• Editor's Note

    Shannon Marie Foster, MD, FACS

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    FROM INCOMING EDITOR - Shannon Marie Foster, MD, FACS

    Greetings, friends, and colleagues –

    On behalf of the Communications Committee, and in gratitude to Drs. Zarzaur and Maung, I reach out to introduce myself as the next Editor of the AAST quarterly newsletter, the Cutting Edge.  I look forward to assuming this task and continuing to ensure our publication is timely, impactful, and widely consumed by our trauma community.  A few additional changes will gradually manifest:  Increased editorial content from invited authors addressing timely non-clinical practice or professional concerns and an emphasis on member exchange and some personal stories - expressions of self – literature, poetry, photographs, painting, needlework, music – as we have found success in the annual auction of each other’s talents – let’s share in them regularly.  We hope to highlight and curate our member's personal contributions as a place of beauty, safe expression, and reminder that we are all complex and multi-faceted. 

    To that end, I ask each of you, our valued members, to consider what would catch your eye on these pages.  And then further consider how YOU would be willing to contribute. 
    We look forward to sharing the great work of our committees, the professional work that may not be the usual research, and the non-work moments that make us trauma surgeons.

    I look forward to this endeavor, with appreciation and gratitude

    Shannon Marie Foster MD FACS

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