November 21, 2023
The ACS Foundation supports surgical research, education, rural surgery, trauma, and more—all with the goal of improving patient outcomes. You can help strengthen the Foundation’s impact by making a donation today.
Tuesday, November 28, is Giving Tuesday, a global event that encourages generosity toward meaningful causes, making it the perfect time for contributing to the future of the College’s initiatives that provide opportunities for surgeons, both present and future.
Two surgeons who have given generously are retired Colonel Kirby Gross, MD, FACS, and Regent Kenneth W. Sharp. Both were recognized with the Distinguished Philanthropy Award. In the September Bulletin, they described why they give and their longtime dedication to the Foundation.
Those who have benefitted say their work would not have been possible without support from the ACS Foundation.
Rick F. Nelson, MD, PhD, FACS, received the ACS/Triological Society Clinical Scientist Development Award in 2017 to further innovative research in neurotology and reconstruction of hearing bones. The award proved a turning point for Dr. Nelson’s lab, as it provided extra support to increase staff and allowed him additional time outside of the clinic to write papers and grants—efforts that are reversing hearing loss in patients.
Resident Ashley L. Titan, MD, was awarded an ACS Resident Research Scholarship funded by the ACS Foundation, which supported her research in tendon-to-bone injuries and the role that skeletal stem cells play in the process of bone and cartilage repair. It was her first research award, and it is seed money that may lead to larger awards that will help transition her research from the lab to direct patient care.
Foundation funds also support ACS H.O.P.E. (Health Outreach Program for Equity in Global Surgery, formerly Operating Giving Back), the Chapter Initiative Fund, and much more. Make a gift to the Foundation today and see what the ACS Foundation can do for you, your colleagues, and your patients.