ASES Foundation

The Mark Frankle, MD, Health Care Policy Award

Health care systems are complex structures which require more knowledge than the simple delivery of care. Understanding these complexities plays an important role in promoting health and access to health care in communities and the larger public, and leads to the appropriate care of patients and the access and utilization of the health care team in the health care arena.
This knowledge base is important to help build capacity to improve community health and enhance health policy initiatives focused on available, safe and quality care. In addition to safer medical systems and greater patient and caregiver involvement in healthcare design and delivery, it is important to understand and optimize research on healthcare initiatives for their quality, costs, outcomes and patient safety.

Dr. Frankle founded this award to foster a new generation of orthopaedic advocacy leaders.
The goal of the Mark Frankle, MD Award is to foster knowledge acquisition in the delivery and organization of disease specific to shoulder and elbow healthcare to the community and how those factors can be improved to optimize the delivery, safety, and outcomes of that care for the healthcare community and patients alike.

Selection Criteria:
  • Applicants must be Fellow/ Candidate/Associate members in good standing
    • Award applications will be reviewed based upon:
    1. Willingness to lead ASES in areas of access to health care in communities
    2. Desire to improve ASES’ knowledge of the delivery of care
  • Two (2) awardees will be selected in March 2021
Award Details:
  • Fellowship in AAOS Washington DC office (up to 14 days, non-consecutive optional)
  • $12,500 for fellowship expenses
  • Opportunity to present findings at the annual ASES meeting in October 2021 in Tampa
  • Exposure to Health Policy including Capitol Hill visits, AAOS Office of Government Relations, AAOS National Orthopaedic Conference (NOLC), AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) and Board of Councilors (BOC) Session
  • Participation with the ASES Political Advocacy Committee
Mark Frankle
  • Two (2) ASES Representatives (Residents approved for Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship/Fellow/Candidate/Associate Members in good standing)
  • Selection of applicants will be based on a willingness to lead ASES in areas of health care policy focused on available, safe and quality care by improving the society’s knowledge through presenting during the ASES Annual Meeting detailing what they were able to accomplish.

The application deadline for this award is Friday, January 15th, 2021


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ASESF Mission

Promoting research & education for care of the Shoulder & Elbow

  • Addressing critical research needs and furthering the study of shoulder and elbow injuries and repair
  • Supporting the entry of young physicians into the field of musculoskeletal health
  • Promoting and funding strategic educational initiatives in shoulder and elbow with the ultimate goal of delivering enhanced value-based care through better patient outcomes and lower costs
  • Educating the clinical and academic community, and the public, about care, surgical treatment options and prevention of injuries to shoulder and elbow
Support Critical Research and Specialized Education
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