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SSAT Career Development Award Deadline January 10, 2014
This award for young faculty members ($50,000 per year for two years) is to assist in the establishment of investigators, basic or clinical, in digestive diseases. Please note that the application process is now entirely online, and only online applications will be considered.
Award Details Online application Past Recipients

SSAT Career Development Award for Clinical/Outcomes/Education Research Deadline February 7, 2014
This award for young investigators who have not been funded by a National Institutes of Health R01 Award or equivalent ($20,000 per year for two years) is to assist in the development of young faculty members engaged in clinical, outcomes, and/or educational research in digestive diseases.
Award Details Online application Past Recipients

Karen and Josef E. Fischer International Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons in Academic Practice Deadline January 31, 2014
The goal of this traveling fellowship is to promote interaction and learning among junior academic surgeons in the SSAT with surgical units overseas. One awardee each year will be funded to visit International GI Surgery units and an International Meeting. A stipend of up to $5,000 will be provided to the Traveling Fellow to defray reasonable costs for travel, lodging, and meals. Please note that the application process is now entirely online, and only online applications will be considered.
Fellowship Details Online Application Past Recipients

Carol and Tom R. DeMeester Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons within the U.S. or Canada Deadline February 28, 2014
The goal of this traveling fellowship is to promote interaction and learning among SSAT members within the United States or Canada. The travelling fellow will visit a University-affiliated or academic practice of his/her choosing, within the United States or Canada, for a period of 6 to 10 days, under the sponsorship of a Society member at the hosting institution. A stipend of up to $3,500 will be provided to the Traveling Fellow, to defray reasonable costs for travel, lodging and meals. Please note that the application process is now entirely online, and only online applications will be considered.
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ACS/SSAT Health Policy and Management Scholarship Deadline: February 3, 2014
The American College of Surgeons and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract are offering an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The 2014 course will take place June 8-14, 2014. The award is in the amount of $8,000, to be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the course.
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Andrew L. Warshaw Master Educator Award Deadline January 3, 2014
The SSAT established the Warshaw Master Educator Award in 2011 to recognize an outstanding surgical educator and mentor. The award will be presented annually to a member of the SSAT who exemplifies excellence as a mentor, teacher, and educator. Nominations are encouraged from the SSAT membership; Past Presidents, previous Founders Medal Recipients, and current members of the SSAT Executive Committee are not eligible for this recognition. The award will be selected by a special committee of the SSAT based on the information provided by the nominator. The award will be presented to the winner at the Annual Meeting of the SSAT at Digestive Disease Week in May 2013.
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Layton F. Rikkers Master Clinician Award Deadline January 3, 2014

The SSAT established the Rikkers Master Clinician Award in 2013 to recognize an outstanding clinical surgeon. The award will be presented annually to a member of the SSAT who exemplifies excellence in clinical surgery. Nominations are encouraged from the SSAT membership; Past Presidents, previous Founders Medal Recipients, and current members of the SSAT Executive Committee are not eligible for this recognition. The award will be selected by a special committee of the SSAT based on the information provided by the nominator.

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SSAT Public Service Award Deadline November 20, 2013
The SSAT Board of Trustees, at its May 2008 meeting, voted to establish the SSAT Public Service Award, to recognize an individual or organization from the lay community that has impacted the public by promoting or creating awareness of gastrointestinal health. The recipient should have dedicated considerable time and/or expertise to significantly impact the advancement of the lay public to understand or cope with problems of gastrointestinal health. Individuals/Organizations from the public as well as from the private sectors are eligible. Nominations must include: 1) a letter of recommendation from an SSAT member that summarizes the specific accomplishments of the nominee, and 2) the curriculum vitae of the individual or resume of the organization.
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JOGS Best Article Award

In 2007, Springer, the publisher of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, began providing annual award monies for the best article(s) published in JOGS during each print Volume year. Selection of these best articles is made by the Journal Editors, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Executive Committee, and the SSAT Communications Committee.

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SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference Presentation Awards

The SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference is a daylong session held annually in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week, at which the residents and fellows who serve as the presenting authors of the highest ranked abstracts from the Annual Meeting are given the opportunity to present their own work and hear and discuss the work of their colleagues from around the world. Participating in the SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference is by invite only.

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SSAT Founders Medal Award  

The SSAT Founders Medal was established in 1976 and is given annually to an individual who has provided leadership and service to the SSAT over their career in surgery. While it is often given to a Past President of the SSAT, this is not a requirement; the only real requirement is dedication, leadership and service over the span of many years.

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