Trauma Surgeon Lucy Kornblith, M.D. Recipient of (EAST) Trauma Research Scholarship
Trauma Surgeon Lucy Kornblith, M.D. has been awarded the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Trauma Research Scholarship to study post-injury platelet biology. Dr. Kornblith is a graduate of the UCSF General Surgery Residency Program and subsequently completed fellowships in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery, and Trauma and Emergency Care at UCSF. She will be joining the UCSF General Surgery Faculty August 1, 2018 and will be based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General.
Dr. Kornblith described how this award is advancing her career aspirations as an academic surgeon in the field of trauma:
My ultimate career goal is to become an independently funded trauma surgeon-scientist. The EAST Research Scholarship gives me the opportunity to perform critical preliminary investigations toward identifying the mechanistic role of platelets and platelet-endothelial interactions in trauma-induced coagulopathy. In an atmosphere of scarce funding opportunities, this scholarship will allow me to build a scientific foundation upon which I can study post-injury platelet biology to ultimately reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with post-injury hemorrhage through novel platelet-based therapies.
Dr. Lucy Zumwinkle Kornblith: Recipient of the 2018 EAST Trauma Research Scholarship (Official Announcement)