SALSA’s Armstrong Awarded Inaugural William Baer Award for Biosurgical Advances

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the University of Arizona's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) was awarded the inaugural William S. Baer Award as part of a ceremony at the 8th International Conference on Biotherapy (ICB-2010) in Los Angeles. Armstrong commented that “I'm grateful to Dr. Ron Sherman and the rest of the BioTherapeutics Education and Research (BTER) Foundation for this award. I suppose this makes me an International Maggot Man of Mystery– certainly not Mastery.” The Foundation and the Conference are dedicated to biotherapy and biosurgery– the use of organisms (larvae, bacteriophages, leaches and others) to advance surgery. Armstrong, a podiatric surgeon and diabetic foot specialist, is one of the leading surgeon-researchers in the world using these living technologies. Armstrong noted that “I suppose this award should rightly go to our diminutive non-human colleagues who have, after all, paid the ultimate price so our mutual human patients can heal.”


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