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Roslyn Faculty Research Award

Application Due: August 15
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Awarded Annually

The intent of this award — which is supported by the Journal of Surgical Research and its publisher, Elsevier Science — is to provide early-career research support to junior faculty members of the AAS.


  • Applicants must be full-time faculty who are within five years of completion of their surgical training and have not yet attained the rank of Associate Professor
  • Faculty in any surgical specialty or discipline are eligible
  • Applicants must be active members of the AAS
  • The awardee must not be a principal investigator on a NIH R01 or a VA Merit Review Grant and may not hold a career development type of award
  • Applicants must submit an application form and a NIH-style biosketch
  • The research proposal must include an abstract/summary of the project, a comprehensive research plan, and documentation of institutional approval
  • There must be at least one mentor who is an active or senior member of the AAS
  • Letters of support are required from the applicant’s department chair and the sponsoring AAS mentor
  • Finalists for the award will be invited to interview with the selection committee at the 2015 Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas, NV

Winner Receives:

  • $35,000 for one year to be used for direct-cost expenditures incurred in the conduct of the proposed research project; the award may not be used for salary support
  • Award certificate presented at the AAS Awards Session during the Academic Surgical Congress
  • Name published in the AAS newsletter The Academic Surgeon, and on the AAS Web Site

Previous Award Winners:
2014  Colin Martin, MD, University of Alabama-Birmingham
2013 Kevin P. Mollen, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg
2011 Timothy Donahue, MD, UCLA
2009 Michael Lim, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2007 Eric T. Kimchi, MD, Penn State College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center
2005 Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
2003 Omaida C. Velasquez, MD, University of Miami
2001 Neri M. Cohen, MD, PhD, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
2000 Anthony D. Sandler, MD, Children's National Medical Center

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