The AAFPRS Foundation Awards Program was instituted to recognize research completed and previously presented at an Academy meeting and members who have contributed to the Academy and to their communities. The Foundation awards are coordinated by the Awards Committee of the AAFPRS Foundation.
Ben Shuster Memorial Award
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 delivered at a national meeting (or its equivalent) between March 1 and the following February 28. 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 research was conducted during the author’s residency or fellowship. A certificate and an award for $1,000 are presented.
Ira Tresley Research Award
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. Papers presented at a national meeting (or its equivalent) between March 1 and February 28, are eligible for this award. A certificate and an award of $1,000 are presented.
Residency Travel Award
Two Residency Travel Awards of $500 each may be awarded to the most outstanding paper in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery primarily authored by a member resident or medical student in training. The paper must be submitted by March 31 for consideration, and to be presented at the year’s Fall Meeting.
To apply for one of the above awards, please complete and return the Foundation Awards Entry Form
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.
Efrain Davalos Award*
The Efrain Davalos Award is an international award which may be presented every four or five years in conjunction with the Foundation’s International Symposia. The award recognizes those outside the U.S. and Canada who have made a significant contribution to facial plastic surgery.
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
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. The Awards Committee seeks nominations from the Electronic Media Subcommittee each year.
John Orlando Roe Award*
This award, named for John Orlando Roe, the surgeon who accomplished the first rhinoplasty in 1887, includes a certificate and recognition along with 2 hours of research mentoring time to the graduate fellow who submits the best clinical research paper written during fellowship.
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. 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 recognition is provided along with 2 hours of research mentoring time to the graduate fellow who submits the best science research paper written during fellowship.
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.
To apply for one of the above awards, please complete and return the Foundation Awards Nomination Form
All nominations for the Community Service, F. Mark Rafaty Memorial, John Dickinson Teacher and William Wright Awards may be submitted by AAFPRS members to the Awards Committee no later than March 31.