Awards

ASA-SAAS Surgical Leaders Fellowship Grant

This award is sponsored by the American Surgical Association and SAAS to provide funds to travel to an ASA member’s home institution for a shadowing experience of being a surgical leader in academic surgery. A SAAS member will be selected every other year, on even years.

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Esther Tsai Sugg Research Award

The Esther Tsai Sugg Research Award is granted to the highest scoring abstract submitted by a SAAS member as either first or senior author to the annual Academic Surgical Congress.

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Junior Faculty Award/Early Career Development Award

The SAAS Junior Faculty Award/Early Career Development Award is a travel grant supporting the attendance of a faculty member within 5 years of their first appointment at the Surgical Investigators’ Course at the Academic Surgical Congress. The recipient of this award serves a two-year committee on the Scholarships Committee.

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Mid-Career Award

The SAAS Mid-Career Award is a grant supporting the attendance of a faculty member to the Society of University Surgeons’ (SUS) Mid-Career Academic Surgery Professional Development Course. This grant was made possible by a generous contribution from Past President Tracy Wang. The recipient of this award serves a two-year committee on the Scholarships Committee.

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Resident/Fellow Development Scholarship

The SAAS Resident/Fellow Development Scholarship is a travel grant supporting attendance of a surgical trainee at the Association for Academic Surgery’s Fall Courses, held each year just prior to the American College of Surgeons’ Clinical Congress. The recipient of this award serves a two-year term as a Resident member of the Scholarships Committee.

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SAAS Annual Meeting Travel Award

The SAAS Annual Meeting Travel Award is a travel grant, awarded to the first author of the highest scoring abstract submitted by a SAAS member to the annual meeting.

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SAAS–SUS Leadership Agility Program Scholarship

Sponsored by SAAS in partnership with the Society of University Surgeons, this award funds the tuition to the annual Society of University Surgeons (SUS) Leadership Agility Program. The Tseng Family Award, endowed by Dr. Jennifer Tseng, provides the annual SAAS contribution for this award.

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SAAS Trailblazer Award

The SAAS Trailblazer Award is presented in recognition of contributions to surgical science and for paving the way for the next generation of surgeons.

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SAAS Visiting Professorship

The Society of Asian Academic Surgeons Foundation Visiting Professorships are open for SAAS Active Members who are faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and are within the first 10 years of their faculty appointment. It will support their travel to host institutions to give grand rounds and will increase the national visibility of rising stars in academic surgery.

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