Research Day 2011

Tuesday, April 12th 2011
Dr. Alexander W. Clowes, professor and the V. Paul Gavora-Helen S. and John A. Schilling Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington, served as the Lester R. Dragstedt Visiting Professor for the 2011 UF Department of Surgery Research Day. He lectured on “Novel Approaches to Controlling Intimal Hyperplasia and Restenosis.”

Dr. Clowes’ presentation was followed by oral and poster presentations. During the awards luncheon faculty and residents were honored for their research efforts.

Earning Research Career Development Awards, which are $25,000 grants funded by the department, were:

  • Winston T. Richards, MD, “Evaluating Transfer Patterns for Elderly Burn Patients”
  • Adam W. Beck, MD, “CSF Biomarkers of Spinal Cord Injury in TEVAR patients”
  • Christiana Shaw, MD, MS, and Sanda Tan, MD, PhD, “Evaluation of Technology in Surgical Resident Research Education in the Era of Increased Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Regulation”

Surgical residents Alex Cuenca, MD, and Makesha Miggins, MD, were honored with awards for Best Basic Science Abstract and Best Clinical Science Abstract, respectively.

Research Day concluded with overviews from faculty about ‘What’s New in the Department of Surgery.’ Drs. Adam Beck and Tomas Martin spoke about advances in endovascular aortic surgery, Drs. Kfir Ben-David and Steven Hochwald discussed an integrated esophageal cancer research and treatment program, and Dr. Steven Hughes highlighted the latest in the division of general surgery.