Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellow Award

Application Deadline
Award Amount
$4,000
Award Term
One year
Award Type
Travel
Career Development
Career Level
Fellows / Postdocs

View the 2023 request for applications [PDF].

 

Overview

The purpose of this award is to encourage the academic career of exceptional hepatology trainees. The Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award provides $4,000 in travel funds to fourth year Transplant Hepatology fellows or third year GI/Hepatology dual certification program fellows in accredited US, Canadian, or Mexican programs to attend The Liver Meeting® and one additional educational meeting (approved by the Research Awards Committee).

Awardees will also receive enhanced career development opportunities throughout their fellowship year, including participation as an ex officio member of an AASLD/AASLD Foundation Committee or SIG Steering Committee and opportunity to cooperatively present an AASLD webinar on a clinical topic with mentorship from senior AASLD/AASLD Foundation leadership.

 

NAMED AWARDS

The following named awards of distinction are made possible through the generous support of donors committed to inspiring the next generation of hepatology leaders.

Anna S. Lok Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award

One successful candidate per year will be named as the Anna S. Lok Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award recipient, which includes an additional $26,000 in research support funding during their first faculty year at a North American academic institution.

Joseph R. Bloomer Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award

One successful candidate will be named as the Joseph R. Bloomer Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award recipient, which is honorific and does not include additional research support funding.

Vinay Sundaram Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award

One successful candidate per year will be named as the Vinay Sundaram Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award recipient, which is honorific and does not include additional research support funding. Priority for this award will be given to Alumni of the AASLD Foundation Emerging Liver Scholar program, with preference to those with a focus in clinical health services/outcomes research.

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Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this award, the applicant must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. The applicant must:
    • Have been accepted to a U.S. ACGME approved (or Canadian/Mexican equivalent) transplant hepatology training program with a start date of July 1, 2023; or plan to apply for the dual certification GI/Transplant Hepatology combined program with a start date of July 1, 2023; or plan to apply for the dual certification GI/Transplant Hepatology combined program with a start date of July 1, 2023Note: Prior to funding, successful applicants from 3rd year dual certification programs must have confirmed acceptance into the dual certification GI/Transplant Hepatology program.
    • Be a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) at the time of award application and maintain active membership for the duration of the award period.
    • Have a faculty mentor who is active in hepatology at the applicant’s sponsoring institution and who is an AASLD member in good standing. Each mentor may only support one Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award applicant per awards cycle.
  2. The institution/program where the Transplant Hepatology fellowship will take place must:
    • Have a United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) or Canadian/Mexican equivalent approved liver transplant program, which must be in good standing and must perform at least ten liver transplantations per year. 
    • Have a full-time faculty member or members capable of teaching a curriculum with a broad base of knowledge in transplant medicine and hepatology. 
    • Provide training in living donor transplantation.
  3. Application limits:
    • There is no restriction on the number of applicants from each institution, but each faculty mentor may only support one applicant per cycle and only one applicant may be funded per distinct department within each institutional training site. Under no circumstances will there be multiple Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Awardees under the same mentor funded in a single year
    • Applicants for this program can apply to another Foundation award program in the same calendar year.

QUESTIONS

Questions? Contact awards@aasld.org.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The 2023 Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellow Award program is made possible through generous contributions from the Anna S. Lok Fund for Excellence in Research and Training, the estate of Dr. Joseph R. Bloomer, and unrestricted donations from AASLD and donors to the AASLD Foundation.