Our pursuit of groundbreaking research in surgery complements our department’s commitment to excellence in clinical care and education.
Our passion for providing extraordinary patient care has generated a trans-disciplinary research and innovation enterprise committed to academic excellence, impactful research, and trans-formative innovation.
Research and innovation is managed by the Research and Innovation Committee, which is comprised of a diverse membership and meets monthly. The Research and Innovation Committee’s primary goals are to provide support for our investigators, innovators, and trainees and pursue integration of research across disciplines, sites, and researcher types to promote new collaborative thinking.
The Surgery Plus Program grants residents 1 to 2 years of protected time for research and the pursuit of advanced degrees with no financial obligation.
The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health offers a Masters in Public Health degree that enables you to learn and practice foundational public health knowledge and competencies, as well as epidemiological, statistical, research and survey methods to help discover the determinants—including biological, behavioral, social and organizational—of diseases and injuries.
Combined degree programs are also offered allowing you to obtain two degrees in less time and fewer credits.
ECMC-Trauma Surgery has statistical support through the Department of Biostatistics. Contact Jihnhee Yu, PhD, for more information.
External resources include:
We hold monthly meetings for residents and faculty as follows:
|Pediatrics||Quarterly||Room 1002 Oishei Children's Hospitalemail@example.com|
|Transplant||Every Tuesday 12:30-1:30pm||Kayler’s office ECMC 10th firstname.lastname@example.org|
|BGH General Hospital||Quarterly||Buffalo General Hospitalemail@example.com|
|ECMC General Surgery||Every Tuesday 2pm||Erie County Medical Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vascular||First Thursdays of the month 9-10am||BGH 7th floor B-7 Conference Room||JCozzo@Kaleidahealth.org|
Surgery research coordinators provide administrative, regulatory, and grant management support to clinicians conducting surgery-related research in the areas of basic and translational science, clinical trials, and health outcomes. Research coordinators work closely with the CTRC’s Clinical Research Office (CRO) to secure IRB approval, negotiate budgets and contracts, the Office of Research Advancement (ORA) to facilitate grant preparation and with Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) for grant submission.
There are four surgery research groups: Pediatrics, Vascular, BGH General Surgery, ECMC General Surgery, Transplant. Each has designated research coordinators:
For assistance with grant writing contact:
We aim to increase educational opportunities by identifying existing opportunities within the CTSI ecosystem and work to leverage advanced communication and information technology to access learning experiences such as:
ECRIP was established in 2000 to promote training of physicians in clinical research in order to advance biomedical research in New York State. The program provides Center Awards to teaching hospitals to assist clinician researchers for two years. Department of Surgery faculty member, Liise Kayler, and Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health faculty member, Ekaterina Noyes, have recently secured over $1 million in ECRIP grants to support their research efforts.
The Department of Surgery is a member of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program provided by the American College of Surgeons. The program is designed to measure and improve surgical care by providing tools and validated data that are used to make informed decisions.