AO Trauma NA Named Fellowship Call for Applications 2021
15 March 2021
Applications are open for each of AO Trauma North America's named fellowship awards: the Henry Hanff Fellowship Award, the Jack McDaniel Memorial Fellowship, the John Border Memorial Fellowship, and the Martin Allgöwer Memorial Fellowship. Application period ends May 31, 2021.
Henry Hanff Fellowship Award
A short-term AO North America-sponsored fellowship in a North American or European trauma clinic.
Henry Hanff is a long-time AO North America trauma faculty member. He has had an opportunity to teach the AO Principles extensively in North American and Western Europe. This fellowship was created so that other trauma surgeons would have an opportunity to travel and work directly with a particular AO professor.
Jack McDaniel Memorial Fellowship
A short-term AO Trauma North America-sponsored fellowship in a European trauma clinic, this award recognizes a practicing North America resident for exceptional interest in the area of orthopedic trauma.
The history of this fellowship dates back to the late 1970's when North American AO friend and colleague Jack McDaniel was tragically killed in a plane accident in the Sierras. This fellowship was named in his honor and has been awarded, yearly, to a single outstanding surgeon committed to teaching and the clinical practice of fracture surgery, as was Jack himself, an outstanding, practicing surgeon.
John Border Memorial Fellowship
A short-term AO Trauma North America-sponsored fellowship in a European trauma clinic, this award recognizes a practicing North America resident for exceptional interest in the area of orthopedic trauma with an emphasis on polytrauma.
Dr. Border was a pioneer in trauma research and patient care. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he joined the University of Buffalo as a member of the department of surgery in 1965. He was Director of the Trauma Service at Erie County Medical Center and Director of University of Buffalo's Trauma Research Program from 1968 until his retirement in 1991, when he became Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Orthopaedics.
Martin Allgöwer Memorial Fellowship
A short-term AO North America-sponsored fellowship in an AO trauma clinic in Europe, this award recognizes a practicing North America surgeon for exceptional interest in the area of orthopaedic trauma and promotes the sharing of ideas and techniques between North American and European clinical practitioners.
Martin Allgöwer was the leading figure among the AO founders in providing a solid basis of scientific research to the organization. He was one of the founding members of the AO in 1958 and from 1959-1963 served as Head of the Laboratory from Experimental Surgery in Davos. From 1979-1982, he was President of the AO and from 1984-1988, President of AO International. He also served as the first President of the AO Foundation from 1984-1992.