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The Michael Donovan NFOSD Innovation Award

 The Michael Donovan NFOSD Innovation Award

This award is open to all disciplines and is specifically targeted to revolutionary translational research with the greatest likelihood of directly benefitting the patient/caregiver. Michael Donovan was an original co-driver behind the formation of the NFOSD and was a board member from 2006 to 2018. He survived head and neck cancer for 23 years before passing away in April 2018. His love for and commitment to the Foundation brough family and friends together to provide hope and support to people worldwide living with a swallowing disorder. Michael's optimism will always live on within the Foundation and this award is one way of honoring him for his never-ending engagement and thanking him for the countless people he has helped along the way through the NFOSD. 

The award winner will receive $2,500. To be eligible for this award, the applicant must meet the following criteria: 

  • Must be the presenter and first author on the abstract submission (oral and poster format) presented at the upcoming DRS Annual Meeting.
  • Must submit a one-page description of how his/her abstract submission is mean patient-oriented research. 
  • Must supply a curriculum vitae with application to be considered for the award.
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