[Skip to Content]

This is the home page for the The Sherilyn Gordon Memorial Travel Award. Please visit the Awards Home Page to apply for a different award. 

Once you have read the requirements, please Click Here to submit your application.

The Sherilyn Gordon Memorial Travel Award was established in 2017 to provide travel assistance to medical students, residents, and advanced transplant providers for attendance at the Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium. The award was created in memory of ASTS member and transplant surgeon Dr. Sherilyn Gordon, who was a mentor to and advocate for many trainees during her time at The Methodist Hospital, Houston. The award honors her dedication to transplantation, commitment to transplant patients, and passion for education. 

Three awards are available annually (1 recipient per category), contingent upon the receipt of qualified applications. Award recipients will receive a $1500 honorarium, hotel accommodations for three nights (room and tax only) at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, and complimentary all-access registration to the Winter Symposium.

Individuals interested in applying must provide a brief summary of their current practice, why they want to attend the Winter Symposium, and how the award will assist in fulfilling their professional development. Applicants must also submit a letter of support from an ASTS member.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements

There are three categories:

1. Medical Students

  • One award will be given annually to a medical student who has an interest in transplant surgery and an established relationship with an ASTS member.

  • ASTS membership is not required but is encouraged. Medical Students can apply for membership in the Trainee Category and receive member benefits throughout the year. Annual dues are $25.

2. Residents

  • One award will be given annually to a general surgery, osteopathic, or urology resident who has an interest in transplant surgery and/or is planning to participate in a transplant fellowship. The resident must have an established relationship with an ASTS member.

  • ASTS membership is required. If not already members, residents can apply for membership in the Trainee Category and receive member benefits throughout the year. Annual dues are $25.

3. Advanced Transplant Provider

  • An Advanced Transplant Provider is defined as a professional who practices in the field of transplant surgery as a Nurse Practioner or Physician Assistant. One award will be given annually.

  • ASTS membership is required. If not already members, individuals can apply for membership in the Associate Category and receive member benefits throughout the year. Annual dues are $125. ASTS also offers dual membership for NATCO members. Applicants can inquire for more details at asts@asts.org.