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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Proud of You Dr. Marshall T Bell -- Your Hard Work is Reaping Rewards

2005 White Coat Ceremony at OU -- it only seems like yesterday
 Seven years ago Marshall graduated OSU and began his career in medicine -- With a few more to go, Marshall is enjoying the fruit of all his labor (days on end studying for huge comprehensive exams, day after day of in research, making rounds and seeing lots of patients, operating on all sorts of cases) --

Marshall, do you realize you've already been in school 25 years since Kindergarten???
 -- Just yesterday he was notified that he is a finalist in the Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award-- He and four other finalists will present in early November before thousands of professionals in the field of surgery.  Late last week his first article was published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.  

We're so proud of you, Marshall -- God has blessed your efforts!!!

The American Heart Association Website on Dr. Vivien Thomas:
"The Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award acknowledges the accomplishments of early career investigator members of the CVSA Council who are focusing on fundamental and applied surgical research.  

The award is named in honor of Vivien T. Thomas, a key player in pioneering the anastomosis of the subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery. The surgical work he performed with Dr. Alfred Blalock paved the way for the successful outcome of the Blalock-Taussig shunt in 1944.

Five Thomas Award finalists will be honored and a winner will be named at the annual CVSA Council Dinner at the AHA Scientific Sessions."

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