STSA congratulates members, Elizabeth David, MD, and Daniela Molena, MD on receiving 2016 TSF/WTS Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Awards.
This Fellowship was established by Women in Thoracic Surgery and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation in 2013 in memory of Carolyn E. Reed, MD. Dr. Reed served as STSA Secretary/Treasurer from 1999-2002. She was elected the first woman STSA President in November 2006, and her Presidential year concluded at the STSA 54th Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, FL in November 2007. Dr. Reed was a successful thoracic surgeon, researcher, and educator; she was a beloved member of STSA and played an integral role in propagating the Southern Thoracic and the specialty throughout her career. Dr. Reed passed away in November 2012.
The TSF/WTS Carolyn Reed Traveling Fellowship funds a clinically established woman thoracic surgeon to travel to another institution for the purpose of learning a new skill or technology. With a burgeoning field of surgical technology, many surgeons seek an opportunity to gain new experiences and return home with innovations and collaborations. As she was the consummate educator, the leaders of both WTS and TSF deemed it most appropriate to establish this initiative in honor of Dr. Reed.
Dr. Elizabeth David received funding for her project titled “Mixed-methods Experimental Design and Data Analysis at the University of Wisconsin” in the amount of $6,750.
Dr. Daniela Molena received funding for her project titled “Learn Endoscopic Assessment Tools, Ablation, Resection of Early Stage Tumors, Submucosal Dissection and Peroral Endoscopy Myotomy (POEM) Skills at The Oregon Clinic” in the amount of $10,000.
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