Fall 2017  

Members in the News

2016 ASCRS Annual Meeting Featured SpeakersThe following ASCRS members were recently mentioned in the news.

Dr. Erik Askenasy performed brain surgery during Hurricane Harvey when the weather prevented the patient’s transport to a Level 1 Trauma Center.
https://www.newswise.com/articles/hurricane-harvey-forces-lbj-hospital-surgeon-to-perform-first-ever-brain-surgery

Dr. Jaime Bohl was interviewed for an article about cancer rates and obesity.
http://www.richmond.com/life/health/obesity-associated-with-percent-of-cancers-new-data-show/article_489d62cf-a5b5-506c-9120-0020da52769f.html

Dr. James Church was interviewed for article on rising colon cancer death rates in younger adults. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/health/colon-cancer-rectal-cancer-deaths-study/index.html

Dr. Scott Holekamp was interviewed in an article about tests that can prevent cancer; colonoscopy was one of the tests. http://www.montrosepress.com/national/health/these-three-tests-can-prevent-cancer/article_5f11bf5d-42f0-5efb-98d0-7611a87137b2.html

Dr. Emina Huang has been awarded a collaborative five-year $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to create innovative models of colorectal cancer that will enhance understanding of how the disease develops and spreads.
https://consultqd.clevelandclinic.org/2017/10/new-grant-to-develop-novel-disease-models-of-colorectal-cancer/

Dr. Andrew Kassir was interviewed in a piece about what to do after a colon cancer diagnosis.
http://www.12news.com/sponsor-story/6-things-to-remember-after-a-colon-cancer-diagnosis/483199155

Dr. Sabrina Kidd receives a nonprofit leadership award.
http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/sonomacounty/7543205-181/sabrina-kidd-operation-access

Dr. Jeremy Lipman was the author of a US News and World Report article on colorectal cancer in younger people.
https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2017-10-02/colorectal-cancer-is-on-the-rise-in-younger-patients

Dr. Raul Monzon has been awarded the Walter A. Franck Physician Excellence Award.
http://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/bassett-honors-surgeon-with-award-for-excellence/article_01055e1f-166f-5d81-9a2a-ea86f9547ac2.html

Drs. Scott Steele & Y. Nancy You were featured in article on colorectal cancer deaths in younger people. https://www.self.com/story/colorectal-cancer-deaths

Dr. Elizabeth Wicks, co-author of a study on enhanced recovery, was interviewed in an article on the national program for hospitals designed to improve the recovery of surgical patients.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-effort-surgical-patients-recovery.html

if you or another ASCRS member is featured in the news, please send a link to the article to Amy Romanelli at amyromanelli@fascrs.org for future inclusion.

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