3 Residents Awarded PD Funding

May 7, 2020

Three General Surgery residents have received 2020 General Surgery Professional Development Faculty Awards. Drs. Carlos Ayala, Jeff Choi, and Charlotte Rajasingh were given more than $150,000 to fund their research projects (listed respectively):

• Characterization of a novel loss of function Atg7 mutation in development of cholangiocarcinoma or biliary ductal cancer (Mentor: Drs. George Poultsides/Hanlee Ji)
• Development and Validation of a Rib Fracture Frailty Index (Mentor: Dr. Joe Forrester)
• Outcomes after Ambulatory Surgery at Surgical Centers in the United States (Mentor: Dr. Sherry Wren)

Applications were evaluated based on significance, innovation, approach, mentorship plan, and professional development goals.