Mandy Ford Honored With 2019 AST Basic Science Investigator Award
Mandy Ford, PhD, scientific director of the Emory Transplant Center, has been designated as this year's recipient of the Basic Science Investigator Award of the American Society of Transplantation. This prestigious award is given by the AST to recognize investigators who have made substantial contributions to the field of transplantation medicine and show great promise for continuing to make such contributions in the future.
Lily Yang and Colleagues Test New Nanoparticle as Therapy for Advanced Melanoma
As co-investigator, Lily Yang, MD, PhD, Nancy Panoz Chair of Surgery in Cancer Research, collaborated with principal investigator Jack Arbiser, MD, PhD, Thomas J. Lawley Professor of Dermatology, and colleagues on the design of chemotherapeutic nanoparticles that would target the IGF1R and CD44 protein receptors that are crucial for tumor growth and excessively expressed in most advanced melanomas. The process and conclusions of this study were published in Scientific Reports.
Emory Surgery Places 7th in 2018 NIH Funding Rankings
In FY2017, the Emory Department of Surgery rose from the 9th position it held for the prior two years in funding from the NIH for all departments of surgery nationwide to reach the 7th. According to ranking tables of annual NIH funding for FY2018 recently posted by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, we have retained the 7th position as well as received an increase in funding of more than $2 million.
Andrew Adams is Co-PI of a Study Developing a Nanoparticle-driven Screening Method for Detecting Rejection of a Transplanted Organ
Andrew Adams, MD, PhD, Emory transplant surgeon and immunology investigator, and Gabe Kwong, PhD, biomedical engineer of the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, are working together as co-principal investigators on developing a new nanoparticle that makes urine glow as soon as T cells initiate an attack on transplanted organs. They published results of their study in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
S. Scott Davis is Co-editor of New SAGES Manual of Hernia Surgery
S. Scott Davis, Jr, MD, director of the Emory Endosurgery Unit, is co-editor of The SAGES Manual of Hernia Surgery, along with Gregory F. Dakin, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Andrew Bates, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital. "Encompassing all of the advancements in hernia treatment over the past several years, the book is a timely and up-to-date source of the current trends and debates in abdominal wall hernia repair written by an impressive selection of national and international authors," says Dr. Davis.