Department of Surgery News Archive

CODA Trial Collaborative Approved for $2 Million in Funding to Speed Use of Research Results to Improve Health Care Decision Making

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Funds awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute   A University of Washington team, co-led by Project Leads Dr. Giana Davidson and Dr. David Flum, has been approved for a $2 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to disseminate and implement research findings from the Comparison of Outcomes of Antibiotic Drugs…

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Dr. Venu Pillarisetty and the UW Tumor Immune Microenvironment (TIME) Lab published in Gut

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Dr. Venu Pillarisetty, Professor, HPB Surgical Oncology, and his research team in the UW Tumor Immune Microenvironment (TIME) Lab published “Blockade of interleukin 10 potentiates antitumor immune function in human colorectal cancer liver metastases” in Gut. Co-first authors Drs. Kevin Sullivan and Xiuyun Jiang tested the therapeutic effect of blocking the immunosuppressive cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10)…

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Dr. Scott Brakenridge published in JAMA Network Open

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Dr. Scott Brakenridge, Associate Professor, Trauma Burn & Critical Care, published “Evaluation of a Multivalent Transcriptomic Metric for Diagnosing Surgical Sepsis and Estimating Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients” in JAMA Network Open. This research shows a single genomic blood test can accurately diagnose sepsis and predict 30-day mortality in critically ill surgical patients. Dr. Brakenridge…

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Surgery Synopsis | Spring 2022 Newsletter

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 Welcome to the next edition of Surgery Synopsis. We are highlighting the area of Transplant Surgery in this issue. The early part of my career was focused on transplantation; I was recruited to UW to develop general thoracic surgery, but importantly, also to start and lead a new program in lung…

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