Dr. Todd K. Rosengart, professor of surgery and chair of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, has been named to a new American College of Surgeons National Surgeon Scientist Program, and asked to serve as chair of its grant review committee for an upcoming $200,000 surgical oncology young investigator grant. This program is aiming to create a premiere developmental program for early investigator surgeon scientists within the United States.
ACS NSSP plans to initially focus on the development of two early surgeon scientist investigators annually in cancer-related research, which will serve as a template to expand into other areas of research. Having a focus on cancer-related projects will further allow the ability to focus on comprehensive mentoring available through the National Cancer Institution (NCI). Details regarding the grant program application process are anticipated to be released by the ACS in the very near future.
Dr. Rosengart is an NIH-supported scientist with uninterrupted extramural funding since 1998. An extensively published investigator, he is immediate past chair of the NIH Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) study section and a board member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and past editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He holds twelve patents, including those for a method of inducing angiogenesis.