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American Surgical Association lauds VUMC’s Beauchamp

May. 14, 2015, 8:56 AM

R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, was selected to receive the 2015 Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association (ASA).

R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D.

The award, which was established in 1996, is awarded annually to a surgeon who has made a “seminal contribution in basic laboratory research which has application to clinical surgery.”

Beauchamp, who is also a professor of Surgery, Cancer Biology and Cell and Developmental Biology, traveled to San Diego last week to accept the award.

“What a great honor and privilege it is to be recognized by peers such as the esteemed membership of the ASA,” Beauchamp said. “I feel incredibly fortunate to receive this award and to have a job that enables me to work with incredibly talented people who are dedicated to reducing the burden of disease through clinical care and research, and who are also dedicated to training the next generations to do the same. I enjoy coming to work every day to a job that is always challenging and is never boring.”

Founded in 1880, the American Surgical Association is the nation’s oldest surgical organization, with a mission to provide a national forum for presenting the developing state of the art and science of general and sub-specialty surgery and the elevation of the standards of the medical/surgical profession, according to its website.

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