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Upcoming Events
SAVE THE DATES: 2015 Departmental M&M and Faculty Meetings
All meetings are held in P-117 with M&M starting at 6:30-7:15 a.m., and the faculty meeting starting at 7:15-8:15 a.m.

Jan. 14, 2015 >> M&M: Cardiothoracic and OVS
April 8, 2015 >> M&M: General Surgery and Neurosurgery
July 15, 2015 >> M&M: Transplant and OHNS
Oct. 14, 2015 >> M&M: Urology and Vascular Surgery

Location: P-117

Women in Surgery Breakfasts
The Department of Surgery hosts Women in Surgery breakfasts every quarter. Both women attendings and residents are welcome to join.

October 15
8:15-9:15 AM

January 7
8:15-9:15 AM

April 15
8:15-9:15 AM

July 15
8:15-9:15 AM

For questions or more information, please contact Jessica Kandel, MD, chief of pediatric surgery.

Location: O-224
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
8:15 AM
- 9:15 AM
SAVE THE DATES: Research Lunches at the Quad Club
Lunches to improve communication between departmental faculty conduction research will resume. These are primarily for Principal Investigators, but faculty on the RA track who have major roles in their laboratories are also welcome to attend.

All lunches will be held on Wednesdays at Noon. Here are the 2014 and 2015 dates:

12 November
10 December
14 January
11 February
11 March
8 April
13 May

Location: Quadrangle Club
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Endoscopic Ultrasonography Live
The University of Chicago Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital will collaborate in the presentation of the 19th Annual Endoscopic Ultrasonography Live 2014 this November. The program, featuring live cases and hands-on sessions, will be put on through the Center for Endoscopic Research & Therapeutics. Mitchell C. Posner, MD, and Mark K. Ferguson, MD, will be speaking at the event.
Location: Center for Care and Discovery
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
12:00 AM
- 12:00 AM
SAVE THE DATE: Department Holiday Party
Please save the date for the Department of Surgery Holiday Party. A formal invitation will follow closer to the event.
Location: International House - Assembly Hall
Fri, Dec 5, 2014
5:00 PM
- 7:30 PM
SAVE THE DATE: Charles B. Huggins Research Symposium
The 22nd Annual Charles B. Huggins Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the DCAM Atrium and the CCD Boardroom and Food Court. More details will be released closer to the event.
Location: DCAM Atrium
Wed, Mar 18, 2015
5:00 PM
- 7:00 PM

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Apply Now for the AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Scholars in Residence Fellowship
AcademyHealth and the Aetna Foundation are accepting applications for the AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Scholars in Residence Fellowship.

This fellowship is designed to retain underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities in health services research by providing professional training and networking activities for junior and mid-career level academics and clinical practitioners, who are conducting disparities research with a focus on population health.

Applications are due Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 by 5 p.m.

For more information, contact

NIH Accepting Applications to Loan Repayment Programs: Sept. 1-Nov. 15, 2014
Researchers who have incurred significant education debt and who conduct biomedical or behavioral research funded by non-profit or government sources are eligible to apply. If selected, NIH will repay up to $70,000 of student loan debt over a two-year period. More information is available here:


Oct 28, 2014  Patient's Son-in-Law Expresses Appreciation of Dr. Milner
I can't thank enough for the care you have provided for my father-in-law. I have had the opportunity to work with many physicians, and you have simply been one of the finest. I am a bit amazed by how well he has done- but regardless of the outcome we can't put into words our appreciation for your effort and investment in his care.

Oct 22, 2014  Dr. David Song Appointed to ASPS Leadership
David Song, MD, MBA, FACS, Cynthia Chow Professor of Surgery, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and associate dean of CME, has been named president-elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the world's largest professional society for plastic surgeons.

Please join us in congratulating him on this wonderful achievement!

Oct 22, 2014  Urology Hosts Successful Bike Tour
The section of urology hosted a two-day, three-site bicycle tour of northwest Indiana where the physician riders met with three hospital sites, including Memorial South Bend, Franciscan Woodlawn Cancer Center and Cancer Health Treatment Centers in Valparaiso.

The riders also make the 6 o'clock ABS local affiliate news in South Bend.

Congrats to all of the riders and organizers.

UPDATE: Here is a clipping of some additional press coverage the group received: an article in a Michigan City newspaper.

Oct 21, 2014  Resident Kristina Guyton Receives Praise from Visiting Lab Team
After finishing a successful lab headed by the University of Wisconsin's Dr. Carla Pugh, Kristina Guyton, MD, a general surgery resident, received praise from Dr. Pugh's lab manager, Shannon DiMarco.

"From the moment I was put in contact with Dr. Kristina Guyton, she went above and beyond to make sure every last detail of our trip was taken care of efficiently. She spent several months helping me get this collection in order and I can say that I rarely get the opportunity to work with someone as professional as Kristi. She is a gem."

Process Improvement Initiative
Submit ideas that provide viable solutions to department challenges - administrative, clinical or research-related. Leadership will judge submissions and pick winners each quarter. Click HERE to submit.

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