STS News, Spring 2022 — Surgeons, residents, medical students, perfusionists, industry representatives, and STS staff showed off their best times and team spirit to raise $33,000 for surgical research and innovation during the Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) Fun Run & Walk in conjunction with STS 2022.
Participating solo or as part of teams, 113 registrants ran, walked, or rolled a 5k course, many bringing along children in strollers or athletic pets. They shared their finish times and photos on the TSF Fun Run leaderboard and on social media with the hashtag #TSF5K.
New Leadership, Bold Award Increases Welcomed in February
During its February meeting, the TSF Board of Directors appointed Joseph A. Dearani, MD, to succeed Joseph E. Bavaria as TSF President. Virginia R. Litle, MD, will serve as the new Vice President, and Anthony L. Estrera, MD, as Treasurer. In addition, the Foundation dramatically elevated funding for three critical research awards beginning in 2023. The STS Research Award increased from $100,000 to $180,000; the TSF Research Award increased from $100,000 to $170,000; and the TSF Resident Research Award increased from $80,000 to $120,000.
Since its inception in 1998, TSF has awarded more than $23 million in grants for cardiothoracic surgery research and education. Learn more at thoracicsurgeryfoundation.org.