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Extend your Global Reach with an ISHLT International Traveling Scholarship

Andrew J. Fisher, FRCP, PhD
Daniel R. Goldstein, MD
ISHLT Grants & Awards Committee Co-Chairs

The ISHLT community extends to every corner of the globe and our members offer world leading expertise in every aspect of heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, pulmonary hypertension and management of the failing heart or lungs. We encourage you to take advantage of being part of this amazing community by applying for an ISHLT International Traveling Scholarship.

Our Travel Scholarships are designed to provide individuals with the valuable opportunity to visit another centre around the world to enhance their personal development and learn from a centre of clinical or research excellence to either directly or indirectly benefit patient care.

A competitive application will describe a visit that provides access to knowledge and experience that would not normally be available to the applicant in their own centre. Applications which describe added value from the visit such as an associated audit or small research project that helps build collaborative links between centres will be recognised in the scoring. Up to six awards of $6000 are made in each application round and there are two rounds each year, so don't delay start thinking now about how securing an ISHLT Travel Scholarship can further your career and benefit your research or your patients.

December 2013 International Traveling Scholarship Recipients:

Alison Gareau, MSc
Recipient's Institution: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Host Institution: University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Erin Schumer, MD, MS
Recipient's Institution: University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Host Institution: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, GERMANY

Bojan Vrtovec, MD, PhD
Recipient's Institution: University Medical Center, Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
Host Institution: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Marsha Renikunta, PhD (student)
Recipient's Institution: University Heart Center Hamburg, GERMANY
Host Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Katie Morley, BA(Hons), RCN, MA
Recipient's Institution: Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
Host Institution: The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

Ali Yeginsu, MD
Recipient's Institution: Kartal Kosuyolu Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, TURKEY
Host Institution: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

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