Division of Surgical Sciences


Lab computer screenThe main mission of the Division of Surgical Sciences (DOSS) is to foster the success of team-based research in basic, clinical, and translational surgical sciences. DOSS provides a platform that captures the enthusiasm of small ideas and a comfortable home for surgeon-scientists to participate and grow. To facilitate the success of junior investigators, a mentoring system is implemented in DOSS that nurtures the transition from early-career development award (K08/K99/F32) to independent research funding (R01/U01), and to the establishment of team-based program project grant (PPG). Infrastructure is built within DOSS that encourages sharing of ideas and resources for an efficient transition from basic and translational research to therapeutic development and commercialization.