Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
SSAT Foundation 2016 Year-End Report

SSAT Foundation 2016 Year-End Report
» SSAT Foundation Chair's Message
» SSAT Foundation History
» Frank G. Moody Memorial Fund for Research and Education in Digestive Surgery
» 2016 Career Development Award Recipients
» 2016 Residents and Fellows Research Conference Presentation Awards
» 2016 Invited Speaker Sessions at the SSAT Annual Meeting
» 2016 Mentored Research Award Recipients
» 2016 Traveling Fellowships
» 2016 Master Educator and Clinician Awards
» Foundation Awards Reception Review
» A Look Back at Nearly Three Decades of SSAT Career Development Awards
» Major Gifts Honor Roll
» Giving Opportunities
» AmazonSmile: Support the SSAT Foundation
» 2017 Foundation Award Application Deadlines

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David W. Rattner, MD, Chair
Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, Secretary
Mary T. Hawn, Treasurer
Susan Galandiuk, MD
Robin S. McLeod, MD
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
Nathaniel J. Soper, MD
Mark A. Talamini, MD
Selwyn M. Vickers, MD
Charles J. Yeo, MD


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2016 Career Development Award Recipients

Selected by the SSAT Research Committee, this Foundation award for young faculty members ($50,000 per year for two years) is to assist in the establishment of (primarily basic science) investigators in digestive diseases.

David Liska, MD The recipient of the 2016–2018 Career Development Award is David Liska, MD, of Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, for his project, “Cancer Associated Fibroblasts Mediate Resistance to Radiotherapy in Rectal Cancer.”
Evie H. Carchman, MD In addition, in 2016 the 2015–2017 Career Development Award recipient, Evie H. Carchman, MD, of University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, received the second year of funding for her project, “The Role of Autophagy in Anal Cancer Prevention and Treatment.” Read Dr. Carchman’s progress report here.