UF surgeon earns shock society early career investigator award

Philip Efron, M.D., an assistant professor in the UF Department of Surgery, has been awarded the Shock Society’s 2010 Fellowship for Early Career Investigators.

Efron, who also is co-director of the Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science Laboratory, was formally recognized during the Society’s annual conference held mid-June in Portland, Ore.

The award is $60,000 over two years, and is designed to support the career development of new researchers in the areas of trauma, shock and sepsis. The reviewers selected Efron because they felt his research proposal “showed significant potential and should lead to relevant clinical studies.”

Efron’s research focuses on immunologic changes associated with blood transfusions, which he theorizes may explain some post surgery complications.