The Diversity Award recognizes Academy fellows who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding commitment to making orthopaedics more representative of and accessible to the diverse population it serves.
The Humanitarian Award recognizes Academy fellows who have distinguished themselves through outstanding humanitarian activities in musculoskeletal health in the United States or abroad. A humanitarian endeavors to improve the human condition through saving lives and alleviating suffering while supporting and contributing to the basic human dignity of those in need.
Both the Diversity and the Humanitarian awards are presented annually at the AAOS Annual Meeting; each award recipient receives a $5,000 honorarium.
Nominations for the 2009 Diversity and Humanitarian awards are now being sought. Any Academy fellow in good standing or candidate member eligible for fellowship may submit a nomination. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their efforts in either of these areas, check the March issue of AAOS Now for the awards nomination form or submit a nomination online: