2012 TSFRE Research Award Recipients

TSFRE Research Fellowships provide support of up to $30,000 a year for up to two years for surgical residents who have not yet completed cardiothoracic surgical training.

Michael Kwon, MD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
“Isolated Left Ventricular Restraint Therapy for Heart Failure”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

TSFRE Research Grants provide operational support of original research efforts by cardiothoracic surgeons who have completed their formal training, and who are seeking initial support and recognition for their research program. Awards of up to $40,000 a year for up to two years are granted to support the work of an early-career cardiothoracic surgeon (within five years of first faculty appointment).

James Donahue, MD, University of Maryland
“Increasing Chemo Sensitivity to Esophageal Cancer Cells”
TSFRE Research Grant

Mark J. Russo, MD, University of Chicago
“The Effect of Broader Geographic Organ Sharing on Survivals for Lung Transplant Candidates”
TSFRE Research Grant

Dilip Nath, M, Children’s National Medical Center; Washington, D.C.
“Creation of a Novel Simulation Based Educational Paradiagm in Congenital Cardiac SuTSFRE Research Grantery”
Simulation Award

TSFRE NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Award (K08) provide support to outstanding clinician research scientists who are committed to a career in cardiothoracic surgery research and have the potential to develop into independent investigators. The award is up to $150,000 in total additional matching funding over the five-year NCI award period.

Sai Yendamuri, MD, Roswell Park Institute
“MicroRNA Profiling to Predict Recurrence after Resection of Early Lung Cancer”
K08 NCI & AS