Ben Shuster Memorial
The Ben Shuster Memorial Award is presented for the most outstanding research paper by a resident or fellow in training on any clinical work or research in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The paper must have been delivered at a national meeting (or its equivalent) within the preceding two years prior to the February 1 date of submission. Each entrant must be the sole or senior author and an AAFPRS member. Studies prepared during the first year after completion of residency training will be considered, provided that research was conducted during the author’s residency program or fellowship. A certificate and an award of $1,000 are presented.
Ira Tresley Research
The Ira Tresley Research Award recognizes the best original research in facial plastic surgery by an AAFPRS member who has been board certified for at least three years. A certificate and an award of $1,000 are presented.
Residency Travel Award
Two Residency Travel Awards may be given each year for two outstanding papers in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery primarily authored by a resident or medical student in training. The paper must be submitted by Feb. 1 for consideration, which will be presented at the Annual Fall Meeting.
Entries should conform to the guidelines of the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, the official journal of the AAFPRS. Papers submitted will be judged anonymously. Only the cover page should contain the applicant’s name or institutional identification.
Proposals for the Ben Shuster, Ira Tresley, and Residency Travel awards must be submitted along with an entry form**. Deadline for these awards is February 1.
John Orlando Roe*
This award, named for John Orlando Roe, the surgeon who accomplished the first rhinoplasty in 1887, includes a certificate and an award of $1,000 to be presented each year to an AAFPRS Fellow in an AAFPRS Foundation Fellowship Program who submits the best clinical research paper written during a fellowship year.
Sir Harold Delf Gillies*
This award is named for Sir Harold Delf Gillies, a British otolaryngologist who in September 1917 described the tubed pedicle flap. Dr. Gillies frequently visited the U.S. and lectured widely to surgeons of various specialties and was given the title “Father of Plastic Surgery.” A certificate and an award of $1,000 will be presented each year to an AAFPRS Fellow in an AAFPRS Foundation Fellowship Program who submits the best basic science research paper written during a fellowship year.
*The Roe and Gillies Awards are automatically selected from research papers submitted by fellows in an AAFPRS Foundation Fellowship Program within 1 year of their fellowship end date written ad part of their fellowship requirement.
William K. Wright
This award may be presented each year to an AAFPRS member who has made outstanding contributions to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
John Dickinson Teacher
This award honors an AAFPRS Fellow or Member for sharing knowledge about facial plastic surgery with the effective use of audiovisuals in any one year. The Awards Committee seeks nominations from the Electronic Media Committee each year.
F. Mark Rafaty Memorial
This award may be presented each year to any AAFPRS member who has made outstanding contributions to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
This award may be presented each year to an AAFPRS member who has distinguished himself/herself by providing and/or making possible free medical service to the poor in his/her community.
Nominations for the Community Service, F. Mark Rafaty Memorial, John Dickinson Teacher, and William K. Wright awards may be submitted to the Awards Committee using the nomination form**. Deadline for submission in February 1.