New Update This year, highly qualified young researchers around the world has been nominated by their advisors
to compete for Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award. The winners of
Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award for this year at ISLT-XI are
Mr. Jeffrey P. Brown advised by Dr. Catherine Kuo (Tufts
Dr. Joo Han Oh
advised by Professor Thay Q. Lee (University of California,
Please join us in congratulating
these young researchers' outstanding achievements in their career.
Savio L-Y. Woo founded the International Symposium on Ligaments and
Tendons (ISL&T) to promote awareness of the field, the exchange of
information and collaboration nationally and internationally. The ISL&T
has been a venue for lively discussion of current topics in connective
tissue research and clinical applications. In addition to his
leadership and significant scientific contributions to our field,
Professor Woo has been an internationally recognized intellectual
ambassador for training, mentoring and for aspiring students in the
field of biomedical engineering and orthopaedic surgery. We are
honored to present the Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award to
individuals who perform the best research studies in three major areas,
biomechanical, biological and clinical and have submitted their work to
the ISL&T meeting.
The Award is intended to provide partial support (up to $1000) towards
the applicant’s research or for travel expenses to attend the ISL&T-X
to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Applicant must be the
first author of the abstract and be present at the ISL&T meeting to
accept the award. Advisor’s verification of eligibility is required.
submission of the abstract by the regular submission deadline, applicant
must indicate his/her intention to be considered for the award. Those
selected will be invited to submit extended abstracts.
Award Categories One award will be given in each of three main categories, namely:
Biomechanical: Experimental studies involving biomechanics of
ligaments and tendons, new methods for measurement of biomechanical
properties, or computational analyses
Biological: Basic science studies to characterize the cellular
behavior of ligaments and tendons, as well as the extracellular
Clinical: Studies which compare existing surgical procedures or
propose novel alternatives
Selection Criteria Applicant’s
abstract submitted for the ISL&T-X will be reviewed by the program
committee through the regular evaluation process based on scientific
merit and research quality.
Sponsored by Flexcell
International Corp. and the Asian
American Institute for Research and Education (ASIAM).