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Department of Surgery


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    Brown Bag Lunch Series with Experimental Surgical Services

    Did you know ESS is the birthplace of open heart surgery?  Join us for a presentation by Director Richard W. Bianco. Learn how this premiere research center works to advance medical technology through translational research.

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    Volunteerism on display at the Simpson House

    The Department of Surgery and their families came together to help cook, serve food, and visit with guests of the Simpson House, where daily meals are provided for individuals experiencing homelessness.

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Upcoming Events

August 26th:

Presentation by the Division of Transplantation

Presentation by Ty B. Dunn, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Transplantation

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Latest News for the Department of Surgery

June 30th:

Dr. Saltzman and Dr. Leonard write about research into extraction of anti-oxidants from seeds and plants

"Used properly, these oils and others carried out in an oxygen-deprived environment should be advantageous in the support of the immune system and in certain problems where inflammation occurs. Recent laboratory observations have demonstrated a phenomenon of antioxidant synergism when black cumin oil is combined with other oils. The antioxidant values of combined black cumin oil and other oil are increased over the expected weighted average of the individual component parts. Also, when more than two oils are added to the black cumin oil, an even higher antioxidant level occurs than would be expected again by the weighted average."

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