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Rao R. Ivatury Trauma Symposium 2018

Six brief oral presentations and ten posters will be selected. All disciplines involved in trauma care are encouraged, including physicians, nursing staff, and pre-hospital providers.

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NIH, Rotary Grants Awarded — Global Surgery:

Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACSSudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACS, Professor of Surgery with the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services and Co-Director for the Program for Global Surgery was awarded the following grants toward continuing her work in Rwanda developing prehospital training courses.

NIH Fogarty R21 to work on prehospital emergency care in Rwanda, PI ($250,000). 9/2017-9/19

NIH NCI P20 to help plan for a Center of Research for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries in Rwanda ($400,000).  This is with MGH and Albert Einstein. 8/17-8/19

Rotary Foundation Global Grant to create prehospital training courses for Rwanda’s national ambulance service along with the VCU Center for Trauma & Critical Care Education ($117,000). 9/17-9/18

Congratulations Dr. Jayaraman!

Department of Defense Funding:

Martin Mangino, PhDMartin Mangino, PhD, Professor with the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services and Associate Chair for Basic Research has recently been awarded funding from the Department of Defense office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for his proposal titled, “Treatment of Spinal Cord Ischemia with Cell Impermeant-Based Resuscitation.”

This project will test whether preventing immediate spinal cord swelling early after spinal cord injury using novel cell impermeant based I.V. resuscitation solutions can prevent or limit spinal cord injury and preserve motor and sensory function. It customizes spinal cord-specific polymers that cross the blood/spinal cord barrier to prevent post-injury swelling and irreversible loss of function.

Congratulations Dr. Mangino!

AAMC National Representative:

Stephanie Goldberg, MDStephanie Goldberg, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery with the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services, has been appointed to the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) under the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Founded in 1876 as a non-profit organization, the AAMC aims to improve healthcare in the US and around the world through medical education and research.

As a member of CFAS, Dr. Goldberg will join a group of 360 faculty representatives appointed from across the country in their efforts to identify critical issues facing faculty and medical schools, support the creation of AAMC programs and policies, and provide general oversight and communication for all things AAMC.

Congratulations Dr. Goldberg!

Faculty Promotion:

Please join the Division in congratulating Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACS, on her recent promotion to Associate Professor of Surgery.

Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, VCU School of MedicineDr. Sudha Jayaraman is an acute care surgeon at VCU Health in the Trauma Center.

Her research interests include global surgery, public health, and surgical critical care education.

July 2017



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