The Thoracic Surgery Foundation         At A Glance      Thoracic Surgery Foundation        For Research and Education    ...
July 2001To The Friends of the Foundation:The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education had its beginning in ...
This means that each $1,000 The Foundation contributes will be matched with an $10,666contribution from other sources. Thi...
Table of ContentsORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION                                                PAGETSF At-A-Glance: What has T...
TSF At-A-Glance: What Has TSF Accomplished?1. Recent Achievements  Within the last three years, The Foundation has:♦ compl...
This means that each $1,000 The Foundation contributes will be matched with an $10,666     contribution from other sources...
How IS TSF Structured?The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education was established in 1992 in orderto suppor...
What Are The Foundations Future Plans?In 1998, TSF developed its first three-year plan. Its central goals are summarized i...
What Types of Research Does The Foundation Fund?The Foundation funds the following awards in basic research:•   The Thorac...
What Types of Health Care Policy Scholarships Does The Foundation Fund?The Alley-Sheridan Fund was established within The ...
What Are the Harvard Programs?Executive CourseThe executive course, "Understanding the New World of Health Care," was deve...
If we define politics more broadly as public action to address public problems, then the effect ofthe Kennedy School exper...
Who Makes Funding Decisions? When Are They Made?Research AwardsThe Research Committee of The Thoracic Surgery Foundation f...
Who Has Received TSFs Grants and Awards?             Alley-Sheridan Scholarships to Attend the Harvard Executive Course   ...
TSF Research Awards1993Julie Glasson, MDThoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipThe Importance of Preservation of t...
1996Mary Mancini, MD2 year Nina S. Braunwald Career Development AwardThe Role of Platelet Derived Growth Factor in Allogra...
David Schrump, MD6 months Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantMolecular Analysis of Esophageal AdenocarcinogenesisUn...
1999James S. Allan, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantThe Effect of Nitric Oxide on the Development of Ob...
2000Paul M. Kirshbom, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantMatrix Metalloproteinases and Pulmonary Vascular ...
Meena Nathan, MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas)2 year Braunwald Research FellowshipThe Stunned Heart and Cardiac Surgery; Apo...
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The Thoracic Surgery Foundation At A Glance

  1. 1. The Thoracic Surgery Foundation At A Glance Thoracic Surgery Foundation For Research and Education 401 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611-4267 312/644-6610 Fax No. 312/527-6635 Email: frank_kurtz@SBA.com http://www.tsfre.org July 2001
  2. 2. July 2001To The Friends of the Foundation:The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education had its beginning in 1984 when theCouncil of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons first considered the establishment of a foundation to supportresearch and education in thoracic surgery. The need for such a foundation was based on the diminishingresources available from government and practice activities to support research and education. In 1989,The Society of Thoracic Surgeons established The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Education and ResearchFoundation.In 1992, with the establishment of The Nina Starr Braunwald Memorial Fund and support from the fourmajor thoracic surgery organizations (American Association for Thoracic Surgery, The Society ofThoracic Surgeons, The Southern Thoracic Surgery Association, The Western Thoracic SurgicalAssociation), the foundation was re-organized as The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research andEducation, the Board of Directors being selected from individuals nominated by the four thoracic surgeryorganizations.Support for The Foundation’s programs in research and education, in addition to the Braunwald MemorialFund which has now reached $2,000,000, was greatly enhanced by major gifts from Baxter HealthcareCorporation and David Sheridan. In 1993, The New Century Society was established to solicit andrecognize individuals who contributed $1,000 or more in a given year. The Founders Group, of whichthere are 179 members, honors those who contributed $5,000 by December 1998. Life Members arethose who have contributed or pledged $10,000 to The Foundation. As of December 2000, TheFoundation has 124 Life Members. All Board members have committed to Life Membership.In 1999 The Foundation initiated a regional program with the objective of making every thoracic surgeonaware of The Foundation and its programs, anticipating that understanding The Foundation and its workwould lead to involvement and support. This program is directed not only to surgeons, but also to friends,patients and others who may have an interest in The Foundation.In 2000, 196 surgeons in 44 regions personally contacted thoracic surgeons to acquaint them with TheFoundation and solicit their support. Despite the past year being a start-up year, 333 surgeons made cashcontributions, payments on pledges and new pledges totaling $696,922, a 16% increase in numbers and a34% increase in dollars over the last year. It is anticipated that with the organization completed, thecurrent year will prove even more successful.In 2000, The Foundation also reached a major goal. The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research andEducation, through grants from The William J. von Liebig Foundation and Datascope Corp., and theNational Heart, Lung and Blood Institute announced a program of jointly sponsored Mentored ClinicalScientist Development Awards. These awards are directed at thoracic surgeons in the early stages of theirresearch careers in order to support the development of outstanding clinician research scientists.The program will be funded over a ten-year period by a NHLBI commitment of $5 million, which wascontingent upon The Foundation securing $3.75 million in matching funds. The Foundation completedthis match in 2000 with commitments of $2 million from The William J. von Liebig Foundation, $1million from Datascope Corp., and $750,000 from The Foundation itself. 2
  3. 3. This means that each $1,000 The Foundation contributes will be matched with an $10,666contribution from other sources. This is an exceptional opportunity for donors who give so as tohelp offset the Foundations commitment.Datascope manufactures proprietary products for clinical health care markets in interventional cardiologyand radiology, anesthesiology, cardiovascular and vascular surgery, emergency medicine and critical care.The Foundation is extremely grateful to Datascope and to Mr. Lawrence Saper, President and CEO.The William J. von Liebig Foundation was established in 1975 by William J. von Liebig. An honoredinventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr. von Liebig founded Meadox Medicals, Inc. in 1961. Heheld 33 patents for vascular prostheses, and his inventions have made significant contributions to the fieldof vascular surgery. Mr. von Liebig was honored with a host of achievement awards throughout his life,including the Gold Hektoen Award from the American Medical Association and the 1995 IndependentInvestor of the Year Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology."The Thoracic Surgery Foundation At A Glance" provides key information in outline form to help youunderstand the mission, programs and growth of The Thoracic Surgery Foundation. Thank you for yourinterest and support.This document is also available on the web at www.tsfre.org for your convenience. Please feel free todownload it from that location or call The Foundation office for more copies.David B. Skinner, MDPresident 3
  4. 4. Table of ContentsORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION PAGETSF At-A-Glance: What has TSF accomplished? 5-6How is TSF structured? 7What are The Foundations future plans? 8GRANTS AND AWARDSWhat types of research does The Foundation fund? 9What types of Health Care Policy Scholarships does The Foundation fund? 10What are the Harvard Programs? 11-12Who makes funding decisions? When are they made? 13Who has received TSFs grants and awards? 14-20 4
  5. 5. TSF At-A-Glance: What Has TSF Accomplished?1. Recent Achievements Within the last three years, The Foundation has:♦ completed a three-year plan♦ established a comprehensive development program through new fund-raising committees♦ broadened and improved its public policy training opportunities for surgeons♦ secured a partnership with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of NIH which will broaden support for research♦ taken the lead in moving to better coordinate the relations of the specialty with specialty- related firms2. Fund-Raising♦ TSF raises funds to support awards in basic research and for education for CT surgeons in health care policy.♦ As of 12/31/00, 37% of all moneys raised has come from CT surgeons.♦ In 2000, TSF raised $4,162,352 in cash, pledge payments and new pledges.3. Award Programs♦ As of May 2001, TSF has made 154 awards: 43 for research and 111 for health care policy education.♦ TSF is currently supporting 19 research scholars and three Alley-Sheridan Sabbatical Scholars.4. Research Awards Programs♦ In 2001, TSF made three research awards.♦ A total of nine Braunwald awards have been made.♦ The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, through grants from The William J. von Liebig Foundation and Datascope Corp., and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is jointly sponsoring Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards. These awards are directed at thoracic surgeons in the early stages of their research careers in order to support the development of outstanding clinician research scientists. The program will be funded over a ten-year period by a NHLBI commitment of $5 million, which was contingent upon The Foundation securing $3.75 million in matching funds. The Foundation completed this match in 2000 with commitments of $2 million from The William J. von Liebig Foundation, $1 million from Datascope Corp., and $750,000 from The Foundation itself. 5
  6. 6. This means that each $1,000 The Foundation contributes will be matched with an $10,666 contribution from other sources. Two annual awards will support young surgical scientists at the level of $175,000 per year for five years. The program provides specialized study for clinically trained professionals who are committed to a career in research and who have the potential to develop into independent investigators. The award supports a five-year period of supervised research experience that integrates didactic studies with laboratory or clinically-based research. The proposed research should have both intrinsic research importance and be a vehicle for learning the methodology, theories and conceptualizations necessary for a well-trained researcher.5. Public Policy Training Programs♦ The Harvard executive course, "Understanding the New World of Health Care," was developed by The Foundation in conjunction with Harvards Kennedy School of Government. TSF funded the development of this course. “Understanding the New World of Health Care,” has been offered nine times since May, 1996.♦ Five hundred fifty doctors, health care administrators and corporate officers in the health care industry have attended.♦ Two hundred fourteen cardiothoracic surgeons have attended.♦ One hundred and two Alley-Sheridan scholarships have been awarded for this health care policy education.♦ The Foundations Education Committee and Harvard recently offered a successor course, "Building the New World of Health Care," April 8-14, 2000, for past participants of "Understanding." Twenty-six surgeons attended “Building.”♦ Nineteen Alley-Sheridan scholarships were awarded for cardiothoracic surgeons to attend the successor course.♦ The Foundation has also sponsored eight surgeons through Alley-Sheridan Sabbatical Scholarships to attend Harvard for a year-long study of health care policy. 6
  7. 7. How IS TSF Structured?The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education was established in 1992 in orderto support education and research in cardiothoracic surgery. The Foundation receivedendorsement and initial support from the American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS),the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA),and the Western Thoracic Surgery Association (WTSA).The Foundation Board of Directors, consisting of sixteen members nominated by the foursponsoring surgical organizations (AATS, STS, STSA and WTSA), is responsible for themanagement of The Foundation and is assisted by three full-time staff. There are four permanentcommittees of the Board: the Education Committee, the Research Committee, the DevelopmentCommittee and the Finance Committee, which includes the treasurers of each of the foursponsoring surgical organizations. Board and committee members are not compensated.The Thoracic Surgery Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public foundation. Its IRSEmployer Identification Number is: 36-3635910. 7
  8. 8. What Are The Foundations Future Plans?In 1998, TSF developed its first three-year plan. Its central goals are summarized in the PlansPresidential Message:Over these past seven years, The Foundation has achieved recognition as a major force in ourspecialty and in medicine, and has the potential to have an even greater impact. To broaden ourprograms and maintain cardiothoracic surgery at the forefront of medicine, it is necessary that webroaden our support.TSF has organized a regional program to personally communicate with every thoracic surgeon sothat they will learn of the work of The Foundation and help us to identify sources of support. Avideotape and brochure on The Foundation has been produced which will help us disseminate thepurpose and work of The Foundation, through the regional program and other venues. TheFoundation is now also poised to work in a mutually beneficial way with industry so that we maytogether introduce new innovative programs that will enhance our specialty. And, TheFoundation is working with grateful patients and to seek funding from other foundations.As we look ahead, The Foundation will need greater and broader support to fulfill itsconsiderable potential. With the Harvard programs and our own research programs, especiallythe jointly sponsored TSFRE and NHLBI Mentored Clinical Scientist Awards, The Foundationis becoming a true leadership institute for the specialty.Support our efforts. Our goal is to have every cardiothoracic surgeon become a Life Member inThe Foundation. This will significantly improve the future of our specialty. 8
  9. 9. What Types of Research Does The Foundation Fund?The Foundation funds the following awards in basic research:• The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research Grant provides operational support of original research projects by cardiothoracic surgeons who have completed their formal training and who are eligible by The American Board of Thoracic Surgery or its equivalent;• The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research Fellowship provides support to cardiothoracic surgeons and surgical trainees who wish to acquire investigational skills;• The Baxter Healthcare Corporation Research Fellowship provides support to cardiothoracic surgeons and surgical trainees who wish to acquire investigational skills;• The Nina S. Braunwald Career Development Award, established by Dr. Eugene Braunwald in memory of his wife, provides support to women in academic cardiothoracic surgery at the early stages of their faculty careers;• The Nina S. Braunwald Research Fellowship provides support to female cardiothoracic surgeons who wish to acquire investigational skills; and• A research fellowship is also co-sponsored by the Cross-Jones Fund.• The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute jointly sponsor Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08), directed at thoracic surgeons in the early stages of their research careers. The purpose of the Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (MCSDA) is to support the development of outstanding clinician research scientists. 9
  10. 10. What Types of Health Care Policy Scholarships Does The Foundation Fund?The Alley-Sheridan Fund was established within The Thoracic Surgery Foundation by Mr.David Sheridan on behalf of his life-long friend and collaborator, Dr. Ralph Alley, to provideeducational opportunities, especially in health care policy matters for cardiothoracic surgeons.This fund has been used to make a generous grant from The Foundation to the Kennedy Schoolof Government at Harvard University to develop an intensive executive course in managementand health care policy. "Understanding the New World of Health Care: A Health Care PolicyProgram for Physicians, Trustees and Health Care Leaders."Executive Course Alley-Sheridan FellowsThrough grants to Harvard, the Foundation provides scholarship support to surgeons to attend theexecutive courses.Alley-Sheridan Scholar-in-ResidenceThe Foundation offers Alley-Sheridan tuition scholarships for cardiothoracic surgeons to pursuea year of study in health care policy at Harvard University. 10
  11. 11. What Are the Harvard Programs?Executive CourseThe executive course, "Understanding the New World of Health Care," was developed by TheFoundation in conjunction with Harvards Kennedy School of Government. The program coversthe following topics: health economics; the political environment and the media; hospital andphysician reimbursement schemes; the structure of Medicare and Medicaid; the inner workingsof managed care; the role of information technology; the relevant aspects of anti-trust;professional and corporate liability; and the nature and extent of health care fraud.The course has been offered nine times since early 1996, and continues to receive superlativeratings from participants. It is the most highly rated course of its type at Harvard. Since itsinception, nearly five hundred fifty doctors, health care administrators, government officials, andcorporate officers in the health care industry have attended including one hundred and twocardiothoracic surgeons who received Alley-Sheridan Scholarships from The Foundation. Atotal of two hundred and fourteen cardiothoracic surgeons have attended.The attendees include seven STS and two AATS Presidents, twelve other former or current STSofficers, four STS Councilors, fifteen STS Committee Chairs, thirty-five former or currentCommittee members and four principal administrative staff.And, The Foundations Education Committee and Harvard offered a successor course, "Buildingthe New World of Health Care," April 8-14, 2000, for past participants of "Understanding."Year-Long SabbaticalScholarships for a yearlong sabbatical to study health care policy at the Kennedy School areawarded to board certified cardiothoracic surgeons. The program focuses on problems andsolutions in health care management, the role of government in health care, bioethics, standardsof care, and the scientific assessment of outcomes. The program also seeks to cultivatecardiothoracic surgeons who can provide the specialty with strong leadership in the future.Seven sabbatical awards have been made, including a current Alley-Sheridan Scholar-in-Residence who is pursuing an MPH at Harvard.Participants in the sabbatical program can elect to structure their coursework to lead to a MastersDegree in Public Administration, or conduct a year of social science research on a specific topicunder the supervision of a faculty member. The five Alley-Sheridan Scholars-in-Residence whohave completed this program have had a direct impact on public policy related to health care.For example, one Alley-Sheridan Scholar-in-Residence authored “Accountable Health Care:Letting Patients Lead the Way: Transforming Medicare for the 21st Century”, on behalf of theHealth Policy Development Group of the AATS and STS. This set of recommendations waspresented to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. The Foundationalso supports surgeons to pursue the MPH, and other forms of policy training. 11
  12. 12. If we define politics more broadly as public action to address public problems, then the effect ofthe Kennedy School experience is even broader. Two of the sabbatical scholars have becomeintimately involved in developing programs in their communities to provide healthcare to all andshelter to those without sanctuary. A third has become a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow and is aSenior Legislative staffer in Senator Kennedys office, assigned to the Health, Education Laborand Pension Committee. And, a fourth has become the Director of a surgical program and isinvolved with research on quality issues. 12
  13. 13. Who Makes Funding Decisions? When Are They Made?Research AwardsThe Research Committee of The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Educationconsists of 14 research-oriented cardiac and thoracic surgeons. The members of this committeemeet annually, in conjunction with the STS Annual Meeting, to discuss and rank applicationssubmitted for possible funding by The Foundation.Each application received by the fall deadline is reviewed by members of the Committeeaccording to current review standards. The names and mean scores of the first 20 applicants arepresented by the Committee Chairman to the Board of Directors.At the STS Annual Meeting, The Board of Directors of TSF then reviews these applications andapproves for funding as many of the most highly ranked application as current allocations allow.Alley-Sheridan ScholarshipsThe Education Committee reviews applications for year-long Alley-Sheridan scholarships, andrecommends applications for funding to the Board of Directors. At the STS Annual Meeting, theTSF Board reviews and approves those recommendations as current allocations allow. 13
  14. 14. Who Has Received TSFs Grants and Awards? Alley-Sheridan Scholarships to Attend the Harvard Executive Course Alley-Sheridan FellowsOne hundred and two surgeons have received scholarship support totaling $286,150 to attend theHarvard executive course during the period from May 1996 through November 2000. Alley-Sheridan Scholarships for a Harvard Year Long Sabbatical MPA Program Alley-Sheridan Scholars-in-ResidenceNine surgeons have received Alley-Sheridan Sabbatical Scholarships for a total of $315,000.1996 Paul Uhlig1997 Peter McKeown Jud McNamara1998 Edward Dunn Edgar Feinberg1999 Edward Dunn (MPH Program)2000 Juan Sanchez2001 William R. Berry, MD Alan J. Spotnitz, MD Alley Sheridan Award Totals Total Number of Scholarships: 111 Total Funds Awarded: $601,150 14
  15. 15. TSF Research Awards1993Julie Glasson, MDThoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipThe Importance of Preservation of the Chordae Tendineae During Mitral Valve ReplacementStanford UniversityJennifer Walker, MD2 year Nina S. Braunwald Research FellowshipThe Direct Effects of Acute Administration of 3, 5, 3’Triiodo-L-Thyronine on Isolated MyocyteFunctionMedical University of South Carolina1995Margaret Allen, MD2 year Nina S. Braunwald Career Development AwardTo Expand the Scope of Research on Adhesion MoleculesUniversity of Washington School of MedicineRichard Embrey, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantMechanisms of Coronary Microvascular Abnormalities Due to Cardiopulmonary Bypass andCardioplegiaMedical College of VirginiaJoseph Gorman, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipPathogenesis and Repair of Ischemic Mitral RegurgitationHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaJoren Madsen, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantCardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in Miniature SwineMassachusetts General HospitalJohn Mannion, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantBasic Fibroblast Growth Factor Protects Ischemic Skeletal Muscle During Long-term ElectricalStimulationThomas Jefferson UniversityElanie Tseng, MD2 year Nina S. Braunwald Research FellowshipThe Role of Nitric Oxide in Mediating Neurologic Injury in a Canine Model of Hypothermic CirculatoryArrestJohns Hopkins Hospital 15
  16. 16. 1996Mary Mancini, MD2 year Nina S. Braunwald Career Development AwardThe Role of Platelet Derived Growth Factor in Allograft Vascular DiseaseLouisiana State UniversitySi M. Pham, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantNitric Oxide in Allograft VasculopathyUniversity of PittsburghRobert Poston, Jr., MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipGeneration of Allograft Specific Tolerance with Combination Ex Vivo Antisense ICAM-1 and SystematicAnti-LFA MABStanford University Medical CenterAndrew Sherman, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipGene Expression of Sarcoplasmic Reticular Regulatory Proteins in Myocardial HibernationNorthwestern University Medical School1997Edward Boyle, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipThe Role of Tissue Factor in Ischemia-Reperfusion InjuryUniversity of WashingtonSeth Force, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipRole of p53 Tumor Suppressor Gene in Malignant Mesothelioma PathogenesisUniversity of PennsylvaniaSi M. Pham, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantNitric Oxide in Allograft VasculopathyUniversity of PittsburghTodd Rosengart, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantGrowth Factors and Angiogenesis: Implications for Biologic Revascularization of Ischemic TissuesCornell University Medical College 16
  17. 17. David Schrump, MD6 months Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantMolecular Analysis of Esophageal AdenocarcinogenesisUniversity of Texas, Anderson Cancer CenterPatricia Thistlethwaite, MD2 year Nina S. Braunwald Career Development AwardExpression of Angiogenesis Factors in the Heart by Adenovirus Mediated Gene TherapyUniversity of Pittsburgh1998Daniel Kreisel, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipAllorecognition Pathways in Murine Cardiac TransplantatonUniversity of PennsylvaniaPaul Lee, MD1.5 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipAngiogenic Effects of VEGF and iNOS Gene Therapy in Ischemic HeartUniversity of PittsburghElizabeth Northrop Morgan, MD2 year Nina S. Braunwald Research FellowshipThe Role of NF-kB in Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion InjuryUniversity of WashingtonMichael Smith, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipImmune Mechanisms of Bronchiolitis Obliterans SyndromeWashington UniversityVinod Thourani, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipMyocardial Protectioin Using a Novel Adenosine A3-Receptor ApproachEmory University School of MedicineTomasz Timek, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipMitral Valvular-Subvalvular Complex in Tachycardia-Induced CardiomyopathyStanford University School of MedicineMelina Kibbe, MD1 year Nina S. Braunwald Research FellowshipPrevention of Intimal Hyperplasia With iNOS Gene TherapyUniversity of Pittsburgh 17
  18. 18. 1999James S. Allan, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantThe Effect of Nitric Oxide on the Development of Obliterative Bronchiolitis in MHC-Defined MiniatureSwineMassachusetts General HospitalKathryn Quadracci Flores, MD2 year Nina S. Braunwald Research FellowshipUpregulation of Angiogenic Growth Factors and Their Receptors as a Mechanism for TMRBrigham and Women’s HospitalRichard W. Kim, MD2 year Baxter Healthcare Corporation Research FellowshipIn Vivo Effects of Bcl-2 and Survivin Gene TransferYale University School of MedicineBaiya Krishnadasan, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipEndothelial Cell Signal Transduction Pathways Activated by Oxidant StressUniversity of WashingtonSang Lee, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipMyocardial Angiogenesis Using VEGF, FGF, and Their ReceptorsUniversity of California, San DiegoKenneth McCurry, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Career Development AwardAlloresponse to Aerosolized iNOS Gene in Lung TransplantsUniversity of PittsburghChristopher L. Skelly, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipAttenuation of Vein Graft Intimal Hyperplasia Through Gene TransferUniversity of ChicagoEdward Yiming Woo, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipAugmentation of HSV-based Oncolytic Therapy by Producer CellsUniversity of Pennsylvania 18
  19. 19. 2000Paul M. Kirshbom, MD1 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantMatrix Metalloproteinases and Pulmonary Vascular RemodelingChildren’s Hospital of PennsylvaniaRaja S. Mahidhara, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipNitric Oxide Prevents Cardiac Allograft VasculopathyUniversity of PittsburghSteffen Pfeiffer, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipAnti-CD40L Therapy for hDAF+ Pig-to-Primate Cardiac XenotransplantationVanderbilt University Medical CenterLynne A. Skaryak, MD2 year Nina S. Braunwald Career Development AwardTissue Engineered TracheaUniversity of Massachusetts Medical CenterWilson Y. Szeto, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipThe Immunologic Mechanism of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in Rat ChimericOrgan TransplantationHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaMohan Thanikachalam, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research FellowshipThe Role of p53 in the Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS)-Mediated Inhibition of Cardiac AllograftVasculopathy (CAV)University of MiamiThomas K. Waddell, Ph.D., MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantThe Role of Bcl-2 Family Proteins in TNF-mediated NF-kB ActivationToronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto2001Richard G. Battafarano, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantCell Cycle Mutations in Esophageal CancerWashington University School of MedicineMarc R. Moon, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research GrantPathophysiology and Treatment of Chronic Pulmonary HypertensionWashington University School of Medicine 19
  20. 20. Meena Nathan, MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas)2 year Braunwald Research FellowshipThe Stunned Heart and Cardiac Surgery; Apoptosis/NecrosisBrigham and Womens HospitalAlfred C. Nicolosi, MD2 year Thoracic Surgery Research GrantEffects of Stretch on the Myopathic HeartMedical College of Wisconsin TSFRE Research Award Totals Total Number of Awards: 44 Total Funds Awarded: $2,517,500 20
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