Dr. Tam Pham Receives UW Alumni Early Achievement Award

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Dr. Tam Pham, Professor & Chief of the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center, received the 2022 UW Alumni Early Achievement Award. This honor is for an alumnus or alumna who graduated within the last 20 years and has excelled in his or her career, making significant contributions to public health through…

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Dr. Jay Pal Appointed to the Lester and Connie LeRoss Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Surgery

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Dr. Jay Pal, Professor and Associate Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was recently appointed to the Lester and Connie LeRoss Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Surgery. This Endowed Professorship was created in 1999 to help further work in developing equipment, procedures, training techniques and personnel to treat heart-related ailments. In January 2022, Dr. Pal started his…

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Dr. Kathleen Berfield Appointed to the K. Alvin and Shirley E. Merendino Endowed Professorship

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The K. Alvin and Shirley E. Merendino Endowed Professorship was recently appointed to Dr. Kathleen Berfield, Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. This Endowed Professorship was established in 2006 to provide support for the Department of Surgery in attaining its mission of resident…

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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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Dr. Nicholas Vedder Awarded AAPS Distinguished Fellow Award

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022— Dr. Nicholas Vedder, Professor & Chief, Jamie Hunter Endowed Chair in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, was awarded the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) Distinguished Fellow Award. The AAPS, the oldest and most prestigious plastic surgery organization in the world, acknowledged Dr. Vedder for his personal achievements and lifetime…

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