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 Society for Vascular Surgery® Presents Three Women's Leadership Training Grants

July 11, 2012      Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson      312-334-2311

CHICAGO – The Women’s Leadership Committee of the Society for Vascular Surgery® awarded three Women’s Leadership Training Grants to members who are female vascular surgeons under age 50 and who have been in practice between five and 15 years. The $5,000 awards are supported by a grant from W.L. Gore & Associates.

At the Vascular Annual Meeting® in National Harbor, Maryland, June 6-8, 2012, the Society for Vascular Surgery presented the awards to:
  • Ruth L. Bush, MD; Professor of Surgery; Scott and White Healthcare; Temple, Texas
  • Katherine Gallagher, MD; Assistant Professor of Surgery; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Erica Mitchell, MD; Assistant Professor of Surgery; Oregon Health and Science University; Portland, Oregon
Award recipients are encouraged to participate in personal leadership coaching, traveling to meet women leaders, or specific training programs such as the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Program for Women.

To apply for the grant, SVS members must submit a letter of intent and two letters of recommendation. One of the recommendations must be from the chair of the department of the academic appointment.
Upon completion of the grant year, the grantees must submit a report to the SVS Women’s Leadership Committee. 
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