and engineering; director, Program in Regenerative
Medicine; co-director, Institute for Stem Cell Biology
and Regenerative Medicine; and director, Children’s
Surgical Research, Stanford University. Dr. Longaker
was honored in recognition of his exemplary leadership and mentorship of surgery residents.
Practicing surgeons, residents, and medical stu-
dents were recognized for their contributions to
advancing the art and science of surgery. Recipi-
ents honored with the Scientific Forum Excellence
in Research Awards included the following: Julia
Greene, MD; Mark H. Hanna, MD; Evren Dile-
ktasli, MD; Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH; Jordan D.
Bohnen, MD, MBA; Zeinab Alawadi, MD; Sanjay
Mohanty, MD; Andre Valentin; Brian Blackwood,
MD; Ruth Tevlin, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCSI; Chris-
topher Scally, MD; Andrew P. Loehrer, MD; Ian R.
Flindall, MB, BS, BSc(Hon), MSc, MRCS; Jonathan
W. Scott, MD; Kumar Jayant, MD; and Kenneth
W. Howell, MD.
Benjamin Levi, MD, assistant professor of sur-
gery, divisions of burn and plastic and reconstructive
surgery, and director of the burn/wound and regen-
erative medicine laboratory, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, received the 11th Joan L. and Julius H.
Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award. The
award honors outstanding surgeons who engage in
research, advance the art and science of surgery, and
Dr. Maier (far left) stands with the winners of three awards, from left: Dr. Levi, winner of the 11th Joan L. and
Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award; Dr. Wall, winner of the Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award
for Professionalism in General Surgery; and Dr. George, winner of the ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching.
Dr. Hu (second from right), winner of the Best Scientific Poster of Exception Merit Ribbon, with members
of the Scientific Forum Committee, from left: Drs. Orgill, Hawn, Termuhlen, and Tavakkoli.
JAN 2016 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons
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