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The Section of Surgical Sciences

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Areas of Support
Click on any of the fund names below to make a gift online to that area. The fund name will automatically appear as your “Area of Support,” so you will not need to adjust the drop-down box unless you would like to give to another area of the medical center or university.

Section of Surgical Sciences
Surgery Residents Education Fund - This fund supports all residents in the seven unique surgery training programs and provides resources for presentations at national and regional conferences, research endeavors, loupes, resource material and training equipment.

Department of Surgery
John L. Tarpley Endowed Fund - This endowed fund honors the continued contributions of John L. Tarpley, M.D., program director for the Department of Surgery, and provides vital resources to the Vanderbilt surgical training program. With continued support, we hope to grow this fund to an endowed chair level.

Division of General Surgery
General Surgery Resident and Education Gifts - This fund provides support to residents and fellows for research projects and educational endeavors in the Division of General Surgery.

Division of Surgical Research
S.R. Light Research Fund - This fund provides support for conducting the research programs of investigators in the Section of Surgical Sciences. It also provides valuable resources to the training of research fellows.

Department of Neurosurgery
Cully Cobb Jr. Neurological Fund - This endowed fund honors Cully’s remarkable legacy for teaching and training neurosurgery residents and fellows, and provides valuable resources for research projects, courses, national meetings, loupes, head lights and book purchases.

Division of Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation
Liver Transplantation Research and Education Fund - This fund supports new and ongoing research and educational efforts pertaining to liver transplantation, including but not limited to, furthering education on topics relevant to the clinical care and management of the transplant recipient and living donor.

Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Renal Transplant Research and Education Fund - This fund supports new and ongoing research and educational efforts pertaining to kidney and pancreas transplantation, including but not limited to, furthering education on topics relevant to the clinical care and management of the transplant recipient and living donor.

Division of Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgery Resident and Education Gifts - This fund provides support to residents for research projects and educational endeavors in the Division of Vascular Surgery.

Division of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
Trauma Fellowship Career Development Fund - This fund provides support to fellows for research projects and educational endeavors in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.

Department of Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Surgery
Oral Surgery Teaching Fund - This fund supports all residents in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by providing important funding for courses and national meetings, research projects, training equipment and resource materials.

Department of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Resident Education Endowed Fund - This endowed fund supports and enhances the resident education program in the Department of Plastic Surgery.

Department of Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery Endowed Fund - This endowed fund supports research projects and pilot programs in the Department of Thoracic Surgery. The Chairman hopes to grow this fund to yield $500,000 a year.

Department of Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Surgery Research Fund - This fund supports research projects and pilot programs in the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

Department of Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgery Research and Education Fund - This fund supports research projects and educational endeavors for residents and fellows in the Department of Pediatric Surgery.

Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery Resident and Education Gifts - This fund provides support to residents for research projects and educational endeavors in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery.

Department of Urologic Surgery
Urologic Oncologic Research Fund - This fund supports resident and fellow research and education in the Department of Urologic Surgery.

If you’d like to give to an area not listed here, click here to make a gift through a secure online gift form. Please select “Other” from the “Areas of support” drop-down menu and type in your area of support within the Section of Surgical Sciences. Feel free to contact Development & Alumni Relations at (615) 936-0230 or medicalcenter@vanderbilt.edu with questions or for more information about supporting the Section of Surgical Sciences.

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