The Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) was established to help achieve the Department of Surgery’s goal of becoming the premier home for surgical research. The second round of proposals was recently completed with numerous faculty submissions. While all of the proposals addressed significant research questions, four were judged to be especially impressive in terms of their deliverables and potential returns on investment.Read More...
Doug Wood, MD, Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery and newly elected Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) President and participant in “Choosing Wisely” comments on the recommendations of this campaign.Read More...
“Comparable effectiveness can be achieved using IV contrast alone in CT scans for suspected appendicitis,” said lead author Frederick Thurston Drake, MD, (pictured right) a surgery resident and fellow at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE), University of Washington, Seattle. He presented the findings at the 2012 American College of Surgeons’ Annual Clinical Congress.Read More...
For decades, mice have been the species of choice in the study of human diseases. But now, researchers report evidence that the mouse model has been totally misleading for at least three major killers — sepsis, burns and trauma. As a result, years and billions of dollars have been wasted following false leads, they say.Read More...
Richard Bach, the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and now a Friday Harbor resident, was recently in a severe plane crash. Ron Maier, MD, (pictured left), Professor and Jane and Donald D. Trunkey Chair in Trauma Surgery at Harborview Medical Center comments on how Airlift Northwest and Harborview Medical Center assisted in saving his life.Read More...
The Patient Safety Innovations Program (PSIP) is a pioneering small grant initiative supported by the UW Office of Risk Management and UW Medicine. The goals of this grant initiative are to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare. Additionally, the work sponsored by PSIP supports advancement of UW Medicine’s mission of improving the health of the public by integrating the core activities of providing outstanding patient care, training the next generation of healthcare professionals, and researching the best ways to improve patient care. The Department of Surgery had three awardees: Sara Kim, PhD, Erik Van Eaton, MD; Thomas Varghese, MD.Read More...
The Department of Surgery wishes to congratulate Drs. Nicole S. Gibran and Sara Kim for being named recipients of two endowments.Read More...
Strong for Surgery
Strong for Surgery is a joint initiative of CERTAIN, a program of the University of Washington, and the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP), a program of the non-profit Foundation for Health Care Quality.Read More...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
July 2013 Grand Rounds
Abebe Bekele, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, FCS, ECSA
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Addis Ababa University School of Medicine
Topic: "Surgical Training in Ethiopia - Past & Future"
6:30 am - 7:30 am, Health Sciences Building, Room K-069
(Please remember to sign-in)
Upon completion of the activity, attendees should be able...
High School Senior Receives Life-Saving Heart Surgery
Mechele Smith, (pictured right) a high school senior from Burien, Washington, received a left ventricular assist device which is an artificial heart that pumps blood and performs the work her failed heart couldn’t. The life-saving surgery was performed by Dr. Nahush Mokadam, (pictured right)...Read More...
Michael Mulligan, MD, Using Crowdfunding to Fund Research
When you put money into the plate at church or perhaps into the UNICEF box on Halloween, you are crowdfunding - combining your money with a lot of other people's to support a cause or organization. The question is, could this kind of funding model help pay for medical research?
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