S. Ariane Christie, MD, Presented with 2016 AAS/AASF Global Surgery Research Fellowship Award
The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) and Association for Academic Surgery Foundation (AASF) presented S. Ariane Christie, MD, a General Surgery Resident at UCSF, with the 2016 AAS/AASF Global Surgery Research Fellowship Award for her research proposal titled “Long Term Outcomes Following Traumatic Injury in a Regional Trauma Center in Limbe, Cameroon” at the 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. The award is designed for individuals who are interested in advancing the field of Global Surgery through research aimed at advancing understanding or improvements of surgical care in resource-poor settings.
Trauma remains the leading cause of death and disability between the ages of 1 and 44. Though low- and middle-income countries bear a disproportionately high burden of the global morbidity and mortality attributable to trauma, the specific epidemiology and outcomes of injured patients in these settings are largely unknown. Dr. Christie’s study proposes to use cell phone numbers collected at the time of injury in conjunction with a recently established trauma registry to collect long-term data regarding the impact of traumatic injury on functional, financial, and health status on patients in Limbe, Cameroon.
Implementation of Dr. Christie’s research will begin 2016 in collaboration with the UCSF Center for Global Surgical Studies and its partners at the University of Buea and Limbe Regional Hospital in Cameroon.