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Hadley M. Wood, MD, FACS Wins YFA Advocacy and Issues Workgroup Essay Contest

Posted: September 30, 2017

The Young Fellows Association of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) offers an annual essay contest, which helps encourage and support a young Fellow’s attendance at the annual ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s competition was Patient Advocacy, and the winning essay, by Hadley M. Wood, MD, FACS, beautifully captions the vision of patient-centered surgical care set forth by 2016 – 2017 ACS President, Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS.

Introduction by Daniel D. Klaristenfeld, MD, FACS

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Jean L. Fourcroy, Founding Member of SWIU, 1930 – 2016

Posted: November 8, 2016

On October 12, 2016, Dr. Jean L. Fourcroy died peacefully in the warm environment of a dementia care facility in Sykesville, Maryland, where she had spent the last year well cared for and visited almost daily by her husband. The SWIU board has received this remembrance of Dr. Fourcroy from her family which details her incredible career and life, and we wish to share it with our membership. A Memorial Service was held at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC on January 28, 2017.

Obituary   Remembrance