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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
SAVE THE DATE: Concussion CME Event
Concussion and mTBI: A Practical Review
Sponsored by the Section of Neurosurgery
Co-Directors: Dr. David Frim, Dr. Lisa Thornton
The symposium will focus on current practices and controversies in the evaluation, treatment and underlying science of concussive brain injury.

Location: The Gleacher Center, 450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
Wed, Dec 3, 2014
8:00 AM
- 2:45 PM
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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SAVE THE DATE: Employee Appreciation Holiday Dinner
Save the date for the employee appreciation holiday celebration dinner.

Wednesday, Dec. 10
DCAM 4th Floor Atrium
4 to 6 p.m. or
10 p.m. to midnight

A full dinner will be served. Please bring your ID badge for admission. Dining accommodations will be available on the DCAM 5th and 6th floors. For more information, contact Chandra Ross at ex. 2-5757.

Register Now for CCTS Courses
Students can register now for winter 2014-2015 CCTS courses from the Institute for Translational Medicine. Courses include signal transduction and disease, introduction to clinical research informatics, topics in global health and more.

Click here to learn more and register.


Nov 21, 2014  Congrats to Drs. Zachary & Zagaja on their Promotions
Lawrence Zachary, MD, and Gregory Zagaja, MD, have been promoted to professors in the School of Medicine track, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Currently, Dr. Zachary is an associate professor of surgery and a nationally recognized expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Zagaja is also an associate professor of surgery and the director of the Prostate Cancer Program.

Nov 21, 2014  Research Residents Reach Out to Local Students
General surgery residents have begun their Kenwood Academy Outreach Program to reach out to students at a local Chicago school. Residents have been working in Kenwood Academy's science courses, specifically the principles of biomedical sciences class and the human body systems. Clinical correlation lectures have been provided, coordinated with the curricula of the classes at Kenwood, taught by Kristian Coerper.

The involved research residents are Puneet Singh, MD, Monika Krezalek, MD, Kristina Guyton, MD, Kinga Skowron, MD, Olga Kantor, MD, Melinda Stack, MD, and Baddr Shakhsheer, MD, (pictured below).

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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