James W. Suliburk, M.D., has been selected as a recipient of the Moore Foundation Patient and Family Engagement Early Career Investigator Award by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
The foundation identifies through the award, individuals who have demonstrated a high level of interest and potential for making a significant contribution toward improving patient and family engagement in the practice of medicine.
Dr. Suliburk joined the department as a faculty member in 2009. He conducts research on the clinical outcomes in endocrine surgery in under served and minority populations, outcomes in acute care and trauma surgery, and has a focus in the application of mobile technology to improve peri-operative surgical care and communication with patients and their caregivers in order to detect impending complications.
His research program at Ben Taub Hospital offers opportunities in translational science, clinical outcomes, and technology development and innovation. The research comes from the establishment of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment of patients in the endocrine surgical program at Ben Taub Hospital in addition to the care of the critically injured and emergency general surgery patients.
A second call for proposals has gone out for any other faculty or fellows who may be interested in applying. For more information visit the Moore Foundation web site.