What is the Research and Education Foundation of the American Head and Neck Society?
The Research and Education Foundation of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) is working to:
- Encourage and fund science and clinical research in head and neck oncology
- Support and fund individuals and institutions in the development of educational programs or materials in head and neck cancer
- Support educational endeavors that improve knowledge, techniques, and skills of practitioners devoted to the care of head and neck cancer patients
The Foundation is the only organization dedicated to treating and curing head and neck cancer. As such, it is a significant force in the fight against head and neck cancer. Our efforts are promising and we have made headway because of the support we receive from AHNS members, individuals affected by head and neck cancer either personally or through a loved one, corporations, and foundations. However, so long as head and neck cancer exists, we must continue our efforts in research, education and treatment. There is more work to be done and we need your help. With several ways to support us, please consider a donation today.
NEW: Applications for the Chris O’Brien Traveling Scholar Award
Applications for the Chris O’Brien Traveling Scholar Award are now available. We are excited to offer the 2014 award to a candidate from the US or Canada. Read more about the award or download a copy of the application here: Chris O’Brien Traveling Scholar Application.
Read about the travels of our most recent Fellowship recipient, Dr. Sandro Porceddu.
Foundation Supports the Young Investigator Award in
In November of 2011 the medical community, as well as colleagues, friends and family, suffered a great loss when Dr. Duane Sewell passed away at the age of 44 following a battle with gastric cancer. Dr. Sewell was an Associate Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland. Dr. Sewell was a dedicated physician who was passionate not only about alleviating the pain and suffering of his patients; but, as a surgeon-scientist and immunologist discovering more about the biology of the disease and the host immune response.
Dr. Sewell earned his bachelor degree from Harvard University and then continued graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Following graduate school Dr. Sewell took a surgical internship at John Hopkins Hospital from 1995 to 1997, and then a residency in the same institution. Just prior to joining the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2007, Dr. Sewell was a head and neck surgery fellow, and then an assistant professor, in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Penn.
Dr. Sewell was also a member of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) and, through the Research and Education Foundation of the AHNS, we feel honored to now offer the Young Investigator Award in Memory of Duane Sewell. This award, which is offered in conjunction with the American Academy of Otolaryngology, will provide up to $20,000 annually to a head and neck fellow or assistant professor pursuing research in neoplastic diseases of the head and neck. The Foundation is currently accepting donations and pledge commitments to help fund this award. Please consider giving today.
A Heartfelt Thank You to our Centurion Club Members
The Foundation extends special recognition to our Current 2013 Centurion Club members, supporting the Foundation with gifts of $1,000 or more annually.
Marvin Boyd Gillespie
Uttam K. Sinha
List current as of April 25, 2013
Curious about the Centurion Club? Click here to learn more!
New Way to Donate: Receiving Honorarium?
Why not consider this unique new way to support the Foundation: If you are speaking at a conference and receiving honorarium from a company, direct your honorarium to the Research and Education Foundation. We will handle the process for you. Simply request the honorarium to be paid out to the Foundation and have the company contact Kelly Honecker, Foundation Director, at email@example.com. In addition, the company, should they chose, will receive recognition of their support on the Foundation website. It is quick and easy, and a wonderful way to help us grow the Foundation!