125 Strong Campaign Funds

“To break the cycle of inequity impacting promotion, advancement, pay, tenure, awards, and recognition, we must define the issues and obstacles and then act to break down barriers for the good of all. In so doing, the future success of our specialty on a global scale is solidified and further assured.”
– Angela M. Powell, MD

  • Increase funding for underrepresented minorities’ (URM) travel grants to the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience and for their otolaryngology residency away rotations
  • Establish a CORE grant to study healthcare disparities and social determinants of health in otolaryngology

Read more about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program in Dr. Powell’s article in the June edition of the Bulletin.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

“The 125th fundraising campaign is the perfect opportunity for those with a passion for education to participate in the development of some exciting new projects. I am confident your support will propel us even further to be the best clinicians we can be throughout our careers.”
– Richard V. Smith, MD

  • Develop state of the art otolaryngology learning tools using augmented and virtual reality, animation, simulation and gaming technology.
Education

“Creating a strong pipeline of capable leaders is imperative for the Academy. We are fortunate to have individuals who are the best and the brightest in medicine and volunteer selflessly to the organization. To make the most of the energy and enthusiasm that they bring, it is our responsibility to provide leadership development and mentorship that will build the pipeline of leaders for the future of our specialty.”
– Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD, MSA

Establish advanced mentorship program and education webinars for each career phase in the follow three areas:

  • How to Get in the Game: Specifically directed for residents and fellows-in-training, but suitable for all stages of career
  • How to Thrive and Prosper: Specifically directed for young staff and junior faculty, but also will be valuable to members of all age groups and practice types
  • What Next? Specifically focused on mid- or senior-career individuals interested in leadership positions at academic centers, hospital systems, or local medical associations and would include information on end of career planning
Leadership Development and Mentorship

“With health and wellness at the center of the conversation and a strategic priority in celebration of our 125-year anniversary, please join us in investing in each other and our collective future.”
– Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS

  • Create and keep current a catalog of wellness and resiliency resources available for members
  • Develop a “Wellness Certificate Program” that provides education and training for members to increase their expertise and knowledge of wellness that can then be implemented locally and shared with colleagues
  • Create “AAO-HNS Wellness Ambassadors” composed of “Wellness Certificate Program” graduates and other volunteers who would help establish peer support networks and activities at the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience designed to increase wellness and track wellness offerings available
Wellness

We extend a special thank you to two Past Presidents, Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, and Albert L. Merati, MD, who are the co-chairs of the 125 Strong Campaign, and to the leaders of the four projects: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Angela M. Powell, MD; Education, Richard V. Smith, MD; Leadership Development and Mentorship, Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD, MSA; and Wellness, Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS.

Read more from our 125 Strong Campaign leaders in the special edition of the Bulletin.

If you have questions or wish to make a pledge, please contact Marylou Forgione, Senior Manager, Development at [email protected] or at 703-535- 3775.

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