SAGES Research Grants and Career Development Award Winners

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SAGES congratulates the winners of the 2014 Research Grants and Career Development Award!

Research Grants:

Per Ola Park
Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital
Perforated Duodenal Ulcer – Surgery or Endoscopic Stent Treatment, A Ranodmized Multicenter Study

Philip A. Omotosho
Duke University Medical Center
Intestinal Remodeling and Reprogramming of Glucose Metabolism Following Laparosocopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Rebeccah Bradshaw Baucom
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Choledocholithiasis Management in America: Do Rural Surgeons Need Different Skills than Urban Surgeons?

Amin Madani
McGill University
Does Simulation Improve Learning of the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™ (FUSE) Curriculum? A Randomized, Controlled Trial in Surgical Trainees

Eran Shlomovitz
The Foundation for Surgical Innovation and Education
The use of nitrous oxide for endoluminal evaluation of endoscopic closure following luminal full thickness interventions in a porcine model.

John Scott Roth
University of Kentucky
Effect of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Inhibitor Doxycycline on Incisional Hernia Recurrence Rates in an ADM or Polypropylene Mesh Implanted Rat Incision Hernia Model

Eric Mark Pauli
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
Laparoscopic and Open Transversus Abdominis Release Offer Similar Reductions in Midline Fascial Closure Force

Maria Affleck Cassera
The Foundation for Surgical Innovation and Education
Validation of the SAGES STEP Program as Preparation of Competency Certification for Surgical Trainees in Flexible Endoscopy

Jeffrey W. Hazey
The Ohio State University
Virtual Reality Simulation in Flexible Endoscopy: Implications for Resident Training

Conor P. Delaney
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Building a Better Metric for Surgical Quality: The HARM Score

Career Development Award

Dana Telem
SUNY – Stonybrook
Masters of Public Health Degree to Support Research Initiatives Towards Improved Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes in Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery