Grant Funding News for Dr. Martin Schwacha! (2017-04-18)
Dr. John Admire Awarded Raleigh R. Ross Scholarship (2017-04-09)
Vascular Surgery Researchers Present Four Posters at Passport Day (2017-04-04)
Rani M, Nicholson SE, Zhang Q, Schwacha MG. Damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPS) released after burn are associated with inflammation and monocyte activation. Burns. 2017;43:297-303.
Gardner AK, Scott DJ, Willis RE, Van Sickle K, Truitt MS, Uecker J, Brown KM, Marks JM, Dunkin BJ. Is current surgery resident and GI fellow training adequate to pass FES? Surg Endosc. 2017 Jan;31(1):352-358. View the abstract
Jatoi I, Anderson WF. Breast-cancer tumor size and screening effectiveness. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jan 5;376(1):93. View the abstract
Grant Funding News for Dr. Martin Schwacha!
Surgery Professor Dr. Martin G. Schwacha received notification that he has been awarded a research grant from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation. The $100,000 funding will provide support for his research on “The Role of Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSC) in Wound Healing.” Dr. Susannah Nicholson will also serve as a co-investigator. Their work should provide important new information regarding the cellular basis of burn wound healing. Founded in San Antonio in 1998, the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation supports original research on the cause, cure, treatment, or prevention of human diseases and disorders, including basic research, applied research, and clinical trials.
April 18, 2017
Dr. John Admire Awarded Raleigh R. Ross Scholarship
General Surgery Chief Resident John Admire, MD, was awarded the Raleigh R. Ross Texas Surgical Society Scholarship at their recent meeting in Midland. This scholarship is awarded annually to one resident from each surgical program in Texas who exemplifies the ideals of the Texas Surgical Society (TSS). In addition to his clinical residency, Dr. Admire completed an additional year of surgical education research as a General Surgery Research Resident. He plans to enter private practice after completing his residency.
Photo: Presenting the award is (left to right) TSS President Dr. Ross Reagan, Dr. Admire, TSS President-Elect Dr. Ronald Stewart, and TSS Treasurer Dr. Richard Frazee.
April 09, 2017
Vascular Surgery Researchers Present Four Posters at Passport Day
Four researchers from the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery presented research and quality improvement work at the UTHSA Passport Day on April 4. Passport Day is co-sponsored annually by the School of Medicine’s Research and Graduate Medical Education offices, and highlights poster presentations by medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows on various topics of research, quality improvement, and patient safety. Poster presentations were given by:
Dr. Hallie E. Baer, General Surgery Research Resident, Outcomes of Resection for Renal Cell Carcinoma with Extensive Inferior Vena Cava Thrombus
Gilda Digman, MSIII, Getting to Choosing Wisely: The Value of a PE Clinical Decision Making Tool to Enhance Appropriateness of Care
Ryan J. Folsom, MSIII, A Comparison of Preoperative and Intraoperative Vein Mapping Sizes for Arteriovenous Fistula Creation
Bryant Huang, MSII, A Year of Going Lean for the Diabetic - Outcomes of Multidisciplinary Limb Salvage: PALS Clinic (Quality Improvement)
April 04, 2017
Dr. Nicholas Robbins Wins Lt Gen Paul Myers Award!
Congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Robbins (2nd from right), General Surgery Research Resident, who has won the Lt Gen Paul Myers Award at the fourth annual Military Surgical Symposium held on March 22 in Houston. Dr. Robbins’ work at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research, “Hyperbaric normothermic perfusion mitigates reperfusion injury in porcine vascular composite allotransplantation,” earned first place in the basic science competition. Dr. Sharon Lawson, PGY3 and former General Surgery Research Resident, was a co-author in these studies. The Military Surgical Symposium showcases the premier research conducted by surgical trainees in the US Army, Navy and Air Force, and is held during the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
March 22, 2017
SCVS Honors for Dr. Hallie Baer!
Congratulations to Dr. Hallie Baer, who was the winner of the Venous Disease Topic and an Allastair Karmody Award Finalist at the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery’s 45th Annual Symposium in March 2017. Her research project, Outcomes of Resection for Renal Cell Carcinoma with Extensive Inferior Vena Cava Thrombus, was selected more than 40 studies in the competition. Dr. Baer is a General Surgery Research Resident in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
March 21, 2017
Dr. Al Fayyadh Awarded Travel Scholarship
Congratulations to Dr. Mohammed Al Fayyadh, a General Surgery Research Resident, who was awarded a Travel Scholarship from the House Staff Council at University Health System. Dr. Al Fayyadh has been invited by the Association of Program Directors in Surgery to present his findings on the impact of timing and type of feedback on basic surgical skills acquisition at their annual meeting in San Diego in April.
March 13, 2017
Research Resident Dr. Carla Zeballos Named 2017 AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research
Dr. Carla Zeballos, who is currently pursuing her PhD in the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2017 AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award! This travel award will allow Dr. Zeballos to present her research at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this April. It is supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities and provides funds for the meeting registration and travel expenses. Way to go, Carla!
January 27, 2017
Grant Funding News for Dr. Nicholson!
Congratulations to Dr. Susannah Nicholson who will serve as a Co-Principal Investigator on a newly-funded IIMS/Military Health Institute Pilot Project. Collaborating with her Co-PI Dr. Lora Watts, they will be studying the potential for changes in the intestinal microbiome to serve as a biomarker for outcomes after traumatic brain injury.
January 12, 2017
Congratulations to Carla Zeballos, MD
Dr. Carla Zeballos was recently selected to receive a travel award to present her research at the European Association for the Study of the Liver HCC Summit in Geneva, Switzerland in February 2017. Her presentation is titled "The Role of Six Transmembrane Epithelial Antigen of the Prostate 2 (STEAP2) in Hepatocellular Carcinoma." Dr. Zeballos is a General Surgery Research Resident and a Cancer Biology T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Dept. of Cell Systems and Anatomy.
December 19, 2016
Congratulations to Hallie Baer, MD!
Congratulations to Dr. Hallie Baer for her podium presentation on November 5th at the annual meeting of the Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Dr. Baer placed third in the residency competition with her presentation titled “Outcomes of Resection for Renal Cell Carcinoma with Extensive Inferior Vena Caval Thrombus.” Dr. Baer is a General Surgery Research Resident working with the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
November 05, 2016
Congratulations to Research Resident Dr. Edward Shipper
Research Resident Edward Shipper, M.D. was selected from over 20 applicants across the country to receive the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) International Exchange Scholarship. He will represent the RAS-ACS and UTHSCSA in Perth, Australia in May 2016 at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress.
July 22, 2016