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Geoffrey Ouma, DO, has joined the Department of Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. In 2012, Dr. Ouma completed a fellowship in vascular medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During his fellowship training he also earned a Masters in Science in Translational Research. Dr. Ouma is a member of the Jefferson Vascular Center team at our Center City and Methodist Hospital campuses.

Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recent promotion: Drs. Steven Copit (Professor), Nathaniel Evans (Associate Professor) and Harrison Pitcher (Associate Professor).

Jonathan Brody, PhD and Jordan Winter, MD, FACS, were awarded the 2015 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - American Association for Cancer Research - Research Acceleration Network (RAN) Grant. The $1 million grant provides funding and strategic project management support to a research project with the potential to double the survival of pancreatic cancer by 2020. The project will be implemented by a multi-institutional team of researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and George Mason University.

Congratulations to our chief residents who will be graduating on June 20, 2015. We wish them luck as they begin their respective fellowship programs: Richard Burkhart, MD (Surgical Oncology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions), Chris Kang, MD (Surgical Critical Care, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), Kathleen Lamb, MD (Vascular Surgery, University of Pennsylvania), Jose Munoz, MD (Plastic Surgery, Temple University Hospital), Konrad Sarosiek, MD (Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Renee Tholey, MD (Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center).