This award is funded by the Linscheid-Dobyns Fund, a 25th Anniversary Campaign Fund through the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.  Approved in March 2014. 

GOAL The goal of this award is to honor the legacy of Drs. Linscheid and Dobyns by annually recognizing the best wrist research paper presented at the ASSH Annual meeting.   


The primary author of the winning wrist paper, along with his or her supporting authors, will be invited to present the “Lincheid-Dobyns Excellence in Wrist” Instructional Course in the following year.  The primary/presenting author will receive a $5,000 honorarium. 


Any paper related to wrist surgery in either basic or clinical research presented at the ASSH Annual Meeting is eligible for this award.  Award winner will be selected and announced in the month proceeding the Annual Meeting, after taking into account other named award paper awards for that year (e.g. Sumner Koch award, Emanuel Kaplan award, etc.).  Visit to learn more about how to submit an abstract. 

Selection of the best paper will be organized by the ASSH Education Division Director in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic, Division of Hand Surgery (Rochester, Minnesota).  The ASSH Education Director may invite others to participate as part of the selection committee as needed, with approval from Mayo Clinic. 


2015 (Seattle WA)
Thay Q. Lee, PhD
Dorsal Wrist Extrinsic Carpal Ligaments Injury Exacerbates Volar Radiocarpal Instability after Intra-articular Distal Radius Fractures
Attend his Instructional Course at the 2016 ASSH Annual Meeting, IC01: How Normal Life Activities Affect Wrist Motion: A New Understanding

2014 (Boston, MA)
Mark Vitale, MD, MPH
Intra-articular Fractures of the Sigmoid Notch of the Distal Radius
2015 ASSH Annual Meeting Instructional Course - IC01: Boney Trauma to the DRUJ


AFSH 25th Anniversary Campaign - Linscheid-Dobyns Fund

Corpus Goal: $200,000 / Payout: $10,000 (once fund is significantly over corpus goal).  

Wrist Research Grants – once the corpus is significantly over $200,000, the remaining income generated by the fund will be used to provide research grants related to wrist surgery (fast-track seed grants, basic science, or clinical research grants) up to $5,000, as determined by the ASSH Research Director. 

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