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April 1988

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(4):379. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860160023010

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Research and education have been primary goals of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since its beginning. The society's Research and Award Committees have sought to stimulate quality research in plastic surgery of the head and neck (particularly among young investigators) and to recognize innovative, successful projects. Current research awards available include: Resident Research Awards (three awards of up to $5000 each), Investigator Development Award (a $15 000 seed money grant to a young faculty member), the Ben Shuster Memorial Award for the most outstanding research paper delivered at a national meeting by a resident or fellow, and the Ira Tresley Award for the best original research in facial plastic surgery by a member of the Academy who has been board certified for three years or longer. Arlen D. Meyers, MD (Denver) won the 1987 Investigator Award for his proposal to study potentially beneficial effects of the

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