Jefferson Surgical Solutions

Research projects have continued through COVID-19, and are escalating further as we emerge from the pandemic! Two of our faculty were recently notified of awards supporting their research projects.

The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation awarded Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, MD, the ISHLT/O.H. Frazier Award in Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Translational Research for his proposal entitled “Impact of Continuous-Flow Mechanical Circulatory Support on Cerebrospinal Fluid Motility.” The work will be done in collaboration with Amy Throckmorton, PhD, (on sabbatical from Drexel University) and supported by the $65,000 award as of July 1, 2021.

Aditi Jain, PhD, was named a winner of a 2021 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) Career Development Award for the project entitled “Targeting BARD1 in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.” The award comes with funds of $200,000 to support her research in pancreatic cancer for two years.

In addition to these awards, we are excited to welcome Sidney Kimmel Medical College and visiting students back to the laboratory setting. We also welcome new residents to the “research experience”, and we celebrate the residents who are completing their research time. On June 10, we hosted the annual Resident Research Day, with an exciting agenda: jdc.Jefferson.edu/Surresday