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Dr. David A. Spain and Palo Alto VA Clinical Professor Eve Carlson, PhD, officially awarded an R01

Stanford Surgeon Dr. David A. Spain and Palo Alto VA Clinical Professor Eve Carlson, PhD, were officially awarded an R01. The NIH Research Project Grant will fund their project "Development of a Risk Factor Screen for Mental Health Problems after Sudden Illness or Injury."


Dr. Chang inducted as 72nd President of American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Dr. James Chang, the Johnson & Johnson Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Stanford, was inducted as the 72nd President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). The ASSH is the oldest and largest national organization for hand surgery, with more than 4,000 members.

In this role, Dr. Chang will be in charge of directing the education, research, and outreach efforts for hand surgery in the entire United States, as well as internationally. Dr. Chang is the third Stanford plastic surgery chief to achieve this honor, following the footsteps of Dr. Robert Chase and Dr. Vincent Hentz. In the induction ceremony in San Francisco, both past-Presidents escorted Dr. Chang onto center stage. The theme of Dr. Chang’s ASSH Presidential year will be “Inform, Innovate, and Inspire."


Prof. Sherry Wren, MD, receives Surgical Volunteerism Award from ACS

Stanford University Professor of General Surgery Dr. Sherry Wren will receive the International Surgical Volunteerism Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). 

Dr. Wren will be formally recognized at the ACS Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA, during the annual B/G reception and dinner on October 24.

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Abdominal Transplantation Division Experiences Almost 100% Increase in Pediatric Kidney Transplants

Pediatric kidney transplants in Stanford's Division of Abdominal Transplantation are up almost 100% from the previous fiscal year. The division has performed 51 pediatric kidney transplants to date as compared with 26 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The division performed 34 pediatric kidney transplants in FY 15 and 33 in FY 14. The fiscal year begins in September. 


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