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  • "In a time of national redefinition and debate of healthcare policies, quality initiatives, and research funding, the Department of Surgery at Emory is adapting rather than reacting to change. We are accomplishing diverse goals in limited time frames, often splitting single objectives into clinical, research, educational, and quality branches." MORE»»

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Dr. Yazan Duwayri is the Principal Investigator of the Emory site in a multi-center trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Zenith® p-Branch™ device for the treatment of pararenal aortic aneurysms, which could be the next generation of fenestrated graft. The device does not need to be customized for the patient, and can treat aneurysms above the level of the renal arteries. FULL STORY.

Dr. Lily Yang and Dr. Hui Mao's pancreatic cancer team, which focuses on novel imaging and targeted therapeutic agents for battling the disease, have been awarded a U01 Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology grant. FULL STORY.

Although kidney transplantation is known to be the optimal treatment for most patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only about one in four patients with ESRD in Georgia was referred by a dialysis facility to a transplant center for evaluation within their first year of dialysis, according to a new study. In addition, there was substantial variation in the percentage of referrals among dialysis facilities. FULL STORY.