News Updates

AFSH Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
March 10, 2017

AFSH's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

OREF/CCJR Clinical Practice Award
March 10, 2017
Apply by March 20, 2017 for a OREF/CCJR Clinical Practice Award.  Manuscripts are being solicited for completed investigations focusing on the following topics: health care policy, clinical outcomes, or translational research that has immediate clinical impact in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Two awards of $2,000 each will be given, provided manuscripts of requisite quality are submitted.
1,066 Research Studies: A Musculoskeletal Milestone
February 17, 2017

At the outset of the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade in 2002, professional societies and patient advocacy organizations estimated that musculoskeletal research represented a significantly small proportion of all health research despite the prevalence of bone and joint disorders in America.  As one key reason, they cited too few clinicians treating patients with these disorders willing to pursue a career in research.  The solution: Experienced researchers involved in the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD) developed the Young Investigators Initiative. Today that program has led to 1,066 new musculoskeletal research studies by 202 newly-funded investigators. Funding for these studies totals almost $270 million.

A Message from the Research Division Director
February 17, 2017
The ASSH is seeking qualified peer reviewers to join the Research Management Committee to evaluate, to critique, and to identify high-quality research projects for potential grant support.  Committee members are selected for their subject matter expertise, their experience with the grants / award process, and their ability to evaluate objectively the quality and potential of a study submission.  
Apply for the 2017 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program
January 9, 2017

Apply today for a spot in the AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP).  Topics include the peer review process, grant writing, career training and more!  The Hand Society is excited to announce it will sponsor one qualified hand surgeon to attend CSCDP as a Specialty Society participant.  Deadline to be considered for ASSH sponsorship is March 1.

Apply for the Hentz Scholarship or Riordan Award to attend the 2017 ASSH Annual Meeting
January 5, 2017
Special named travel scholarships to attend the 72nd ASSH Annual Meeting in San Francisco are now available, including the Vincent R. Hentz Scholarship recognizing a worthy plastic surgery resident or plastic hand fellow, and the Daniel C. Riordan Award honoring a talented resident or fellow with financial need.  Residents and fellows may apply for a travel scholarship online through May 12, 2017.
Pay it Forward – Chairman’s Message from Dr. Glickel
December 20, 2016
As the 2016-2018 Chairman, my goal over the next two years is to raise awareness of how the Foundation supports our field, demonstrate how members can benefit from Foundation offerings, and show how important membership support is to realize the mission and goals of the Foundation.
2016 THP Annual Report
December 6, 2016
In 2016, the Touching Hands Project team made a bigger difference than ever before. After 6 successful missions in 2015, the team increased to 10 missions this year, serving more than 500 patients. Read the 2016 Annual Report to see how the volunteers changed lives. 
Independent Outreach Missions: Funding Opportunity
November 30, 2016
The Outreach Advisory Group has allocated special funding in 2017 to support independent outreach missions.  Individuals or groups may apply.  Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2017.
ASSH Member Helps Publish Groundbreaking Study
November 14, 2016
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body’s ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better diagnosis and treatment of traumatic nerve injuries, like those sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or in combat.
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