Dr. Brewster Dr. Matsuoka
The American College of Surgeons (ACS)
and several sister societies share National
Institutes of Health (NIH) supplement awards,
which provide additional salary support to
surgical researchers who are members of these
organizations and who have recently received
a K08 or K23 award. This year, two surgeons
have been selected to receive these awards.
Luke Brewster, MD, PhD, FACS, assistant
professor, division of vascular surgery, Emory
University School of Medicine, Atlanta,
GA, has been selected to receive the 2014
ACS/Society for Vascular Surgery Clinical
Scientist Research Career Development
Award. Dr. Brewster’s NIH research
project is titled Molecular Mechanism of
Disturbed Flow in Arterial Stiffening.
Another NIH-related awardee, Akihiro J.
Matsuoka, MD, an Associate Fellow of the ACS,
was recently selected to receive the 2014 ACS/
Triological Society Clinical Scientist Development
Award. Dr. Matsuoka is assistant professor,
division of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of
Medicine, Chicago, IL. His NIH research project
is titled Nanotechnological Regeneration of Spiral
Ganglion Neurons with Human Stem Cells.
The requirements for the College’s
research scholarships are posted at www.facs.
2015 George H. A. Clowes, MD, FACS,
Memorial Career Development Awardee announced
The American College of Surgeons recently selected Ankush
Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, to receive the 2015 George H.A. Clowes,
MD, FACS, Memorial Career Development Award. Dr. Gosain is
an assistant professor, division of pediatric surgery, University of
Wisconsin-Madison. His research project is titled Gastrointestinal
Mucosal Immune Defects in Hirschsprung’s Disease.
Dr. Gosain anticipates that his research will be helpful in
uncovering critical knowledge about basic enteric nervous system
(ENS) and gastrointestinal mucosal immune system biology. He also
seeks to attain clinical expertise in the care of patients with diseases
that are known to involve perturbations in ENS development.
The requirements for this award are posted at