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SBAS motivates, mentors and inspires young surgeons and medical students to pursue academic careers

Welcome to the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.

The Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) was founded in 1989 against the backdrop of a paucity of African-American surgeons in academic medicine and the absence of an organized network of African-American surgeons to stimulate, mentor and inspire young surgeons and medical students to pursue academic careers. The Society’s annual meeting is designed to stimulate academic excellence among its members by providing a forum of scholarship in collaboration with the leading Departments of Surgery in the United States.

SBAS is governed by an eight-member executive Committee and has more than 200 members throughout the U.S. All surgical faculty are eligible for full membership. Surgical residents are encouraged to join as associate members. American Journal of Surgery is the official publication of SBAS.

News & Announcements

Carlos A Pellegrini Visiting Internship Program

Funded Visiting Internship positions will be available during the month of October. For more information on the available internship, please download the flier from the link above.

2014 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from August 11, 2014 to August 22, 2014.

2014 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS Traveling Fellowship

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is June 2, 2014, with decisions anticipated to be made by July 31, 2014.

2014 T32 Postdoctoral Training Program Trauma Molecular Pathogenesis and Regenerationy

The University of Chicago, Bioengineering Center for Trauma Research, is accepting applications for a unique field of bioengineering and biophysics in medicine training program. This training experience is funded by an NIH T32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. For more information please download the T32 Poster via the link above: …

2014 T32 Research Training Program in Surgical Oncology

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Surgery, Announces that applications are being accepted for Research Training Fellowships for the Academic Year 2014–2015. Available July 1, 2014 – For more information please download the T-32 flyer via the link above: …


Renew Your SBAS Annual Membership Dues Online

Visit the link above for fast and secure online renewal.

Save the Date! April, 2015

We look forward to seeing all of you at the next SBAS meeting hosted by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

2014 SBAS Meeting Agenda

Download the agenda from the 24th Annual Scientific Assembly of The Society of Black Academic Surgeons from the link above.