New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Late Summer 2018 Newsletter

Late Summer 2018 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editor's Corner: Stumbling into Wellness?
» 2018 Annual Meeting & Preliminary Program
» Recorder's Message
» A Message from the Program Committee
» New Members Elected in 2018
» NESS Job Board
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant Awardee

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Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant Awardee

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 2017, total assets of the Foundation were $241,595. Contributions during the year were to $20,850. Expenses for the year decreased from the prior year to $30,357. Major expenses included:

In 2018, the ACS/NESS Health Policy and Management Scholarship was awarded to Dr. John R. Romanelli of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA and a first-year Scholars Research Grant was awarded to Dr. Khashayar Vakili of Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, MA, for his project entitled, "Personalized cell therapy using gene-edited liver progenitor cells for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism."

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.