Grant Funding News for Dr. Nicholson! (2017-01-12)
Congratulations to Carla Zeballos, MD (2016-12-19)
Congratulations to Hallie Baer, MD! (2016-11-05)
Fearing CM, Melton DW, Lei X, Hancock H, Wang H, Sarwar ZU, Porter L, McHale M, McManus LM, Shireman PK. Increased adipocyte area in injured muscle with aging and impaired remodeling in female mice. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Aug;71(8):992-1004. View the abstract
Salhanick MA, Sams VG, Pidcoke HF, Fedyk CG, Scherer MR, Dubick MA, Dent DL, Cap AP, Schwacha MG. Shed pleural blood from traumatic hemothorax contains elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Shock. 2016 Aug;46(2):144-8. View the abstract
Dietch ZC, Duane TM, Cook CH, O'Neill PJ, Askari R, Napolitano LM, Namias N, Watson CM, Dent DL, Edwards BL, Shah PM, Guidry CA, Davies SW, Willis RN, Sawyer RG. Obesity is not associated with antimicrobial treatment failure for intra-abdominal infection. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Aug;17(4):412-21. View the abstract
Basic, translational and clinical research: Research constitutes a significant component of our department, with innovative projects leading to greater scientific understanding and improved human health. The Department of Surgery at UTHSCSA has the expertise, resources, facilities, and environment to conduct research in both the basic and the clinical sciences. The research is multidisciplinary and includes investigators with specialties in surgery, medicine, physiology, pathology, immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology. Through the interaction of these diverse areas of expertise, is it possible to accomplish the goals of obtaining new and pertinent information for better care and management of surgical patients. This combined team effort and integrative approach contributes to improved procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and critical care that will result in decreased complications, morbidities, and mortality rates in our patient population.
Although the research interests in the department are multifaceted, particular areas of interest include the immunopathology of trauma, angiogenesis and tissue regeneration, vascular metallomics and cancer epidemiology. Our research endeavors are funded by the NIH, Department of Defense, the VA and other sources.
The Department of Surgery at UTHSCSA has a strong commitment to the training of residents and fellows in research. Investigators have trained and are training several residents/fellows who have received various awards and presented at high profile conferences and meetings nationally and internationally.