Trainees and Junior Members of the Shock Society
Tuesday, December 8 from 5:00–6:00 pm ET


Hello Trainees and Junior Members of the Shock Society,

You are invited to participate in a one-hour discussion on choosing a mentor and establishing your personal mission, which guides your career development, on Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 pm ET.

Please see the attached article, "Find the Mentorship You Need (Not Just What You Want)" published online by Psychology Today in September. Additionally, there is an exercise attached to help guide you through the process of establishing a Personal Mission. If you come with that completed, it will make our conversation richer.   



Microbiome-Mediated Outcome From Surgical Infection/Injury: Review of the Specific Aims of a Proposal
Mentoring Session with Dr. John C. Alverdy
February 11, 2021 at 5:00–6:00 pm ET

John Alverdy, MD, FACS, is a leading surgeon-scientist with a focus on the molecular basis of surgical infections and the gut microbiome. Dr. Alverdy is the Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Surgery and executive vice-chair, department of surgery, University of Chicago, IL. His research has received continuous National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding since 1999, and he has mentored many postdoctoral fellows, surgical trainees, and colleagues. Dr. Alverdy has served in leadership positions at many national organizations. He presented the I.S. Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences at the ACS Clinical Congress 2017, and he received the American Surgical Association’s Flance-Karl Award in 2018 for his groundbreaking work in surgical infection pathogenesis and microbiome research.