Top Surgery News

Dr. Ravi Rajani Chosen as President-Elect of Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society (VESS)


Ravi Rajani, MD, has been chosen as President-Elect of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society. Dr. Rajani will serve as President in the 2025 calendar year, which will culminate with a presidential address in 2026. Dr. Rajani was previously serving in VESS as recorder.


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Faculty Spotlights

William Knaus, MD 


William Knaus, MD, has been awarded the Emory at Grady Best Colleague Award.

The Emory at Grady Best Colleague Award recognizes a faculty member who shows support of their colleagues and can always be counted on to be available to help their colleagues. This award recognizes devoted faculty who may receive fewer official recognitions and kudos than their colleagues, but whose contributions have truly made a difference and deserve acknowledgement.

The Emory at Grady Professional Development Committee created the Emory at Grady Awards to honor the community of Grady-based faculty members.

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Katherine Hekman, MD 


Katherine Hekman, MD, won a VA Career Development Award Grant, which will begin in 2024.

The VA's Career Development Program was established to provide mentoring for junior researchers so they can learn from renowned, experienced VA researchers. Awardees from this program have become national and international leaders in their research fields. Awards are provided in all areas of VA's research enterprise: biomedical laboratory, clinical science, health services, and rehabilitation research.

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Trainee Spotlights

Dr. Ayana Ruffin wins Winship Postdoctoral Award and Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Award


Ayana Ruffin, PhD, won an internal Winship Postdoctoral Award and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Award to Promote Racial Diversity. 

The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity supports qualified young scientists from underrepresented minorities at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology and cancer immunology.

Dr. Francie Bennett wins 2023 Winship Scientific Symposium Poster Competition

Dr. Frances J. Bennett

Francie Bennett, MD, won the 2023 Winship Scientific Symposium Poster Competition Award held on Emory's campus on Wednesday, December 6. Dr. Bennett's poster title was "Expanding immunotherapy options in cholangiocarcinoma: Role of CD27 agonist in combination with PD-L1 and MEK inhibition on antitumor effect and CD8+ T cells."

The annual Winship Scientific Symposium seeks to highlight the outstanding research of Winship investigators, deepen our understanding of important topics and provide opportunities to cultivate collaboration.