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Research

Research in the Divisions of General Surgery has grown tremendously over the past several years. Our portfolio of research grants has become even more diversified with the addition of several new productive faculty members with laboratory research programs. Our clinical and basic science research programs are investigating causes and treatments for various cancers including colorectal, endocrine, hepatic, and thyroid. In addition, novel treatments and nutrition for trauma patients, intimal hyperplasia, and pulmonary edema represent other current research initiatives.

The Divisions of General Surgery are also home to two NIH-funded institutional training grants, offering research training opportunities for post-doctoral fellows in the field of surgical oncology, as well as short-term summer research opportunities for medical students in programs related to diabetes, digestive diseases, and kidney diseases.

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Research Labs

Active Funding/Grants
  • Clubfoot Simulator and the Ponseti Method
    Funding Agency: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
    Principal Investigator(s): Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS
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  • Development of a Weight Maintenance Intervention for Bariatric Surgery Patients
    Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development
    Principal Investigator(s): Corrine Voils, PhD
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  • Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Bariatric Surgery within VA
    Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development
    Principal Investigator(s): Luke Funk, MD, MPH, Corrine Voils, PhD
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  • Impact of Family History and Decision Support on High-risk Cancer Screening
    Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development
    Principal Investigator(s): Corrine Voils, PhD
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  • Incentivizing Behavior Change Skills to Promote Weight Loss
    Funding Agency: NIH – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    Principal Investigator(s): Corrine Voils, PhD
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  • Increasing Uptake of Behavioral Weight Loss Programs Among Primary Care Patients
    Funding Agency: NIH – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    Principal Investigator(s): Corrine Voils, PhD
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  • Psycho Motor and Error Enabled Simulations: Modeling Vulnerable Skills in the Pre-Mastery Phase
    Funding Agency: Department of Defense U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command
    Principal Investigator(s):

    Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS
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  • Validation of Sensorized Breast Models for High Stakes Testing
    Funding Agency: NIH
    Principal Investigator(s): Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS
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