University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – October 4, 2010

At The Top

Dr. Herb Chen has been selected to lead the American Cancer Society MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Consortium. The ACS website states that the Consortium will be led by a single renowned senior scientist who will be awarded the American Cancer Society MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Professorship and act as leader for the overall program. Dr. Chen will oversee a program granting multiple research scholar and postdoctoral fellowship grants over a period of 5 years with a total budget of $9 million dollars. Congratulations on this spectacular honor.

Department Initiatives

Dr. Jon Gould reports that the Bariatric Program received American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center of Excellence re-designation for another three years. Thanks to all who participated in this important reaccreditation.

Research Update

Dr. Haggi Mazeh was selected by the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society research committee to receive a Young Investigator grant in the amount of $50,000. His project will characterize the roles of the Notch isoforms in regulating NE cancer cell growth and hormone secretion.

Kryztof Zaremba, an undergraduate student mentored by Dr. Peter Nichol, was awarded a $5000 Hilldale fellowship for his project “Examination of intestinal mass and GLP-2 levels in a congenital animal model of short gut syndrome” conducted in Dr. Nichol’s laboratory. The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff.

Special News

Congratulations to Becky Sippel and Herb Chen on the World Scientific publication of “The Handbook of Endocrine Surgery” this month.

On September 24 Dr. Hans Sollinger delivered the “Lecture Magistrale” at the one of the oldest medical schools in the world, the University of Padua in Italy. The lecture was held in the “Sala Scarpa” named after the famous anatomist who first described Scarpa’s Triangle and Scarpa’s fascia. His lecture was titled “New ideas on chronic allograft dysfunction.”

Deb Hullett, PhD, was notified by the chancellor that her emeritus status request was approved. Welcome to this distinguished group in the Department of Surgery.