Members in the News

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  • Shanda Blackmon, MD was featured in an August 2013 Houston Chronicle article that features lung cancer screening advocation.
  • Valerie Rusch, MD presented in Spring 2013 at the VII Annual Conference of the Turkish Society of Thoracic Surgeons. One of the topics Dr. Rusch presented on was the history of women in thoracic surgery.
  • Andrea Carpenter, MD and Virginia Litle, MD were recently made new members of the AATS.
  • Elisabeth Dexter, MD relocated to Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo NY, where she is Director, Thoracic Surgery Training Program and Director, Community Thoracic Oncology Outreach.
  • Emily Farkas, MD, was featured in the Spring 2010 issue of STS News (see page 10).
    Humanitarian Missions Give Cardiothoracic Surgeon an Opportunity to Give Back
  • Lawton Committed to Promoting Awareness of Heart Disease in Women
    April 2, 2009
  • Yolonda Colson, MD, director of the Women’s Lung Surgery Program in Thoracic Surgery, and Utkan Demirci, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Renal Division and the HST-BWH Center for Bioengineering in the Department of Medicine, were individually awarded a $500,000 grant from The Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT). Dr. Colson will use the grant to study treatment using nanotechnology in metastatic breast cancer. Dr. Demirci will be developing technology for monitoring HIV in resource-limited settings such as medical facilities in emerging countries. CIMIT provided this grant as part of their initiative to sponsor 26 Massachusetts research teams in early-stage projects that are focused on blood infections, HIV and breast cancer.