Steve Sotsky Pancreatic Cancer Research Gift

This award was created in memory of the father of AHPBA member, Dr. Tara Sotsky Kent. Mr. Steve Sotsky died of pancreatic cancer in September 2013. He was an ardent supporter of Dr. Kent and her husband during their surgical trainings. Mr. Sotsky recognized that ongoing research, and communication of its results, is the key to finding better treatment options for patients with pancreatic disease, and cancer specifically. He also understood the important role of the educational meetings, especially for young surgeons and residents, in advancing ideas and gaining momentum.

This annual award recognizes outstanding work in the field of pancreatic research by a Resident. The award is intended to facilitate the resident’s attendance at AHPBA, where he/she can present their research and engage in the academic community that is the AHPBA.

Thank you to the following for offering financial support for this award:
List of donors updated through December 20, 2018
Mark Callery
Tara Sotsky Kent
Charles Vollmer

2019
Ashton A. Connor, MD, PhD
University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
Comparison of Primary and Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer by Integration of Clinical, Pathologic, Genomic and Transcriptional Features

Past Recipients:

2018
Alexandra G. Lopez-Aguiar, MD
Emory University
THE CONUNDRUM OF <2 CM PANCREATIC
NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS: A PREOPERATIVE
RISK SCORE TO PREDICT LYMPH NODE METASTASES
AND GUIDE SURGICAL MANAGEMENT

2017
Ashton A. Connor, MD
University of Toronto
GENOMIC AND TRANSCRIPTOMIC
CHARACTERIZATION OF ADVANCED PANCREATIC
DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA (PDAC) MAY
INFORM SYSTEMIC THERAPY

2016
Thuy Tran, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
A NOVEL CLINICAL PROGNOSTIC SCORE PREDICTING
SURVIVAL FOR PANCREATIC EXOCRINE TUMORS

2015
Dominic Sanford, MD
Washington University, St. Louis
THE IMPACT OF RECENT HOSPITALIZATION ON SURGICAL SITE INFECTION FOLLOWING PANCREATECTOMY