UAB Endocrine Surgery Research Group Takes on Chicago

Our UAB Endocrine Surgery Research Group flew the coop to Chicago last week to attend the annual Society for Asian Academic Surgeons meeting. Nine abstracts were presented by our talented faculty and trainees. SAAS label bourbon, hand selected from Riff Distillery by our own Herbert Chen was enjoyed by all with bottle purchases benefitting the SAAS foundation.
We congratulate our presenters. Way to represent UAB!

Dr. Andrea Gillis presenting her work on parathyroid disease
Our UAB crew enjoying a well deserved dinner out!
Sampling of the limited edition SAAS label bourbon!

Full List of Abstracts:

Assessing Surgeon Competence: Finding The Ideal Tool
Mr. John Bode, Dr. Herb Chen, Dr. Britney Corey, Dr. Danielle Sutzko

Is Preoperative Imaging Localization Necessary For Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism?
Dr. Rongzhi Wang, Dr. Herb Chen, Dr. Brenessa Lindeman, Dr. Jess Fazendin

Lessons Learned from Redo-Redo-Parathyroidectomy: Third Time’s the Charm?
Dr. Kimberly Ramonell, Dr. Brenessa Lindeman, Dr. Herb Chen, Dr. Jess Fazendin

Leadership development among junior surgery residents: communication and perception at different levels of training
Dr. Connie Shao, Ms. Grace Kennedy, Ms. Courtney Rentas, Dr. Herb Chen, Dr. Jess Fazendin

Ethnic Representation in Genomic Studies of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms
» Mr. Brendon Herring, Dr. Herb Chen, Dr. J. Bart Rose

Notch1 regulates the cancer stem cell population in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
» Dr. Rachael Guenter, Ms. Yichen Guo, Dr. Bin Ren, Dr. Herb Chen

Ranking NIH Funding of Surgical Departments Based Upon a Modified Index
Mr. Sherif Helmey, Dr. Ashley Holder, Dr. J. Bart Rose, Dr. Herb Chen

Asian American Surgical Leaders: How SAAS Made the Difference
Ms. Grace Kennedy, Dr. Emily Austin, Dr. Herb Chen, Dr. Jess Fazendin

Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Single Gland Parathyroid Disease
Dr. Andrea Gillis, Dr. Kimberly Ramonell, Dr. Brenessa Lindeman, Dr. Herb Chen, Dr. Jess Fazendin

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