August 2002 Bulletin

Academy announces new Diversity Award

Issues call for nominations

As proposed by the Diversity Committee, the AAOS Board of Directors approved a new Diversity Award at its May 17, 2002 meeting. The Diversity Award recognizes Academy Fellows who have significantly contributed to advancing diversity in orthopaedics through recruiting, mentoring, leadership and treatment of diverse populations.

This prestigious award will be presented for the first time on February 5, 2003 during the Opening Ceremony of the AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The honoree will receive a $5,000 donation to be used in achieving greater diversity in orthopaedics and an etched crystal memento.


Nominations may come from Academy Fellows and members of the Academic Orthopaedic Society in good standing, as well as women and/or minority orthopaedic residents who have directly benefited from the activities of the nominee. Any Academy Fellow in good standing may be nominated.

Candidates are encouraged to apply if they have demonstrated a leadership role in eliminating disparities in health care, promoting culturally competent care or supporting diversity-related legislation, activities and issues.

Activities that qualify a nominee for the Diversity Award may include:

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