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 $30,000 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 2020 TSF STSA Research Award is Renee M. Cholyway, MD, for her research project titled, “Mitochondrial Transfusion to Recover Function in Donor After Circulatory Death Hearts“. Dr. Cholyway is a general surgery resident at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Cholyway’s project aims to demonstrate that mitochondrial transfusion provides benefit in preparing hearts for DCD transplantation, an that various sources of mitochondria may be used for this therapeutic modality.

Applications for the 2021 TSF STSA Resident Research Award opened on July 1, 2020. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2020.

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.