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Heat and Exercise Induced Injury - Daniel Massik Essay Contest


The Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) is pleased to announce the establishment of an award in the amount $1,500 to the primary author of a manuscript related to heat stroke or exercise-induced heat injury. 

This grant is supported by The Daniel Massik Fund at the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies in Buffalo, NY.   The fund was set up by George Massik, one of the five founders of MHAUS, in memory of his son.  The purpose of this award is to promote research and investigation into heat stroke and exercise-induced heat injury.


Award Details

 The Award will be given to the primary author of the best manuscript concerning heat stroke or exercise-induced heat injury. This Award will provide a stipend of $1,500 to a medical student, resident, fellow or attending physician of any specialty who is within five years of having ended his/her training to attend the annual meeting of their specialty.  The award will also be available to coaches, athletic trainers or first responders (Emergency Medical Technicians) to attend a meeting of their specialty.

The format may be a case report, literature review or original study, although original studies are encouraged. 

The document should address a significant issue related to the problem of heat stroke and/or exercise induced heat injury and be between 3 and 10 double-spaced typed pages in length.  Author’s CV should be included with manuscripts submitted.

The paper must not be in any stage of publication, although it may be submitted for publication after this award.

Deadline for receipt of the manuscript in the MHAUS office is August 1st.

The winner will be notified by within 60 days of the submission deadline

For further information regarding the application process for this award, please contact the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS), attention Gloria Artist, either via regular mail at P. O. Box 1069, Sherburne, NY 13460, via fax at 607-674-7910 or email at [email protected].



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