The available awards are coordinated by the Awards Committee of the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The AAFPRS Foundation Awards Program was instituted to:
- Recognize research completed and previously presented at an Academy meeting; and
- Recognize members who have contributed to the Academy and to their communities.
The Roe & Gillies Awards are automatically selected from papers submitted by current fellows in the AAFPRS Foundation Fellowship Program. These papers are due Feb. 1 or the first business day thereafter.
2015 Awards Recipients
The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is pleased to announce the following 2015 Award Recipients.
John Orlando Roe Award
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. This year’s recipient is Sang W. Kim, MD East Syracuse, NY for “Determining the Volumetric Threshold for Perception of Artificial Appearing Lips”
Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award
This award is named for Sir Harold Delf Gillies, a British otolaryngologist who in September 1917 described the tubed pedicle flap. A certificate and an award of $1,000 will be presented each year to a graduate fellow who submits the best basic science research paper written during a fellowship. Melissa Hu, MD Houston, TX for “Mesenchymal Stem Cells and the Production of Anti-inflammatory Cytokines in Post-Ischemic Cutaneous Flaps” receives this award for 2015.
Community Service Award
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. The 2015 recipient of the Community Service Award is Craig S. Murakami, MD, Seattle, WA.
John Dickinson Teacher of the Year Award
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. David W. Kim, MD, San Francisco, CA has received this honor for 2015.
William Wright Award
This award may be presented each year to an AAFPRS member who has made outstanding contributions to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery .The 2015 recipient is William W. Shockley, MD, Chapel Hill, NC
F. Mark Rafaty Memorial Award
This award may be presented each year to any AAFPRS member who has made outstanding contributions to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Donn R. Chatham, MD, New Albany, IN is acknowledged for his impact on the specialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.