New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Late Summer 2017 Newsletter

Late Summer 2017 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editor's Corner: Sisyphus Has Nothing on Us!
» 2017 Annual Meeting & Preliminary Program
» NESS Member Needs Assessment Survey
» Recorder's Message
» A Message from the Committee on GME & Candidate Membership
» New Members Elected in 2017
» NESS Job Board
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant

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Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant

The New England Surgical Scholars Foundation continues to actively support the NESS by providing funds for educational and research endeavors. During the past year, Dr. Arlet G. Kurkchubasche has served as President and Dr. Charles Salem as Secretary-Treasurer.

At the end of fiscal year 2016, total assets of the Foundation were $231,256. Contributions during the year increased to $29,855. Continuing robust contributions are necessary, since expenses for the year increased to $47,741. Major expenses included:

In 2017, the ACS/NESS Health Policy and Management Scholarship was awarded to Dr. Alik Farber of Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA, and a first-year Scholars Research Grant was awarded to Dr. Eric G. Sheu of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, for his project entitled, "The Role of Intestinal Immunity in the Anti-Diabetic Effects of Sleeve Gastrectomy."

Cumulative contributions to the Foundation are listed in the annual meeting program booklet, and members who have contributed since last year's meeting are further recognized by an assembly ribbon, on-site signage, and walk-in slides.

Members may donate by credit card via the Members Only Area; to donate by check (or to donate with credit card by mail), please download the Contribution Form.

The NESS Scholars Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation organized to provide financial support to enhance the clinical and education opportunities of the membership of NESS in their efforts to strengthen the discipline of surgery in New England.