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The Society of Black Academic Surgeons has announced that Dr. Carla Pugh has been elected president for the 2021-2022 term.
Dr. Paige Fox, an assistant professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, has been awarded a grant by the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF). The Innovation in Wound Care Research and Academic Development Fellowship Grant Program will provide $150,000 a year for two years to fund her research project "Topical Antibiotic Elution in a Collagen Rich Hydrogel for Chronic Wound Healing.”
The Division of General Surgery is rolling out a new professional development (PD) prep curriculum. The brainchild of two General Surgery residents, the three-year program will launch with the incoming intern class.
"Despite the trying times, we still feel it’s incredibly important to serve the underserved needs of pediatric health care through technology development,” said Pediatric Surgeon James Wall. The competition’s top prize, the Platinum Award of $50,000, went to Eclipse Regenesis, Inc., for its surgical device for patients with short bowel syndrome. The Eclipse XL1 device was developed by a team that included James Dunn, MD, surgeon in chief at Stanford Children’s Health, and Tom Krummel, MD, Co-Director of Stanford Biodesign.