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Academic Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2013

The American Association of Plastic Surgeons Academic Scholar Program is offering two-year faculty research scholarships to surgeons entering academic careers in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The scholarship is to assist a surgeon in the establishment of a new and independent research program. Applicants should have demonstrated their potential to work as independent investigators. The fellowship award is $30,000 per year to provide salary and/or direct costs of the research. Funding of the award will begin July 1, 2012. The award may be renewed once. More...

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John D. Constable International Traveling Fellowship
Deadline: February 17, 2014

The American Association of Plastic Surgeons is pleased to have been able to establish the John D. Constable International Traveling Fellowship in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Constable has made significant contributions to plastic surgery education worldwide throughout his career, and the Association is proud to have established an endowment supporting an international plastic surgery fellowship in his honor.

The fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for international plastic surgeons to come to the United States under the auspices of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. The goal of the fellowship is to improve the fellow’s understanding of American plastic surgery, and to promote good will and academic interchange among surgeons of the international and American surgical communities. The chosen fellow will be in the United States as an observer for a period of 6-12 weeks under the sponsorship of members of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. More...

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The James Barrett Brown Award

The James Barrett Brown Award, established in memory of James Barrett Brown, M.D., a past president of the Association, is presented annually for the best plastic surgery related paper published during the previous calendar year. The selection is made by the members of the Association from articles published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or in the Annals of Plastic Surgery, but sometimes may include other plastic surgery journals published in the United States. At the opening ceremonies of the Annual Meeting, the recipient will summarize the clinical or basic science research of the award-winning paper.

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Clinician of the Year

The Clinician of the Year is chosen annually by the President from members of the Association to recognize significant clinical achievement in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The recipient’s long experience and results of treatment in a major area of clinical interest are presented at the opening ceremonies of the Annual Meeting.

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AAPS Research Achievement Award

The AAPS Research Achievement Award honors one clinical and one basic science investigator each year. The two recipients of the Research Achievement Award are utilized as AAPS Visiting Professors during the following year.

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Honorary Award

The Honorary Award is the highest honor that the Association bestows. It is awarded annually to recognize outstanding contributions in either the humanities or sciences related to medicine and surgery and appropriate for recognition by the specialty of plastic surgery.

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Leonard R. Rubin Award

The Leonard R. Rubin Award, named in honor or Dr. Leonard R. Rubin, is presented each year to the author of the paper selected by the Awards Committee as the best scientific paper presented at the Annual Meeting. The recipient of the award will present the paper the following year at the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS).

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Kiskadden Lecturers

This biennial lecture, established in memory of William S. Kiskadden, M.D., a past president of the Association, is presented by an invited guest of the President of the Association on a subject related to the arts, sciences or education.

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Joseph E. Murray Lecturers

This endowed lectureship, established by the Fellows of the Association in honor of Joseph E. Murray, M.D., recipient of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, is presented biennially by an invited guest of the President of the Association.

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