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The AASLD Foundation Memorial Travel Award Program was created to allow individuals to be honored by naming travel awards after them. These awards can be topic-specific, and the recipient(s) will be selected from the abstracts submitted for presentation at The Liver Meeting®.

Funding for these awards comes from donations to the AASLD Foundation in support of the award. Total funding necessary for each award is $3,000 ($2,500 for the award, $500 administrative costs). All funding must be received by May 1 of the year the first recipient is selected for presentation during The Liver Meeting®.

For more information on this program, contact Julie Wolfe, Development Director of the AASLD Foundation, at 703-299-9766 or jwolfe@aasld.org.

Current Travel Awards

If you would like to contribute to one of the following awards to help make it available during the next cycle of awards, use our online donations form and include the name of the Award in the “Donation Dedication” field. Or, call our Development Office at (703) 299-9766.

The Paul Angulo Travel Award for Best Abstract in Clinical NAFLD

 

Dr. Angulo was an exceptional clinical researcher who earned international prestige for his work on autoimmune and fatty liver disease. The goal of the award is to encourage clinical research in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The award will be given to the young investigator submitting the most promising abstract in clinical research related to NAFLD to The Liver Meeting®.

Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

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The Sherrie H. Cathcart Travel Award

 

This award is named in honor of Sherrie H. Cathcart for her many years of dedicated service as the Executive Director of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The goal of this award is to inspire young investigators to present their research at The Liver Meeting®.

Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

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The AASLD Foundation Rosalyn and Leo Fried Memorial Travel Awards

 

The FriedsThese generous awards, established in 2018 by Drs. Michael W. Fried and Beth L. Jonas, are presented in honor of Dr. Fried’s beloved parents, Rosalyn and Leo Fried. Dr. Fried’s parents shaped his life through their sacrifices and provided love and unwavering support as he and his siblings pursued their academic and professional endeavors. Reflective of Dr. Fried’s educational experiences in Israel and their interests in developing hepatology research around the globe, Drs. Fried and Jonas have established two annual Awards that will encourage and inspire bright researchers from Israel and the Middle East to present their research at The Liver Meeting®.

Award: $2,500 each; (2 awards annually through 2020)

  • 1 award supports a young international researcher, residing in Israel
  • 1 award supports a young international researcher, residing in a WHO Middle Eastern Region country

 

The Professor Margit Hamosh Memorial Travel Award

 

This award honors the life and legacy of Dr. Hamosh, a holocaust survivor and distinguished pediatrics professor at Georgetown University. This award is presented to a fellow or junior investigator who submits the most outstanding abstract on hepatocellular carcinoma research for The Liver Meeting®.

Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

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International Young Investigator Travel Award
Presented in honor of Professor C. Y. Kim and his visionary work to eliminate Hepatitis B

 

This award honors the lifetime commitment of Professor C. Y. Kim, whose pioneering work in the development of a hepatitis B vaccine for Korea led to the tremendous advances in prevention of hepatitis in Koreans. This $1,500 award provides travel support to a young international researcher, residing in Korea, who has submitted a highly meritorious abstract for The Liver Meeting®.

Award amount: $1,500; 1 award available.

 

The Maribel Rodriguez-Torres Travel Award

 

Dr. Rodríguez -Torres was a renowned researcher and treater of HCV. She treated her patients with the utmost respect and care, and never gave up fighting for a cure for hepatitis C. A pioneer for the latest treatments for HIV-HCV patients, Maribel dedicated her entire life to her work. The goal of this memorial award is to encourage young investigators residing in Latin America or Spain in the area of hepatitis C.

Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

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The Leonard B. Seeff Award for Outstanding Research by a Young Investigator

 

This award is named in in recognition of Dr. Leonard B. Seeff’s legacy as a leader in the field of hepatology, his commitment to training future leaders, and his many contributions to both hepatology and AASLD over the past half century. The goal of this award is to inspire young investigators to present their research at The Liver Meeting®.

Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

Contribute to this award.

Interested in establishing an annual Memorial Travel Award?

Contact us to learn more about these Awards and how you can establish one in honor of a friend or colleague.