Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Cheng Receives 2023 Esther Tsai Sugg Research Award

Tiffany Harston

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Lily Cheng, M.D.

Lily Cheng, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery, received the Ester Tsai Sugg Research Award for her project "AAS/SUS Research Awards Are Highly Successful in Fostering Future Surgeon-Scientists.” The award is granted to the highest-scoring abstract from a Society of Asian Academic Surgeons member and Dr. Cheng received the award on Feb. 8 at the 18th Annual Academic Surgical Congress.

The work describes how a high percentage of both residents and young faculty who receive seed grants from the Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS) and the Society of University Surgeons (SUS) go to publish prolifically, successfully achieve NIH funding and hold positions of leadership. The work is important in highlighting how early support of young surgeon-scientists can lead to exponential payoffs. 

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