2023 Surgical Research Dinner Meetings

September 26, 2023

"Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR): Resources for Researchers"

Colleen E. Lawrence, PhDAssistant Director, Translational Research Solutions in the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research








August 29, 2023

"Deciphering the Genetics and Immune Microenvironment of Colorectal Metastases"

Kamran Idrees, MBBS, MSCI, MMHC, Chief, Division Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, Director of Pancreatic and Gastro-Intestinal Surgical Oncology

Bilal Mirza, MD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery


July 24, 2023

"Establishing an Academic Center: Center for Surgical Ethics"

Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH, Professor of Surgery, Director of Surgical Outcomes Research, Surgical Sciences and Director of Transplant Outcomes Research, Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Ricky Shinall, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine and Director of Surgical Clinical Research in the Division of General Surgery


June 26, 2023

"CEASAR: Research Program Overview – Setting Up and Maintaining a Prospective Cohort Study"

Daniel A. Barocas, MD, MPH, William L. Bray Professor of Urology and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Urology

June 26

May 22, 2023

"Lungs, Livers, and Hearts, Oh My. The current status of organ regeneration, recovery, and replacement at VUMC"

Caitlin T. Demarest, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Organ Regeneration, Recovery, and Replacement

Rei Ukita, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery.


April 27, 2023

"Multi-Institutional Development of a Clinically Useful Lung Nodule Risk Calculator"

Eric Grogan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Thoracic Surgery, and Chief Thoracic Surgery, Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Caroline Godfrey, MD, General Surgery Resident, and T32 Research Fellow


March 27

March 27, 2023

"Research Initiatives in Patient-Derived Organoids"

Nicholas Zachos, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Cell and Developmental Biology



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