New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editor's Corner
» Secretary's Message
» Recorder's Message
» Program Chair's Message
» Notice of 2019 Annual Meeting
» New Members Elected in 2019
» Proposed Amendments to the NESS By-Laws
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant
» NESS Job Board

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Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant

The New England Surgical Scholars Foundation continues to actively support the NESS by providing funds for educational and research endeavors. During the past year, Dr. Catherine A. Schneider was appointed as the Vermont representative on the Board of Directors, while Dr. Artlet G. Kurkchubasche was re-appointed as President and Dr. David McAneny was elected as Secretary-Treasurer.

During fiscal year 2018, members contributed $23,125 to the Foundation, which includes $550 to the unrestricted Centennial Fund that was established to honor the NESS' 100th Anniversary. The organization has a number of financial obligations that have increased over time, and ongoing donations from the NESS membership are needed. Cumulative contributions are listed in the annual meeting program booklet, and members who have contributed since last year's meeting are further recognized by an assembly ribbon and by on-site signage.

The Foundation is now funding 2 concurrent Scholars Research grants—one a first-year grant ($10,000), and the other a second-year grant ($10,000)—which are meant to advance innovative surgical research via multiyear support. Further financial support is provided for the:

  1. Scholar Research Grant
    Advances innovative surgical research via multiyear support

  2. ACS/NESS Health Policy and Management Scholarship
    Allows development of socioeconomic expertise within the society, via an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

  3. Spring Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day
    Promotes the professional development of young surgeons

  4. Annual Samuel Mixter Lecture
    Expands the understanding of the national surgical environment

  5. Nathan Smith Award
    Acknowledges the distinguished service of an NESS member

  6. New Member, Resident Essay, and Best Poster prizes at the Annual Meeting
    Acknowledges scholarship in the discipline of surgery

  7. ACS/NESS Health Policy and Management Scholarship
    Allows development of socioeconomic expertise within the society

Members may donate by credit card via the Members Only Area; to donate by check (or to donate with credit card by mail), please download the Contribution Form.

The NESS Scholars Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 corporation organized to provide financial support to enhance the clinical and educational opportunities of the membership of NESS in their efforts to strengthen the discipline of surgery in New England.