The Associate Fellow (AF) Committee is launching a new educational series within their regular meeting schedule. This quarterly series will invite surgeons with leadership, management, or clinical expertise to share their tips and tricks. The interview, conducted by Christine Chung, DO, AF Professional Development Sub-Committee lead, will be held during the first 10 to 15 minutes of the Associate Fellow Committee meeting. Topics planned for 2022 include professional development, leadership, advocacy, surgical tips/tricks, and techniques. If you are an Associate Fellow Member, we invite you to join our meetings and, if interested, join the Associate Fellow Committee. Please send an email to RASnews@facs.org. All are invited and welcome.
The American College of Surgeons Women in Surgery Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award. The award will be presented during Clinical Congress 2022 in recognition of an individual’s significant contributions to the advancement of women in the field of surgery.
Individuals for consideration must meet the following eligibility requirements:
To learn more about eligibility and nomination requirements, and to submit a nomination, click here.
The American College of Surgeons History and Archives Committee (HAC) is seeking candidates to fill several vacancies on the committee beginning in October 2022.
The mission of the HAC is to advance, promote, sustain, and expand the recognition, appreciation, presentation, preservation, and study of American surgical history; to stimulate and facilitate research and other scholarly activities on this subject; to enhance our resources for this endeavor; and to incorporate the study and appreciation of surgical history into the surgical curriculum and its application to future goals.
Surgeons interested in advancing and promoting the study of surgical history should apply. Those who have demonstrated experience in the writing of surgical history, or of participating in ACS history-related events, are particularly encouraged to apply.
For more details and to submit your application, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GVLYRMD.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but the firm deadline is June 1, 2022. Decisions on filling positions will be made no later than July 1, 2022.
Check out the next Pathways to Fellowship Series video on acute care surgery! The interview, conducted by Dr. Lyndsey Kilgore (breast surgical oncologist at the University of Kansas Cancer Center and Associate Fellow Member of the ACS) and Quinn Losefsky (Medical Student ACS Committee Member at TCS and HSC SOM) can be found on YouTube.
In this interview, acute care surgeons Dr. Cynthia Tally, Medical University of South Carolina, and Dr. Robert Winfield, Kansas University Medical Center, note that their mentors early on were all members of ACS. They discuss opportunities in leadership, collaboration, and networking available as members. Get involved early, and check out additional interviews in other subspecialties here.
The College has awarded Resident Research Scholarships to six individuals for 2022–2024. The scholarships are offered to encourage residents pursuing careers in academic surgery. This award offers $30,000 for each of 2 years, beginning July 1, and they are supported by the ACS Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Here are the 2022–2024 scholarship recipients:
Hanna Ficarino, MD
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Projected specialty: Colorectal/Trauma
Research project title: “Unplanned Healthcare, Self-Efficacy, and Quality of Life in Ostomy Patients: The Role of Health Literacy”
Yung Lee, MD
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Projected specialty: MIS/Bariatrics and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Research project title: “Effect of Bariatric surgery on Chronic Renal Disease (BARICADE): A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial and Population-Based Study”
Norah Liang, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Projected specialty: Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
Research project title: “Investigating the Role of Engrailed-1-Positive Fibroblasts in the Foreign Body Response”
Kevin Mangum, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Projected specialty: Vascular Surgery/Genetic Aortopathies
Research project title: “JAK/STAT Regulation of Macrophage-Mediated Inflammation in Diabetic Wound Repair”
Shannon Radomski, MD
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Projected specialty: Surgical Oncology
Research project title: “Investigating Intra-Patient Inter-Metastatic Drug Response Heterogeneity in Peritoneal Metastases from Gastrointestinal and Gynecologic Primary Cancers”
Winona Wu, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Projected specialty: Vascular Surgery
Research project title: “Investigating the Role of MicroRNA-130b in Angiogenesis and Diabetic Critical Limb Ischemia”
The online application for the Resident Research Scholarship will re-open in mid-July. Please visit the web page for more details. https://www.facs.org/member-services/scholarships/resident/acsresident.
The Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide income to fund scholarships and fellowships awarded by the Board of Regents. Direct contributions to support the Scholarship Endowment Fund are welcome. Fellows wishing to make tax-deductible gifts to fund these vital programs are encouraged to contact the ACS Foundation at 312-202-5338.