News Updates

Make an IRA Charitable Contribution to the Hand Foundation
October 30, 2018

The IRA Charitable Rollover provision of the PATH Act allows individuals 70 ½ and older to make tax-free contributions of up to $100,000 from their Traditional IRAs directly to qualified charities without recognizing the assets transferred as taxable income.  The IRA Charitable Rollover is the perfect tool to use to support any number of the Hand Foundation's unrestricted or designated funds.

Deadline Extended: Special-Emphasis Research Grants
October 22, 2018

by ASSH Research Director Fraser Leversedge, MD - We are fortunate to be supported by our industry partners for two unique special-emphasis research grants this year – one from Stryker and one from Endo Pharmaceuticals. The deadline for both grants has been extended to November 11, 2018.  Don’t miss out on these tremendous opportunities for developing your research ideas!

Video: Colorado Springs Hand Day 2018
October 9, 2018

Watch this short video that recaps 2018 Hand Day in Colorado Springs, led by ASSH member Jeffry Watson, MD.

Your Dollars at Work: Research & Outreach Update
October 3, 2018

Check-out the October issue of the The Journal of Hand Surgery to read more about AFSH funded research project on Carpal Tunnel Release as well as a report on volunteerism as a result of a Touching Hands Project mission.

2018 Hentz Scholarship, Riordan Awards and new Flatt Award Announced
July 11, 2018

The Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Committee, on behalf of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, the Vincent R. Hentz Fund, and the Riordan Hand Society, are excited to announce this year's special travel scholarships to attend the Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference and the ASSH Annual Meeting in Boston.


Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program
June 13, 2018

The ASSH will sponsor up to two (2) ASSH members to attend the US Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) Young Investigators Initiative and Workshop Program (November 9-11, 2018, Toronto, ON). Sponsorship includes registration, housing, and round-trip coach airfare.  To be considered for sponsorship, submit your letter of interest and C.V. to [email protected] no later than June 15.  Deadline to apply through USBJI is July 15, 2018.

Crowdfunding Partnership with GlobalGiving Announced
June 11, 2018

The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) is excited to announce a special three-week giving campaign through GlobalGiving to support domestic outreach through the Touching Hands Project (THP).  Make your gift today!

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.

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