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Kent Scientific Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity: Comprehensive Training Program for Rodent Microvascular Surgery

Kent Scientific is excited to partner with Inside Scientific to host a series of hands-on workshops instructed by Dr. Yelena Akelina, DVM, MS, Director, Microsurgery Lab, Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University. Dr. Akelina will share her expertise on rodent microsurgery in a small laboratory environment at these hands-on workshops, which will be held in October and December.

The learning outcomes of the workshop include:

  • Ability to work with surgical microscopes, micro instruments, and sutures
  • Gentle dissection and handling of fragile tissues
  • How to perform different basic surgical procedures on rodent models
  • Ability to complete different microvascular anastomoses on small (less than 1 mm diameter) vessels
  • Ability to perform peripheral nerve repair on sciatic nerve models
  • Surgical planning and decision making skills
  • Inter-operative and post-operative animal care

Kent Scientific will fund a full-tuition scholarship for two selected individuals to attend the workshop of their choice. Click here to learn more about the workshops. The deadline to apply is July 31st, 2023.