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Dr. Lee Elected to VSB

Dr. Jason Lee, a professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, has been elected to the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (VSB-ABS). The VSB-ABS was established in 1998 and is solely responsible for defining all requirements and processes related to board certification in vascular surgery.

Dr. Hawn chosen as SBAS Honorary Fellow

Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Mary Hawn was unanimously chosen by the Executive Council of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) to be one of their 2019 Honorary Fellows. According to the release from SBAS, Hawn was selected for her contributions to the careers of many of the organization’s members and as well as American surgery at large. She will be inducted at the American Surgical Association Meeting in Dallas, TX this coming April.

Dr. Leeper Awarded R35

Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, has been awarded an Emerging Investigators' Award (R35) by the National Institutes of Health. The more than $5 million grant will support Leeper's research on clonal expansion, resistance to effercytosis, and innate immunity in atherosclerosis over the next seven years.

Dr. Wren Awarded WISA #SheforShe Award

Dr. Sherry Wren was the inaugural recipient of the #SheforShe award from the Women Surgeons in Africa (WISA) for supporting the development of women surgeons in the region.

Grand Rounds

The Rise of Thyroid Cancer and its Evolving Management

8th Annual Ignatius Lecturer Dr. Julie Anne Sosa, the recently-appointed Chair of UCSF's Department of Surgery, presents "The Rise of Thyroid Cancer and its Evolving Management: When is Less More?"

Small Bowel Transplantation

Dr. Andrew Bonham, an associate professor of surgery in Stanford's Division of Abdominal Transplantation, presents a primer on small bowel transplantation.

Tracking the Human Alloresponse

Dr. Megan Sykes from Columbia University presents "Tracking the Human Alloresponse: Insights from Within and Outside the Graft."



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