The American Venous Forum Foundation is pleased to announce the 14th Annual BSN-Jobst Inc. Research Fellowship in Venous and Lymphatic Disease.

The BSN-Jobst Inc. Research Fellowship will provide a one-year, $25,000 research grant chosen through a competitive peer review selection process. A committee of distinguished vascular physicians/surgeons, appointed by the American Venous Forum Foundation, will review the submitted proposals and select the finalists, who will then be interviewed prior to the final selection. The competition is open to Residents, Fellows in a Vascular Training Program as well as physicians who have completed their training within the past five years. Proposed projects must represent original, basic or clinical research in venous or lymphatic disease. The outcome of the research must be documented in manuscript form intended for peer review by the Journal of Vascular Surgery after presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Venous Forum.

Candidates must prepare a 5 10 page, double spaced, typewritten summary of the proposed research project. The summary must include the objectives of the research and the methodology to be employed in the study. The sponsor of the project must be a member of AVF and he/she is required to submit a letter of support and verification of resources available to support the project. In addition, the candidate must submit their curriculum vitae. The research summary must be received (by mail or electronically) no later than Friday, September 7, 2007 to:

The BSN-Jobst Inc. Research Fellowship Program
The American Venous Forum Foundation

203 Washington St., PMB #311
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Electronic Submission:

Personal interviews with the finalists will be conducted by the BSN-Jobst Inc. Research Committee during the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Meeting – October 7-11, 2007 in New Orleans. Invited candidates will be notified on or about September 15, 2007. Travel and accommodation expenses for the interview will be reimbursed.

The Fellowship will commence on January 1, 2008 and the announcement of the winner will be made during the 2008 Award Ceremony during the Annual Meeting of the AVF which will be held February 20-23, 2008 in Charleston, SC

The following year, the winner is expected to attend the AVF 21st Annual Meeting and present highlights of his or her Research Experience to meeting attendees. Compensation is not provided for this award requirement.

The American Venous Forum Foundation gratefully acknowledges BSN Jobst, Inc. for its educational grant that establishes this important research initiative.

Reminder: The Deadline for Submission of Proposed Projects is
Friday, September 7, 2007.

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