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Down to Business: ACS Program Updates and Resources

Recognition for Innovation: Submit Applications for 2021 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award

The ACS is accepting applications for the 2020 Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award through February 28, 2021.

The JPIA was established to recognize outstanding surgeons who are engaging in research, advancing the art and science of surgery, and demonstrating early promise of significant contribution to the practice of surgery and the safety of surgical patients. The award is supported through a generous endowed fund established by the donors and administered by the ACS Surgical Research Committee.

Special consideration will be given to surgeons who are at the “tipping point” of their research careers, with a track record indicative of early promise and potential (for example, a degree program in research or a K award).

Visit the JPIA web page for complete details on award criteria and nomination details. Contact Jorge Hernandez, Project Coordinator, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care–Continuous Quality Improvement, at or call 331-202-5319 with inquiries.

RAS Seeks Applications for Open Liaison Position to Association of Women Surgeons

The Resident and Association Society of the ACS seeks a Resident or Associate Fellow member to serve as a liaison to the Association of Women Surgeons. Applications are due 5:00 pm Central September 23. No exceptions will be made for late submissions.

This three-year position will start in October, and members applying will need to be able to serve a full three-year term while maintaining their membership status as a Resident or Associate Fellow member of the ACS and AWS. The applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have prior experience working with AWS
  • Be a current member of AWS or willing to become a member
  • Be willing to attend all AWS Council meetings (two in-person and two conference calls) and the AWS Annual Conference sessions
  • Show willingness to participate in AWS initiatives that align with the organization’s mission and strategic objectives, including programmatic development that benefit women trainees
  • Report to the ACS through biannual reports, and attend RAS monthly conference calls as able

Submit your application

Breakfast Together, Apart: Attend the History of Surgery Community Annual Meeting—Register Today!

The annual History of Surgery Community "Breakfast" Meeting will be held Monday, September 28, 4:30–6:00 pm Central, as a live virtual meeting. Presentations will include updates from the ACS Archives, the activities of the History and Archives Committee, a presentation on the laparoscopic revolution by Cynthia Tang, recipient of the 2019–2020 Archives Fellowship, and a keynote presentation on Michael DeBakey, MD, FACS, by Craig A. Miller, MD, FACS.

All are welcome to join and participate in the meeting—register today.

Career Opportunities

New Career Opportunities: Openings for Neurosurgeon, Acute Care Surgeon, and General Surgeon

With the ACS Surgery Career Connection, you can search more than 1,000 surgeon-specific positions and submit your application. The ACS Surgery Career Connection site is the premier resource to connect highly qualified surgeons with the best career opportunities across the country. Find your next career opportunity. Log on today.

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) | Erie, PA

Indiana University School of Medicine | Indianapolis, IN
Acute Care Surgery Faculty

Northside Hospital | Atlanta, GA
General Surgeon

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