A standing Research Committee was established in order to encourage and promote VCU surgery research. We look forward to working with the Division Research Liaisons in order to provide updates and communication in their speciality regarding Grant applications and awards, a monthly newsletter, provide mentorship to residents, junior faculty on IRB/IACUC protocols and more.
|RESEARCH COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
Surgery Chair: Vigneshwar Kasirajan (CT)
Surgical Research Director: Adam Klausner (Urology)
| DIVISION RESEARCH LIAISONS
Responsibilities of the Division Research Liaisons:
- Relay research-related info to Divisions
- Provide monthly updates to online newsletter for research
- Participate in internal Grant Reviews as needed
- Attend monthly research committee meetings
- Provide Mentorship of division faculty on research-related issues
- Serve as division approving official for IRB/IACUC protocols
- Cultivate relationships with patient/alumni donors
Surgery Residents Research Day | April 28
Join Surgery Chair Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD and Visiting Professor Thomas M. Krummel, MD at the Kontos Medical Sciences Building auditorium to view and support our residents' research presentations. Learn more
Congratulations to Surgery Grant Awardees:
Georgi Guruli, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Urology
Director of Urologic Oncology, Massey Cancer Center
Mohammed Quader, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pauley Heart Center
Adam Klausner, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Urology
Director, Neurourology & Voiding Dysfunction Center
VCU News: Researchers receive $1.7 million grant to improve diagnosis, treatment of overactive bladder
Adam Klausner, MD, associate professor of the Division of Urology at VCU Department of Surgery is one of the grant’s two principal investigators, along with interdisciplinary collaborator John Speich, PhD, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering in VCU’s School of Engineering. READ MORE
Congratulations Paula Ferrada, MD, Associate Professor and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director; Medical Director of the STICU — recent recipient of DOD and federal funding supporting investigational clinical trials.
Director of Surgical Research
Associate Professor and Warren Koontz Professor of Urologic Research in the Division of Urology, Adam Klausner, MD has been appointed Director of Surgical Research. Dr. Klausner was awarded a grant from VCU's Presidential Research Quest Fund in 2013.
2015 SURGERY RESEARCH DAY: MAY 14
Join Surgery Chair,Vigneshwar Kasirajan, M.D., and visiting professor, John Daly, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus, Temple University School of Medicine for Surgery Research Day at the Kontos Medical Sciences Building.
Research presentations include Basic Science and Clinical Science Papers and will be judged by faculty from the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and from Surgery Divisions Acute Care Surgical Services, Surgical Oncology, and Surgical Urology.
> Download 2015 Surgery Research Day Program
MAY RESEARCH CONFERENCE TOPIC:
Embryoid bodies production and differentiation for therapeutic applications
Giuseppe Pettinato, PhD
Department of Chemical Engineering
VCU School of Engineering
APRIL RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
Teaching Surgery Residents Quality Improvement: More than a change in curriculum, a change in culture
Raj Ramanathan, MD
note: Dr. Ramanathan is presenting this topic at APDS conference in Seattle — please support by attending and providing feedback!
MARCH RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
(Research Administration Management System—Sponsored Programs Online Tracking)
Andrea Publow, MFA, CRA
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Office of Research & Innovation
A new online grant proposal and management system will be rolled out soon. We are fortunate to have Annie agree to visit our group and discuss some of the details. Anyone involved in this area needs to hear this. Please pass this on to those I may have missed. Hope to see you there!— M Mangino
FEBRUARY RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
Surgical Weight Loss Center Clinical Trial Contributes to FDA Approval of New Device:
Advanced Techniques in Molecular Imaging: Beyond Pretty Pictures
Sundaresan Gobalakrishnan, PhD.
Department of Radiology
Center for Moleculary Imaging
2015 EAST TRAUMA CONFERENCE | Resident Research Competition
VCU SURGERY RESEARCH CONFERENCE: January 9, 2015
Cell Impermeants Improve Outcomes in Low Volume Resuscitation for Hemorrhagic Shock
Presenter: Dan Parrish, MD*
* — Dan will present his work January 14 at the 28th Annual Scientific Session of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). He is competing in the Raymond H. Alexander, MD, Resident Paper Competition.
PLEASE COME OUT to support Dan and help critique his 20 min talk for EAST!
49th Annual S.E.R.L.C: November 2014
RESEARCH CONFERENCE: November 14
Lipid mediator class switching in critical illness: Studies in ICU patients and new models.
Presenter: Valerie Plant, MD (Dr. Mangino's Lab)
* — There will be a data presentation and dialog Re: Committee on Trauma competition in DC next month
VCU's sponsored research awards portfolio closed at all-time high in recent fiscal year—VCU News
High-caliber performance a tribute to faculty's scholarly achievements & competitiveness
4th Annual Research 4 Residents & Fellows: July 2014
Dr. Rafiq and group members / Research 4 Residents & Fellows
VCU Graduate Medical Education and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research co-sponsored an opportunity for residents and fellows to meet with research faculty over 10 weeks introducing them to research resources available on campus and sharing valuable skills in order to develop successful research practices.
Azhar Rafiq, MD, MBA, MEd, Director, Medical Informatics, NASA HQ, and Associate Professor, VCU Department of Surgery, led a team of five residents from Department of Internal Medicine. From within this team, Josh Morales, PGY4, IM/Hem-Onc was selected as the Grand Prize winner for his outstanding research project organization, entitled, The Effect of tandem-based scheduling on internal medicine residents.”
Dr. Rafiq added, “This program is an excellent opportunity to share the wealth of knowledge I have acquired in my 20-plus years of research at VCU. The sessions streamline project planning so residents can become more efficient in their design and study execution.
49th Annual Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference (SERLC)
This year's 2014 conference is hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University:
November 5-7 – LEARN MORE
World Transplant Congress 2014
Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco: July 26-31
IPEG's 23rd Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children
Edinburgh International Convention Center: July 22-26, 2014
Congratulations to Research Residents Shannon Rosati, MD and Dan Parrish, MD for being invited to present at this year's congress
VCU School of Medicine 11th Annual Research for Residents & Fellows Day, Spring 2014
First & Second Place Awarded to Surgery Research Residents Drs. Ramanathan and Terracina
Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan won FIRST PLACE in the Oral Session for Basic Science category for his presentation: Interlacing endothelial cells into induced pluripotent stem cell embryoid bodies undergoing hepatocyte differentiation promotes sustained in vivo function
Dr. Krista Terracina tied for SECOND PLACE in the Oral Session for Basic Science category for her presentation: SphK1-S1P-S1PR1 axis inhibition results in anti-tumor effects in a murine model of colon cancer peritoneal carcinomatosis
The posters were incredible, all SEVENTY of them. The oral presentations were spectacular. Thank you for all of your hard work and efforts — Mary Alice O'Donnell, PhD, Associate Dean & Director of School of Medicine's GME office
Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons & Virginia Surgical Society — 2014 Annual Meeting
May 2-4, Wintergreen VA
Congratulations to all who presented at this years VSS meeting. AND more congratulations for coming in FIRST in total number of awards won ( *3* to UVA's 1 award) !!!
AASLD 2013 Meeting Awards Presidential Prize to Martha Behnke, PhD
The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease awarded Dr. Behnke, researcher in Dr. Fisher's lab, with the Presidential Award and will be publishing her work in the January Annals of Hepatology.
Dr. Behnke's poster exhibit