February 24, 2024

Past Programs Funded

AAS/AASF Zinner Trainee Research Fellowship Award

Michael Zinner, MD

The 2017 Academic Surgical Congress marked the 50th anniversary meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery. In celebration of this occasion, the AAS Foundation (AASF) honored AAS Past President Michael J. Zinner, MD of the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health Florida. In recognition of Dr. Zinner’s lifetime of achievement in academic surgery, the AASF announced the new “AAS/AASF Zinner Trainee Research Fellowship Award” which was funded in 2018 and 2019.

Dr. Zinner has trained and mentored countless leaders of academic surgery, including past presidents of this society, members of the AASF board, current department chairs, and leaders in academic surgery across the country. He is the person who many surgeons turn to for advice and his influence in academic surgery is paralleled by very few others. He has left a lasting legacy on AAS.

As part of our goal to invest in the future generations of academic surgeons, specifically by funding them to do impactful research, the Zinner Trainee Fellowship Award funded two $20,000 fellowships in 2018 and 2019.

Fundamentals of Research and Career Development Course in West Africa

2011 West Africa Task Force

2011: The Fourth Annual Fundamentals of Research and Career Development Course in West Africa took place between July 18th and 20th, 2011 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. The course was a successful collaboration between the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) and our organization. For the third year running, we included a Minimally Invasive Workshop, which centered on basic laparoscopy and endoscopy. A Medical Student’s Program was also introduced as an adjunct to the course.

West Africa Task Force Report, October 2011