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The Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society is pleased to announce the 2017 Traveling Fellowship - Application is due week of January 2, 2017.
The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide the recipient with the opportunity to travel to another institution or practice in the Continental U.S. in order to observe a unique program of interest to the recipient. The overall aims of the Scholarship are to improve the delivery of quality care to patients with vascular disease, to develop unique educational or treatment programs, and to cultivate collaborative research opportunities.
The Scholarship is in the amount of $2,000 to be used toward the cost of travel, housing and food.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
o Active MVSS members in good standing (other MVSS Membership categories are not eligible).
o Both community and academic vascular surgeons are encouraged to apply.
o Applicants should have an interest in changing or supplementing their current practice with one of the purposes listed above.
(Officers of the Society are not eligible for the award. Councilors and Committee Members may apply. Additionally, previous Traveling Fellowship recipients are ineligible for the award.)
REVIEW AND AWARD PROCESS
Completed applications will undergo blinded review by the MVSS Executive Council. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate originality, define attainable goals, provide evidence of strong support from the host institution, and offer the greatest benefit to those suffering from vascular disease. Previous Traveling Fellowship recipients will be ineligible for future awards, but prior applicants are encouraged to re-apply. The Fellowship recipient will be notified by January 31, 2017.
REPORT TO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: THE RECIPIENT'S AWARD-RELATED TRAVEL SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY JULY 1, 2017.
The recipient will prepare a written report should be prepared, describing the activities provided for by the fellowship award and detailing how the recipient will use the acquired information to improve the care of vascular patients, further the education of future vascular surgeons, or improve research capabilities. This report will be submitted to the MVSS Executive Council by July 31, 2017, and the award recipient will give a presentation of their traveling fellowship experience to the membership at the Society's 2017 Annual Meeting, September 7-9, 2017 in Chicago.
Will be presented to the recipient at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
MIDWESTERN VASCULAR SURGICAL SOCIETY 2016 TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP
"Improving Care Transitions for Vascular Surgery Patients"
Andrew W. Hoel, MD
Division of Vascular Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MIDWESTERN VASCULAR SURGICAL SOCIETY 2015 TRAVELING FELLOW
"Translational Research in Peripheral Arterial Disease"
Iraklis I. Pipinos, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Division of General Surgery
MIDWESTERN VASCULAR SURGICAL SOCIETY 2014 TRAVELING FELLOW
“Developing Intelligent Implants”
Chandu Vemuri, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis, Surgery
St. Louis, MO