News Updates

International Hand Surgery Fellowship Report on China: Joseph Buckwalter V, MD
May 10, 2018
Hear from Joseph Buckwalter, V, MD on his experience as a participant in the AFSH International Hand Surgery Fellowship Program in China.
2018 Call for AFSH Board of Trustee Applications
May 7, 2018

The AFSH Nominating Committee is now soliciting qualified candidates to serve as AFSH Vice Chair and AFSH Young Trustee-at-Large (members < 5) on the Board of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand. The AFSH seeks candidates with a diverse range of professional and volunteer experience. Candidate attributes can include, but are not limited to, previous service on a nonprofit board, fundraising and development experience and past leadership in ASSH/AFSH activities. Deadline to apply is July 16, 2018.

AFSH Basic Science Grants: Rationale for Seed Grants
April 10, 2018

Many of the advances in hand surgery have had their roots in basic science research. While government funding was sparse or nonexistent for clinicians with no track record of basic science research, Alexander Y. Shin, MD was fortunate to be awarded several institutional grants as well as the prestigious AFSH/ASSH Basic Science Grant in 2016 for a project titled “Optimizing the Regenerative Capacities of the Nerve Allograft”.  The pilot data obtained from these grants formed the foundation of a successfully funded RO1 NIH grant submission in early 2018.

2018 Independent Mission Funding Recipients Announced
February 20, 2018
Congratulations to the 10 individuals who received independent outreach mission funding from AFSH. These hand surgeons will travel around the world, from Honduras to Rwanda, performing free hand surgery to patients in need.


Call for Peer Reviewers
February 16, 2018

The ASSH is seeking motivated and qualified peer reviewers to join the Research Management Committee to evaluate, critique, and identify high-quality research projects for potential AFSH grant support.  Committee members are selected for their subject matter expertise, experience with the reviewing grants, and their ability to evaluate objectively the quality and potential of a study submission.  Committee applications are due March 11, 2018.

Call for Proposals: Quality Healthcare Assessment in Hand Surgery 2-Year $100K Grant
February 8, 2018

The AFSH is now accepting clinical grant applications on the topic of “Quality Healthcare Assessments in Hand Surgery" through June 1, 2018.

A Message from the THP Team Leader
December 31, 2017

The Touching Hands Project (THP) has expanded from an idea to something that changes patients’ lives for the better all over the world. In three years, the project has grown from an idea to a reality (inception to implementation). This achievement would not have been possible without the unwavering support of the ASSH and the AFSH.

Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program Call for Applications
November 30, 2017

The USBJI Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program Call for Applications is open!  Submit your application by January 15, 2018 to be considered.  To be considered for ASSH sponsorship submit your letter of interest and C.V. to [email protected] by December 15, 2018.

Call for 2018 Basic Science and Clinical Research Grants
November 14, 2017

The 2018 Call for Basic Science and Clinical Research grants is now open!  All topics related to hand and upper extremity will be considered.  New - designated funding is available this year for projects on peripheral nerve.  Projects within this area will receive special attention by the Research Management Committee.  Apply for a basic or clinical research grant by April 2, 2018 to be considered.

2016 Two-Year Clinical Nerve Research Grant Progress Report
October 16, 2017

In 2016, Sameer B. Shah, PhD was awarded a two-year $100K grant for his project on the "Impact of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetes on Nerve Structure." Learn more about the progress made since work began in January 2017.

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