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  • Dr. Ahuja Appointed Chair-Elect of Premier Faculty Advocacy Group, AAMC-CFAS

    Department of Surgery Chair, Dr Nita Ahuja has been appointed Chair-Elect of The Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). AAMC is a a not-for-profit association that represents all 149 accredited U.S. medical schools, nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and academic medical systems, and more than 80 academic and scientific societies. Within AAMC’s leadership structure, CFAS serves to identify and voice critical issues facing medical school faculty and academic societies.

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  • Dr. Ronald Salem Receives Walter E. Longo MD Award

    The Yale Surgery Citizen Awards Committee has named Dr. Ronald Salem the 2022 recipient of The Dr. Walter E. Longo MD Award. Established in 2019, the award recognizes one faculty member per year who has made a significant positive influence on the cultural legacy of the Department of Surgery.

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  • Yale Surgery Discovery Hints at Why Some Cancer Treatments Fail

    Findings from a team of researchers led by Yale Surgery Faculty Dr. Jason Sheltzer reveal why some cancer treatments fail: By picking and choosing which chromosomes to add or subtract as they divide, cancer cells effectively “out smart” anti-tumor drugs, by disguising themselves as “too weak” to cause harm. The research is the cover story of the Sept. 13 edition of Developmental Cell.

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  • Laying Bricks, Finding Purpose

    I had the pleasure of visiting the Yale Surgery team at Shoreline last month — a walkaround exercise I hope to make a habit this coming year. Meeting with the team there – each person, almost bursting with enthusiasm to show me their work — I was reminded of the bricklayers’ parable.

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  • Dr. Mehra Golshan Appointed Executive Vice Chair of Operations for Yale Surgery

    The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mehra Golshan as Executive Vice Chair of Operations. As EVCO, Dr. Golshan will function as a liaison to the Chair — and in support of Delivery Network Hospital leadership, Vice Chairs, Division Chiefs, and Section Chiefs — to promote the efficient and timely execution of day-to-day matters across the clinical and academic missions.

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