UPDATE:  Amid the lingering uncertainties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) Committee has not released any information about in person participation for the 2021 event. We will continue to monitor the status of the 2021 Annual Research Meeting, and update our website accordingly.  

AcademyHealth Travel Scholarship
The Surgical Outcomes Club AcademyHealth Travel Scholarship provides an avenue for young investigators to attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (June 12-15, 2021), and gain experience and knowledge in the fields of surgical outcomes and health services research.

Scholarship Highlights:  

Two applicants will be provided a one-time travel scholarship, which will provide them an opportunity to attend the upcoming AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), as well as the Surgical and Perioperative Care Interest Group Annual Meeting in June.

The maximum award is $2,000, and should be used for travel expenses - such as airfare, accommodations up to 5 nights, transportation, and meals. 

Objectives

The AcademyHealth ARM shares important findings, showcases the latest evidence, and moves research into action to improve health and health care. The goal of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity to a trainee or junior faculty member who is not already planning on attending, or has not attended the AcademyHealth ARM due to financial limitations. 

Requirements: 
  • Attend the AcademyHealth ARM on Saturday, June 12 - 15, 2021.
  • Attend the Surgical and Perioperative Care Interest Group (IG) Annual Meeting (Date TBD).  
  • Awarded applicant(s) must not have an abstract accepted for presentation at the AcademyHealth ARM.
  • Awarded applicant(s) to provide a one-page summary of their experience.

Who May Apply? Members of the Surgical Outcomes Club who are interested in pursuing surgical outcomes and health services research, but have never attended and do not already have an abstract accepted for presentation at the AcademyHealth ARM may apply for the travel scholarship.

Application Process  
Applicants must submit the application for along with the following:
  • Current copy of your curriculum vitae
  • A one-page statement of interest, including:
    • Description of current surgical outcomes research responsibilities, activities, and interest
    • Previously published and/or presented surgical outcomes research
    • Importance of travel funds to your research and professional advancement
  • Letter of Support from department chair documenting support for attendance
  • Proof of active membership status
    Depending on the AcademyHealth Committees decision, an application will be available in early 2021. 

    For questions regarding the AcademyHealth Travel Scholarship, please contact our Administrator, Ashley Duby, agay@umich.edu.