Lloyd Nyhus Traveling Fellowship

Application requirements:

  • Current curriculum vitae or resume including full name, address, e-mail address and details of academic and/or professional status
  • A completed application form
  • Up to a 250-word statement describing your reasons for applying for the traveling scholarship and your interest in attending the World Congress of Surgery
  • A letter of support from a current US Chapter member
  • A copy of an appropriately prepared abstract for submission and consideration

2024 Application Deadline is April 30th. Click here to submit your application.

Award selection includes:

  • Successful abstract submission to the ISS/WSC Meeting
  • Accomplishments and career goals
  • Strength of support from US Chapter Member
  • Financial need

Congratulations to the US Chapter of ISS Lloyd Nyhus Traveling Fellowship Awardee:  Colleen M. Kiernan, MD, MPH, FACS for the accepted abstract titled “Label-free Enhancement of Adrenal Gland Visualization Using Near Infrared Autofluorescence for Surgical Guidance”.

2022 Lloyd Nyhus Traveling Fellowship Awardee, Colleen M. Kiernan, MD, MPH, FACS

Colleen Kiernan, MD, MPH, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She is board certified in both General Surgery and Complex General Surgical Oncology.  Her clinical areas of expertise and interest are surgical oncology and endocrine surgery. She cares for patients both at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and at the Nashville VA hospital. At the VA, she practices general surgical oncology and she has a strong interest in improving the quality of cancer care in the VA healthcare system.  Her academic research interests include a variety of endocrine related surgery topics however since joining the faculty at VUMC she has been involved in research related to endocrine tumor tissue fluorescence and how tissue autofluorescence may be used to improve intraoperative visualization of endocrine gland tumors.  She will presenting some of the teams work entitled “Label-free Enhancement of Adrenal Gland Visualization Using Near Infrared Autofluorescence for Surgical Guidance”.


The U.S. Chapter sponsors the Nyhus Traveling Fellowship, which allows a young US surgeon to attend the World Congress of Surgery. The surgeon must be a U.S. citizen, in training or within their first five years of practicing within the U.S. The Chapter will provide up to $2500 towards the young surgeon’s travel and accommodation expenses (registration fees will be waived for the scholar through ISS/WSC).