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AAS Fall Courses Travel Grant

Application Due: August 3, 2015
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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 2015 Fall Courses being held October 3, 2015 in Chicago, IL.
  • 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

Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the AAS Fall Courses Travel Grants:
Jennifer Beer, MD
Marissa Boeck, MD
Lily Cheng, MD
Priya Dedhia, MD
Carolina Pinzon-Guzman, MD
Molly Wasserman, MD

Previous Award Winners (2013):
Gerald Gantt, Jr., MD
Hadiza Kazaure, MD
Hari Nathan, MD
Linda Barry, MD
Misty Humphries, MD
Somala Mohammed, MD

Previous Award Winners (2012):
Linda Barry, MD
Gerald Gantt, MD
Misty Humphries, MD
Hadiza Kazaure, MD
Somala Muhammed, MD
Hari Nathan, MD, PhD

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