|Surgical Research Presentations at the Quadrangle Club |
The Section of Surgical Research is sponsoring lunchtime presentations by departmental investigators held at the Quadrangle Club on the second Wednesday of each month. The presentations are not data intensive but are intended to provide an overview of research emphasizing the problems investigated, recent findings, and future directions.
While these lunches are intended primarily for faculty engaged in laboratory research, all regular faculty in the Department of Surgery are invited. Space is limited and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday December 11th at 12 noon in the Private Dining Room at the Quadrangle Club. Dr. Mahesh Gupta from the Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery will present " World of Sirtuins: Their Roles in Cardiac Hypertrophy, Cancer and Aging." Lunch will be provided.
If you wish to attend, please contact Ms. Ruth Crawford no later than Friday December 6th at email@example.com.
|ITM and BSD Core Lab Services Subsidies|
For those Principal Investigators who have unfunded or partially-funded projects, the Core Subsidies program through the Institute for Translational Medicine is a good way to cover core facility costs. Subsidies are available for up to $5,000 per project, with no more than two subsidies awarded to each Principal Investigator in each year.
Core Subsidies can be used to pay for services performed by the following facilities:
- Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
- Biophysics Core Facility
- Biostatistics Core Facility
- Cellular and Tissue Based Processing cGMP Facility
- CHeSS Methods Core
- Clinical Laboratory (Hospital Lab)
- Clinical Resource Center (CRC)
- DNA Sequencing and Genotyping
- Electron Microscopy
- Electron Microscopy - Cryopreservation and Tomography
- Fitch Monoclonal Antibody Facility
- Flow Cytometry Facility
- Functional Genomics Facility
- Human Immunologic Monitoring
- Human Tissue Research Center (HTRC)
- Immunohistochemistry Facility
- Institute for Biophysical Dynamics (IBD) Nanobiology
- Integrated Light Microscopy Core
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Mechanical/Technical Core (Machine Shop)
- Optical Imaging Core
- Pharmacology Core Facility
- Proteomics Core Laboratory
- Scientific Visualization and Image Analysis
- Small Animal Imaging Facilities
- Transgenic Mouse/Embryonic Stem Cell Facility
Subsidy applications can be submitted online. For budget development assistance, please contact Anna Alecci in Surgery Research Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|FASPE Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Seminary Program|
FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of doctors and other medical professional in Nazi Germany as a launching point for a two-week intensive study of contemporary medical ethics. Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both history and the ethical issues facing doctors today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.
The 2014 FASPE Seminary program will run from June 15 to June 26, 2014.
Completed applications must be received by January 6, 2014. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit www.FASPE.info.
If you have any questions, please contact Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.
|Dec 4, 2013 Dr. Mohan Gundeti to Serve Again as BJUI Consulting Editor|
Mohan Gundeti, MD, Director of Pediatric Urology, has been invited to continue as a consulting editor for BJU International!
In this role, Dr. Gundeti will peer-review submitted papers and may be asked on occasion to recommend peer reviewers for papers in their area of expertise (if they think the article merits further review) and to make a recommendation to the Editor based on the peer review responses.
Kudos to Dr. Gundeti on this achievement, a testament to his expertise and leadership in urology!
|Dec 3, 2013 Patient Thanks Thoracic Nurse for Comfort During "Daunting Process"|
A patient wrote the following thank-you note to Deirdre’ A. Coy, RN, Clinical Care Liaison for the Thoracic Surgery Dept.:
From the first time I spoke to you, you made me feel comfortable and secure. Having cancer and undertaking surgery can be a scary and daunting process. Your warmth and professionalism smooth the way and mitigate the pain. The department is very lucky to have you as their liaison person.
Thank you very much for "holding my hand" throughout the process. God bless you!
|Dec 2, 2013 Dr. Issam Awad Is Honored Guest at Annual Meeting of Sociedad Cirurgia Neurological de Buenos Aires|
Issam Awad, MD, Director of neurovascular Surgery and the John Harper Seeley Professor in the Section of Neurosurgery, was the Honored Guest of the Sociedad Cirurgia Neurological de Buenos Aires at its Annual Congress in Pinamar, Argentina (November 28-30, 2013).
Dr. Awad presented four invited lectures on "Biology of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations," "The Road to MISTIE Phase III Trial for Intracerebral Hemorrhage," "Dural Arteriovenous Malformations," and the Congress' closing plenary lecture on "A Personal Perspective on Clip vs. Coil for Cerebral Aneurysms."
|Dec 2, 2013 |
Ross Milner, MD, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery and Co-Director of the Center for Aortic Diseases, received the following note from the daughter of a former patient:
Dear Dr. Milner:
At this time of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all you have done for my mom and our entire family. As I drove to pick up my mom on Wednesday to bring her to my home to celebrate Thanksgiving, I thought how lucky we are that she is still with us to celebrate the holiday. As I sat here watching her happily preparing a holiday meal for her family, I remember where we were 2 years ago. Next week, December 5, marks 2 years since her surgery. That difficult day is still so clear in my mind but, in the end, what truly mattered was the outcome. What could have been a tragic situation was avoided due to the skills of a remarkable surgeon and for this, we thank you.
As you know, I did a lot of research after my mom had her failed procedure at another hospital, which brought us to you. Not to downplay your skills because I know that is truly why my mom is still with us today but, in reality, everyone expects their surgeon to be the best. No one is going to let any physician operate on a family member, especially after an already failed attempt, who they feel is less than the best. What makes you stand out from the rest is the person you are. As has been said, “a hero’s strength is measured by his heart” and you are truly a hero to my mom and her family. You have endless patience, compassion, and a never-ending commitment to provide the best care to your patients and their families.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving season, we celebrate my mother, so full of love, laughter, and life, and reflected on the person who helped keep that life going, and celebrate you. Thank you from the entire family.
|Dec 2, 2013 Dr. Peter Angelos Receives Secondary Appointment in Medicine|
Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery, has received a secondary appointment as Professor in the Department of Medicine!
Dr. Angelos is Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Kudos to Dr. Angelos for this second appointment -- a well-deserved recognition for your expertise in medicine!
|Nov 28, 2013 Dr. Maciej Lesniak Receives Thanks From Grateful Family|
The following note was written to Maciej Lesniak, MD, in the section of neurosurgery:
Dear Dr. Lesniak:
Less than a year ago, you operated on our daughter-in-law. She faced an uphill battle to be able to enjoy motherhood. Our son and daughter-in-law were less than a year married when symptoms of Cushing disease were diagnosed. We prepared ourselves for many months of recovery of normal endocrine functions after surgery.
Then, something happened that nobody would dare to expect. Our daughter-in-law become pregnant barely a month after the surgery. In the words of one of our doctors, it was an absolute miracle. This miracle happened because of your magic surgeon's hands.
A few days ago, our daughter-in-law delivered a healthy boy. She is in good health of a mother of a newborn and she is nursing her baby. We do not have enough words to express our gratitude to you. May Providence grant you perfect health and every success in your noble profession.
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