The Department of Surgery has received a grant to join the National Institutes of Health’s Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) program, an innovative push to recruit and develop talented young researchers. The Keck School of Medicine of USC’s StARR initiative, led by Michael Bowdish, MD, MS, and Young-Kwon Hong, PhD, will draw promising resident investigators from the General Surgery, Integrated Vascular Surgery, and Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery residency programs and offer them accelerated access to performing meaningful research.

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