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The ASTS seeks to recognize a distinguished ASTS member, particularly underrepresented faculty members, whose service and scholarly work has significant impact and garnered national and international distinction. The ASTS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion award is an official academic recognition that the awardee has made impactful contributions to our society. Each year, the DEI Committee will recognize the recipient during the Awards Ceremony at the 2024 Winter Symposium. The recipient will also recieve:

  • Complimentary registration for Winter Symposium
  • 3 night’s hotel at the Winter Symposium
  • Honoraria to Winter Symposium

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • ASTS Member (Regular member)
  • Be a faculty member with an appointment at a UNOS/OPTN approved transplant center.
  • Awardee may not concurrently receive any other ASTS award or research grant the same year.
  • ASTS members from population groups who are historically underrepresented in surgery and medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria:

Each year ASTS will select one individual to receive the ASTS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. Applications will be accepted online and reviewed by the ASTS Grants Review Committee. Applications will be scored based on but not limited the following criteria:

  • Track record of academic excellence and scholarly productivity, as demonstrated by publications, policy changes, and/or other indices of scholarly impact and innovation.
  • Anticipated scholarly impact within the broad mission areas of academic medicine, such as education, leadership, health care delivery and improvement in transplant access, and/or research of underserved and vulnerable groups, including research related to population health, health disparities and the social determinants of health. 
  • Advancement of ASTS strategic focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.                                                                                            
  • Participation in minority affairs/diversity committees of academic institutions, advocacy groups, medical societies, transplant organizations.
  • Special preference will be given to ASTS members who advance the society’s strategic focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.