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AAS Fall Courses Travel Grant

Application Period: June 1, 2016 – July 15, 2016
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This travel grant aims to increase women and minority participation in academic surgery. The AAS Fall Courses will provide pearls of wisdom and discuss advances in research methods, academic career advancement, grant writing, as well as incorporate interactive sessions where participants can discuss their ideas with academic surgical leaders and network with colleagues.

Six (6) travel awards will be made to residents, fellows, or faculty-level attendees who are female, and or from underrepresented minorities, funded by an NIH R13 grant.

Applicants submit an essay, along with a letter of support (in PDF format) from their chair, program director, or dean of the medical school (or equivalent). The essay should include a general overview of their academic careers and research history, and include reasons why the applicant would benefit from attending the Fall Courses and what he or she hopes to gain from the experience there.

Winner Receives:

  • $1,500 to be used for travel, hotel accommodations, and registration for the 2016 Fall Courses being held October 14, 2016 in Washington, DC.
  • Complimentary AAS membership for one year

Congratulations to the 2015 recipients of the AAS Fall Courses Travel Grants:
Andrea Abbott, MD
Alexander Bondoc, MD
Micaela Esquivel, MD
Mautin Hundeyin, MD
Stephanie Kingman, MD

Previous Award Winners:
2014 Jennifer Beer, MD
2014 Marissa Boeck, MD
2014 Lily Cheng, MD
2014 Priya Dedhia, MD
2014 Carolina Pinzon-Guzman, MD
2014 Molly Wasserman, MD
2013 Gerald Gantt, Jr., MD
2013 Hadiza Kazaure, MD
2013 Hari Nathan, MD
2013 Linda Barry, MD
2013 Misty Humphries, MD
2013 Somala Mohammed, MD
2012 Linda Barry, MD
2012 Gerald Gantt, MD
2012 Misty Humphries, MD
2012 Hadiza Kazaure, MD
2012 Somala Muhammed, MD
2012 Hari Nathan, MD, PhD

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