ASBMR Travel Grants to IFMRS Herbert Fleisch Workshop Helps Early-Stage Investigators Advance Their Careers!
Date: April 23, 2019
In 2019, ASBMR provided three travel grants for early-stage investigators to attend the IFMRS Herbert Fleisch Workshop in Bruges, Belgium. The recipients (pictured left to right, above), Madison Doolittle, Erin Bumann, and Maria Materozzi, had the opportunity to share their science with orthopaedic researchers from all over the world, participate in wide-ranging lectures and discussions, and gain insight into future directions for their research. The intimate nature of the Workshop gave attendees the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with senior researchers and foster new relationships and collaborations. Read their full testimonials below!
Erin Bumann, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City, USA: “I can’t thank the 2019 ASBMR Travel Grant Committee and ASBMR enough for the support to attend the IFMRS Herbert Fleisch Workshop. The workshop gave me the opportunity to share my science, meet new colleagues, and set up a new collaboration.”
Madison Doolittle, PhD Student, University of Rochester, USA: “The Herbert Fleisch Workshop was an incredible conference that allowed me to meet with both young and senior investigators from all over the world. I gained valuable insight into future directions for my project, while also learning so much about different topics and methods in the realm of orthopaedic research. I was also able to have more in-depth conversations with other investigators due to the intimate nature of the conference, which has fostered new relationships for future collaborations, projects, and friendships. The city of Bruges was absolutely beautiful and historic, providing a unique conference setting for both professional and cultural growth. I am extremely thankful to ASBMR for providing a travel award for this incredible opportunity!”
Maria Materozzi, PhD Student, University of Siena, Italy: “The Fleisch Workshop in Bruges was very interesting and enjoyable, with wide-ranging lectures and discussions, in a friendly atmosphere. A great chance to exchange ideas and helpful tips, make new connections and friends. I especially appreciated extra time with top senior researchers, that dedicated a lot of time to us! Thank you ASBMR for this opportunity!”