7.9M competitive renewal grant award from the National Institute on Aging to be used over a five-year period beginning on July 1, 2006. The grant supports her research on aging and Alzheimer's disease in the Division of Surgical Science.
Dr. Gelijns is Co-PI in $23M NHBLI Grant
INCHOIR, a joint division of the Mailman School of Public health and the Department of Surgery, has received a $23 million grant to act as data-coordinating center (DCC) for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Safety and Efficacy Initiative (CSSEI), a multicenter project that will evaluate devices and methods for cardiac surgeries. Annetine Gelijns, PhD, is co-principal investigator of the DCC portion of the project. The Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, with Eric A. Rose, MD, as PI, has received a grant of $1.25M as one of seven centers participating in the CSSIN. The project is funded by the NHLBI, NINDS, and Canadian Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health. The news was reported by Bloomberg (July 27, 2007), and in Crain's (July 30, 2007).
2007 Blakemore Awards and Prize
Recipients of the 2006-2007 Blakemore Awards for surgical research in a given academic year:
Recipient of the Blakemore Prize for the best body of research during surgical training by a graduating resident:
Dr. Sonett Receives Humanitarian Award
Chesed of New Square in Spring Valley, New York has presented Joshua R. Sonett, MD, with its 2007 Chesed Humanitarian Award for excellent medical/surgical care in the Rockland community. Chesed of New Square is a community service organization dedicated to facilitating access to medical care for members of the Rockland community.
2007 Resident Research Competition
Dr. George Comas wins first prize in sixteenth Surgery Residents' Research Competition, Dr. Piotr Witkowski takes second
The competition was held in the Faculty Club on May 24, 2007. There were 10 seven-minute presentations. Members of the Department of Surgery Research Committee and Leadership group scored the presentations. Prize winners are as follows:
Dr. Amory Honored
Spencer Amory, MD, received a 2006 Attending Physician of the Year award.
Dr. Amory has also received the 2007 Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
Department of Surgery Receives Bronze Telly
The Department of Surgery has received a bronze Telly Award for an educational video that will be part of COACH (Comprehensive Online Archived Heuristic), an online surgical training program being developed by James A. Lee, MD, and the Department of Surgery.
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