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Grant Recipients

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2016 Grant Recipients

OREF CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Modulation of Vascularity to Enhance Geriatric Fracture Healing
Funding made possible in part by the Dr. Dane and Mrs. Mary Louise Miller Endowment Fund & the Dr. Zachary B. and Mrs. Kathleen Friedenberg Endowment Fund

OREF PROSPECTIVE CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANT

Adam M. Pearson, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Validation of Appropriateness Criteria for the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis (LDS)

OREF CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
Timothy E. Hewett, PhD
Ohio State University
Mechanisms and Prevention of ACL Injuries:  Cutting ACL Injury Risk with Finely Sharpened Tools

RESEARCH GRANTS
OREF/MTF RESEARCH GRANT
Yufeng Dong, PhD
Louisiana State University
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Sheet-Mediated Allograft Repair


OREF/GOLDBERG RESEARCH GRANT IN ARTHRITIS

Surena Namdari, MD
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
Understanding the Presence of Bacteria in the Glenohumeral Joint by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Based Electron Spray Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (ESI-TOF-MS): An Evaluation of Non-Arthritic, Arthritic, and Revision Arthroplasty

Funding made possible by the Dr. Victor and Mrs. Harriet Goldberg Endowment Fund

OREF/ASES/ROCKWOOD CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANT IN SHOULDER CARE
Emil Schemitsch, MD
St. Michael's Hospital
The DECIPHER Study: Determinants of Functional and Clinically Important Outcomes in Proximal Humerus Fractures in the Elder Population: A National CohoRt
Funding made possible by the Dr. and Mrs. Charles Rockwood Family Endowment Fund

OREF/MSTS CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANT IN ORTHOPAEDIC ONCOLOGY
Lukas M. Nystrom, MD
Loyola University, Chicago
Transcutaneous Oxygen as a Predictor of Would Healing Complications in Preoperatively Radiated Soft Tissue Sarcoma

OREF PREVENTION OF MUSCULOSKELETAL YOUTH SPORTS INJURIES GRANT
Andreas Kontaxis, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Non-Surgical Treatment in Young Pitchers to Improve Shoulder Kinematics
Funding made possible in part by the Aircast Foundation

OREF SOFT TISSUE REPAIR AND REGENERATION SPORTS MEDICINE GRANTS
IN HONOR OF RUSSELL F. WARREN, MD

In collaboration with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Michael Halanski, MD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Therapeutic Application of M2 Macrophages to Improve Tendon Healing


Frank Petrigliano, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Combination Regenerative Therapy for Muscle Injury in Rotator Cuff Tears

MENTORED CLINICIAN-SCIENTIST GRANT

Kurt R. Weiss, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Exploring Sarcoma Metastatic Potential

ORS/OREF POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP GRANT

Jennifer A. Nichols, PhD
University of Utah
Evaluating Hindfoot Biomechanics to Improve Function Following Tibiotalar Arthrodesis

NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANTS

Christopher L. Camp, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Demonstrating the Involvement of the Hedgehog Signaling Pathway in Tendon-to-Bone Healing Using a Novel Transgenic Mouse Rotator Cuff Repair Model
Funding made possible by Arthrex

Antonia F. Chen, MD
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
Arthrofibrosis Modulation by Targeting Collagen Cross-Links
Funding made possible by the Mahendra Patel, MD Research Fund

Mohit Gilotra, MD
University of Maryland
Mechanism of Rotator Cuff Fatty Infiltration: Role of Suprascapular Nerve and Aging
Funding made possible by Arthrex

Jason E. Hsu, MD
University of Washington
Propionibacterium Skin Load and Subtype Distribution on Risk of Positive Deep Cultures in Shoulder Arthroplasty
Funding made possible by Arthrex

Kenneth L. Urish, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Biofilm Dynamics in Periprosthetic Joint Infection
Funding made possible by the Dr. Doreen DiPasquale and Dr. George Cierny Fund

Mark L. Wang, PhD
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
Matrix-Specific Anchors: A Novel Concept for Targeted Delivery and Retention of Therapeutic Cells in Musculoskeletal Tissues
Funding made possible by Arthrex

RESIDENT CLINICIAN SCIENTIST TRAINING GRANTS

John A. Buza III, MD
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
The Effect of Progranulin on Impaired Fracture Healing in Diabetes
Funding made possible by the Ira A. Roschelle Family Foundation

Alexander B. Christ, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Targeting Skeletal Metastases Using a Novel HPMA Copolymer Nanomedicine Delivery System
Recipient of the MTF/Charles H. Herndon Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant
Funding made possible by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

Christopher T. Cosgrove, MD
Washington University
Anatomic Syndesmotic Reduction Utilizing Pre-operative Computed Tomography:  A Cadaveric Study
Funding made possible by Thomas P. Sculco, MD

Dipak B. Ramkumar, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Measuring Near-Infrared Fluorescence Penetration of Normal Connective Tissues to Facilitate Intra-Operative Navigation of Tumor Excision
Funding made possible by the John T. Hocker Charitable Foundation
In Memory of John T. Hocker, MD

Gregory D. Schroeder, MD
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
The Effect of Cytokine Levels on the Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Anterior Discectomy and Fusion
Recipient of an MTF/Charles H. Herndon Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant
Funding made possible by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

Kevin A. Sonn, MD
Loyola University, Chicago
Effect of Proton Pump Inhibitors on Bone Formation in a Rat Spinal Arthrodesis Model
Funding made possible by the Ira A. Roschelle Family Foundation

RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS

OREF RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANT
John A. Sielatycki, MD
Vanderbilt University
Posterolateral Fusion Augemented by Autogenous Hypertrophic Chondrocytes-A Possible Bone Graft Substitute in Spine Fusion
In Memory of Harry N. Herkowitz, MD
Funding made possible by Mr. James G. Borovsky and Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD

OREF/ORS RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANT
Sariah Khormaee, MD, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Modulating Metastatic Tumor Expansion in Bone Through the Inhibition of the SHN3 Pathway


OREF/UCONN FOUNDERS ENDOWMENT RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANT

Michael B. O'Sullivan, MD
University of Connecticut
Topical (Intra-Articular) Tranexamic Acid and Transfusion Rates Following Hip Hemiarthroplasty

OREF/AIRCAST FOUNDATION RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
Steven T. DiSegna, MD
University of Massachusetts
Predicting Early Failure in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Christopher R. Dobson, MD
University of California, San Diego
Biomarkers of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation and their Relationship to Adiposity in Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients

Matthew J. Grosso, MD
Columbia University
Adductor Canal Block Versus Periarticular Bupivacaine Injection in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Jason C. Ho, MD
Cleveland Clinic
The Long-Term Effects of Glenoid Component Version in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Austin A. Pitcher, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Biomechanical Evaluation of Augmentation Strategies for Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures in Osteoporotic Bone

Brett D. Rosenthal, MD
Northwestern University
Development of 3D-Printed Hyperelastic Bone Components for Bone Regeneration and Spine Fusion

Bryan M. Smith, MD
Loyola University Chicago
Development of a Real Time Model of Foot and Ankle Kinematics During Simulated Gait - A Pilot Study

Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Effect of Ibuprofen on Postoperative Narcotic Consumption and Shoulder Functional Outcomes After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Arvind G. Von Keudell, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Biomechanical Properties of Intramedullary Suture Anchor Versus Traditional Tension Band Wiring in Osteoporotic Olecranon Fractures

Kent T. Yamaguchi, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
The Effect of Proximal Tibia Anterior Closing Wedge Osteotomy on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Forces and Knee Kinematics:  A Biomechanical Study

OREF/EXACTECH RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
Nicholas A. Bedard, MD
University of Iowa
Functional Acetabular Orientation and Its Relation to Lumbrosacral Fusion

Amanda N. Goldin, MD
University of California, San Diego
Ewing Sarcoma - A New Treatment with a Dual PI3K/BET Bromodomain Inhibitor

Nicholas Greco, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Exploring the Interactions Between Osteosarcoma Cells and Lung Cells

Jared Thomas, MD
University of Michigan
Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Prophylactic Tamsulosin for Post-Operative Urinary Retention in Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients

ORS/OREF DISTINGUISHED INVESTIGATOR AWARD       

Linda J. Sandell, PhD
Washington University

ORS/CCJR CLINICAL PRACTICE AWARDS       

Spring Award
Joseph D. Maratt, MD
University of Michigan
No Difference in Dislocation Seen in Anterior versus Posterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty

Winter Award
Denis Nam, MD
Washington University, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Patient-Reported Metal Allergy: A Risk for Poor Outcomes Following Total Joint Arthroplasty?

GRANT PROGRAMS

ORS/OREF/AAOS New Investigator (Grant Writing) Workshop, May, 2016
ORS/OREF Orthopaedic Basic Science Course
AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program

ORS/OREF TRAVEL AWARD IN ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH TRANSLATION

Seok Won Chung, MD
Konkuk University School of Medicine

Evangelia Kalaitzoglou, MD
University of Kentucky

Matthieu Malatray, MD
Hospital Edouard Herriot

Brad B. Nelson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Colorado State University

REGIONAL NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

Eastern Orthopaedic Association
Southern Orthopaedic Association
Western Orthopaedic Association