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The Journal of Thoracic andCardiovascular SurgeryVolume 121, Number 4
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Second Alton OchsnerResearch Scholarship, 2002-2004
STIPEND $50,000 PER YEAR
The American Association for Thoracic Surgeryannounces the AATS Second Alton Ochsner
Research Scholarship to provide an opportunity forresearch, training, and experience for a NorthAmerican surgeon committed to pursuing an academiccareer in cardiothoracic surgery. The scholarship willbe funded by the Association and administered by theGraham Education and Research Foundation.
The research program must be undertaken within thefirst three years after completion of an approved car-diothoracic residency. Applications for the scholarshipmay be submitted during the candidate’s final year ofcardiothoracic residency or during his or her first twoyears in an academic position. The duration of thescholarship is to be two years.
The yearly stipend shall be $50,000 paid to the hostinstitution. In addition, a grant of $5,000 per year shall bemade for support of research supplies, travel, and otherlegitimate academic expenses of the scholar. Applicationsfor the scholarship are available from the Secretary ofThe American Association for Thoracic Surgery. Theapplication will consist of three components:
1. The candidate must submit a proposal for theresearch to be undertaken and a statement of careerplans and how the research activity will relate to thecandidate’s academic career.
2. The Director of the laboratory in the institutionat which the research will be performed shall submitan endorsement of the proposal and indicate the facil-
ities and degree of support available for the candi-date’s research.
3. The Chairman of the candidate’s department shallsubmit his or her endorsement of the proposal and indi-cate the willingness of the institution to provide an aca-demic appointment for the candidate upon completionof the scholarship.
The application and its three components shall besubmitted to the Secretary of The American Associ-ation for Thoracic Surgery by July 1, 2001. Announce-ment of the award will be made by the President of TheAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery byDecember 1, 2001. The Scholarship will begin July 1,2002. Following completion of the two-year programthe scholar shall submit a written report of his/herresearch activities to the membership of the Associ-ation. In May 2004 the Scholar shall present a five-minute report of his/her experience at the PlenarySession of the AATS annual meeting.
Applications for the scholarship are available from:
Tirone E. David, MD, SecretaryThe American Association for Thoracic SurgeryThirteen Elm StreetManchester, MA 01944-1314978-526-8330: fax 978-526-4018
Applications may be downloaded from the AATSWeb site at: http://www.aats.org/doc/4939.
Announcement of 2001 Annual Meeting
The Eighty-first Annual Meeting of The AmericanAssociation for Thoracic Surgery will be held May
6-9, 2001, in San Diego, California, at the San DiegoConvention Center. Headquarters for the meeting willbe the San Diego Marriott. The meeting of theAssociation is open to all physicians. House Officersand Fellows will be admitted without payment of a reg-istration fee upon presentation of a letter from their Chiefof Service either during pre-registration or at the time ofregistration. Nonmember physicians will be required topay a $250 registration fee. Members, nonmember physi-cians, and invited speakers will have the privilege of dis-cussing papers.
Information on the 2001 Annual Meeting, includingregistration, hotel accommodations, and the social pro-gram, is now available. Requests should be forwardeddirectly to:
American Association for Thoracic SurgeryThirteen Elm StreetManchester, MA 01944(978) 526-8330; fax (978) 526-7521; e-mail: [email protected]
Registration and hotel information will be availableon our Web site at aats.org.