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Christine B. & David E. Cottrell Surgical Innovation Laboratory

The Department of Surgery announces the generous gift from Christine and David Cottrell of $1,000,000 to develop the Christine B. and David E. Cottrell Surgical Innovation Laboratory in the Department of Surgery for the VCU School of Medicine.

Christine B. & David E. Cottrell

In gratitude for and acknowlegement of the Cottrells, the laboratory will be named in their honor.

Martin Mangino, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair for Basic Research writes of this incredible gift, “I am absolutely thrilled with the gift and the willingness of folks in our community to help develop innovation, teaching, and research in surgery and the surgical sciences. The generous gift from the Cottrells serves to jump start our plans to develop a sustainable multifunctional laboratory space in the Department of Surgery that will foster 21 st century innovation and research in the surgical management of disease.”

The lab serves a valuable purpose for the VCU Department of Surgery, serving as a recruitment tool to attract key faculty to the institution, enticing residents and fellows to train at VCU and participate in research, as well as providing an environment conducive to exploring surgery’s newest frontiers and fostering industry and interdisciplinary partnerships. 

Dr. Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Stuart McGuire Professor and Department Chair, continues, “We are deeply appreciative of Christine and David Cottrell for their generous gift to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Surgery. These funds will be used to develop a Surgery Innovation Suite at Sanger.”

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