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    Momeni Receives ASRM Outstanding Paper Award

    Dr. Arash Momeni, an assistant professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, is the recipient of this year's Outstanding Paper Award from the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) for his work entitled "Sensory Recovery After 1 Year From a Multi-Center Prospective Outcomes Registry."

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    Dr. Baiu Receives ACS Resident Scholarship, 2020 LAS

    Dr. Ioana Baiu, a resident in the Division of General Surgery, has been awarded a scholarship by the Academic College of Surgeons to attend the 2020 Leadership and Advocacy Summit (LAS). The 9th annual LAS will take place in Washington D.C. at the end of March and include sessions on "effective surgeon leadership ...and interactive advocacy training with coordinated visits to congressional offices."

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    Dr. Buncke Elected President of ASRM

    Dr. Greg Buncke, a clinical associate professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has been elected president of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM).

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    Dr. Foster Receives NIH Kirschstein-NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Dr. Deshka Foster, a general surgery resident, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award by the National Institutes of Health. The F32 fellowship includes more than $65,000 to fund her research project "Cancer-associated fibroblast clonality, chromatin accessibility, and therapeutic targeting in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma stroma."

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    Dr. Sox-Harris Appointed to NQF Surgery Portfolio Standing Committee

    Dr. Alex Sox-Harris, an associate professor with S-SPIRE Center, has been appointed to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Surgery Portfolio Standing Committee.

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    Stanford to Partner with VUMC on Metformin Trials

    Stanford's Division of Vascular Surgery is partnering with Vrije Universteit Medische Centra (VUMC) in Amsterdam to study potential mechanisms by which metformin may suppress abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease, a leading cause of premature death in adults.

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    Dr. Azagury Promoted to Chief of Bariatric & MIS Surgery

    Dr. Dan Azagury will become Chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery in the Division of General Surgery effective February 16, 2020.

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    Dr. George Wins AAS Outstanding Resident Research Award

    Dr. Elizabeth George, a resident in the Divison of Vascular Surgery, has been selected to receive the Association for Academic Surgery's (AAS) Outstanding Resident Research Award-Outcomes for her abstract entitled, “Frailty Confers High Mortality Risk in Low-, Moderate- and High-Surgical Risk Specialties."

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    Dr. Jaramillo Wins High-Value Innovation Challenge

    Dr. Josh Jaramillo, a resident in the Division of General Surgery, has won the first annual Stanford High-Value Innovation Challenge for his proposal: "Reduction of unnecessary SICU admissions for rib fracture patients." Jaramillo has been awarded $500 and will have the opportunity to work on his project with hospital leadership and department faculty.

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    2019 has been a year of enhancements, advancements, and growth. We opened a new 824,000-square-foot hospital with 28 state-of-the-art operating rooms and a dedicated SICU. We broke into the Top 10 of NIH rankings for grant funding both as a university and as a department, several of our surgeons took on national roles of prominence.