TSF STSA Resident Research Award

STSA, in partnership with the Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF), offers the TSF STSA Resident Research Award. This award provides operational support of original research efforts by general surgery or cardiothoracic surgery residents who have not yet completed cardiothoracic surgical training.  The award provides $40,000 per year for up to two years (No additional funds will be paid out for indirect, fringe, or other expenditures).

During the fellowship, the resident will work in a cardiothoracic surgical or laboratory research program.

STSA membership is not required; however applicants must meet award eligibility requirements.

STSA is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2022 TSF STSA Research Award is Qimeng Gao, MD, MHS for his research project titled “The Delivery of PD-L1 to Lung Allograft During Static Cold Storage Using an AAV-Based Gene Therapy.” Dr. Gao is a general surgery resident at Duke University Medical Center.

Applications for the 2023 TSF STSA Resident Research Award open on July 1, 2022. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2022.

Learn more and access an application at www.thoracicsurgeryfoundation.org/awards/. Contact TSF Headquarters with questions about the TSF STSA Resident Research Award at tsf@sts.org.