Department of Surgery

General Surgery Resident News

NIH/NHLBI to Fund F32 Fellowship Award to Dr. Jurgis Alvikas

Dr. Jurgis Alvikas

 

Congratulations to our general surgery resident Jurgis Alvikas, MD, who received notice from the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health that they will fund his F32 fellowship award, “The role of platelet-specific NLRP3 inflammasome in venous thrombosis after trauma.” The purpose of the F32 award program is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates with the potential to become productive, independent investigators.

 

Award Winners, 2019 Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science/Department of Surgery Research Day

Spectators looking at a scientific poster while the poster presenter explains her work.

 

On May 8th, 2019, we held our 17th Annual Research Day and Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science. Attendees enjoyed a phenomenal presentation from our guest lecturer, Dr. George Miller from the Department of Surgery at the New York University School of Medicine. His talk was entitled “New Approaches to Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy.”

Congratulations to the award winners selected from over 80 abstracts submitted for the scientific program. Each awardee will receive a certificate and a cash prize.

Oral Presentation Award Winners

Residents Present at 2018 Med Ed Day

 

Several general surgery residents participated in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) Academy of Master Educators (AME) 3rd annual Med Ed Day on September 21, 2018. The event celebrates the educational innovations and scholarship of students, fellows, residents, and faculty across all Pitt schools of the health sciences. The event is sponsored by the AME in partnership with the Office of Faculty Affairs, UPSOM Office of the Vice Dean, and the Office of Academic Career Development.

Resident Dr. Samer Tohme Participates in Efforts to Support Physician Scientists

 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article “Pitt School of Medicine to launch Physician-Scientist Incubator Program” describes a new award to the University of Pittsburgh to support and prepare physicians for laboratory research. Our resident Samer T. Tohme, MD helped with the grant application and speaks about the importance of the program in the article.

 

Award Winners, 2018 Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science/Department of Surgery Research Day

 

On May 2nd, 2018 we held our 16th Annual Research Day and Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science. Attendees were treated to an outstanding presentation, “Considerations on the Creative Process in Clinical Problem Solving” by this years’ Richard L. Simmons lecturer, Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, PhD, Surgeon-in-Chief of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 

Participants delivered 10 exceptional oral presentations and 47 outstanding poster presentations. The following presenters were selected for special recognition:

Oral Presentation Award Winners

Award Winners from the 15th Annual Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science and Department of Surgery Research Day

 

Congratulations to our award recipients from the 15th Annual Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science and Department of Surgery Research Day on May 10, 2017:

Oral Presentation Award Winners

  • First Place: Jennifer L. Miller-Ocuin, MD, “Inhibition of Autophagy Improves Pathologic and Biomarker Response to Pre-Operative Gemcitabine/Nab-Paclitaxel in Potentially Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: A Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial”

Runners-up: