Smith, W.Z., Harrison, H.B., Salhanick, M.A., Higgins, R.A., Oritz, A., Olson, J.D., Schwacha, M.G., Harrison, C.R., Aydelotte, J.D., Stewart, R.M., Dent, D.L. (2013) A small amount can make a difference: a prospective human study of the paradoxical coagulation characteristics of hemothorax. American Journal of Surgery 206:904-909.
Rani M, Zhang Q, Schwacha MG. (2014) Burn wound gamma-delta T-cells support a Th-2 and Th- 17 immune response. Journal of Burn Care and Research 35:46-53. (Lonza Award recipient)
Schwacha, M.G., Rani, M., Zhang, Q., Nunez-Cantu, O., Cap, A.P. (2014) Mitochondrial damage- associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) activate gamma delta (γδ) T-cells. Innate Immunity. 20:261-268.
Rani, M., Zhang, Q., Scherer, M.A., Cap, A.P., Schwacha, M.G. (2014) Activated skin γδ T-cells regulate T-cell infiltration of the wound site after burn. Innate Immunity (epub ahead of print).
Congratulations to Dr. Susannah Nicholson
Congratulations to Dr. Susannah Nicholson for her recent grant funding from the UTHSCSA Military Health Institute and School of Medicine Basic and Clinical Research Pilot Program. Her project, titled “Trauma, Inflammation and Injury to the Gastrointestional Microbiome,” will facilitate a greater understanding of the complexity of the microbiome within the gut following trauma.
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.
Congratulations to Abdul Alarhayem, MD, Ross Willis, PhD, and Patrick Nguyen, MD
Our abstract titled “Running out of Time”: The Effect of Proximity of Overnight Call to National Board of Medical Examiners Surgery (NBME) Examination Scores has been accepted as a poster presentation to the Association for Surgical Education April 2015 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA with Dr. Abdul Alarhayem as the presenting author.
(pictured Abdul Alarhayem, MD, Ross Willis, PhD, MPH, and Patrick Nguyen, MD) General Surgery Residency Program (26 January 2015)
Congratulations to Edward Shipper, MD, Richard Peterson, MD, MPH, and Patrick Nguyen, MD
Their abstract titled Laparoscopic Repair of Fluoroscopic Guided Gastrostomy Tube Placement Through the Transverse Colon has been accepted as a video presentation to the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Meeting to be held February 2015 in Houston, TX with Dr. Edward Shipper as the presenting author.
(pictured Edward Shipper, MD, Richard Peterson, MD, MPH and Patrick Nguyen, MD) General Surgery Residency Program (22 January 2015)
Zhenyu Qin, MD, Vascular Research, asked to serve as peer reviewer for UK Wellcome Trust and Royal Society's Sir Henry Dale Fellowship applicants. The fellowship provides an opportunity for outstanding researchers in the UK to build an independent research career addressing an important biomedical question. Learn more about the Wellcome Trust | Learn more about Vascular Metallomics Research Lab (7-30-14)
Congratulations to Zhenyu Qin, MD, Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery Research and Director of the Vascular Metallomics Research Laboratory, has been asked to continue to serve on the vascular peer reviewer panel for the Fall 2014 Vascular Wall Bio BSc1 session of the American Heart Association annual meeting. Vascular Metallomics Research Lab (7-15-14)
For the next three years, Zhenyu Qin, MD, Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery Research and Director of the Vascular Metallomics Research Laboratory, will be working in his lab with a Voelcker Scholar. Joining Dr. Qin's lab will be Saleel Sripada from Spring, Texas. Saleel was selected for the Voelcker Scholar program based on school grades and accomplishments, as well as community service. Learn more about the Voelcker Academy Vascular Metallomics Research Lab (7-15-14)