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2014 Grant Recipients

OREF CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Wellington K. Hsu, MD
Northwestern University
In honor of Ms. Jean McGuire  

OREF PROSPECTIVE CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANTS
John H. Healey, MD
Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
A Randomized Trial to Assess Patient Quality of Life and Function After Alternative Surgeries for Pathologic Fractures of the Femur

Brian R. Wolf, MD
University of Iowa
Outcome of Surgery for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Multi-Center Cohort Study

OREF CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
James N. Weinstein, DO
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT)

OREF/MTF RESEARCH GRANT
Abhijit S. Dighe, PhD
University of Virginia
Interaction Between Mesenchymal Stem Cells and T Cells During Osteogenesis

OREF/GOLDBERG RESEARCH GRANT IN ARTHRITIS
Allan L. Bucknell, MD
University of Colorado, Denver
Identification of Therapeutic Targets to Improve Arthroplasty Outcomes in the Presence of Co-Morbid Diabetes Mellitus
Funding made possible by the Dr. Victor and Mrs. Harriet Goldberg Endowment Fund Fund

OREF/ASES/ROCKWOOD CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANT IN SHOULDER CARE
Eric T. Ricchetti, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Postoperative Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Analysis of Implant Position and Outcome at Minimum Two-Year Follow-Up Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Funding made possible by the Dr. and Mrs. Charles Rockwood Family Endowment Fund

RJOS/OREF/DEPUY RESEARCH GRANT IN WOMEN'S MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH
Laura L. Tosi, MD
Children’s National Medical Center
Genetic Determinants of Peak Bone Mass in Healthy Young Adult Women

OREF RESEARCH GRANT IN REVISION  RELATED TO TOTAL ANKLE ARTHROPLASTY
Robin M. Queen, PhD
Duke University
Assessment of Physical Performance, Walking Mechanics, and the Cost-Effectiveness of Revision Total Ankle Replacement
Funding made possible by Wright Medical

OREF/MSTS CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANT IN ORTHOPAEDIC ONCOLOGY
Ginger Holt, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Real Time In Vivo Tumor and Tumor Bed Assessment After Soft Tissue Sarcoma Excision Using Optical Spectroscopy

OREF MENTORED CLINICIAN SCIENTIST GRANT
Robert A. Magnussen, MD
Ohio State University
Can Physical Examination Predict Patient-Reported Outcomes of ACL Reconstruction?

OREF NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANTS
Charla R. Fischer, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
The Effect of Calregulin on Osteoclastogenesis and Ovariectomy-Induced Bone Loss in Mice
Funding made possible by Stryker

Carolyn M. Hettrich, MD
University of Iowa
Scapular Notching in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty with Medialized Versus Lateralized Implants: A Clinical and Finite Element Study
Funding made possible by Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

Rowena McBeath, MD, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University
Engineering Human Fibrocartilage Using Transdifferentiated Tenocytes
Funding made possible by Wright Medical

Addisu Mesfin, MD
University of Rochester
Defining the Role of BMP Signaling in the Development of Degenerative Disc Diseases
Funding made possible by the Mahendra Patel, MD, Research Fund

OREF/AAHKS RESIDENT CLINICIAN SCIENTIST TRAINING GRANT IN TOTAL JOINT ARTHROPLASTY
Brian P. Gladnick, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Quantification of Mid-Flexion Laxity After Total Knee Replacement
Funding made possible by Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

RESIDENT CLINICIAN SCIENTIST TRAINING GRANTS   
Brandon Beamer, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Biomechanical Analysis of Tibiofemoral Contact Pressures After Novel Repair of Meniscus Horizontal Cleavage Tears
Funding made possible by the Dr. Dane and Mrs. Mary Louise Miller Endowment Fund

Jon-Michael E. Caldwell, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Matrix Stiffness and Sarcoma Growth: Scientific Implication of Compartments
Funding made possible by the Ira A. Roschelle Family Foundation

Eric J. Feuchtbaum, MD
Washington University
Randomized Trial of Alvimopan for the Reduction of Ileus After Long Posterior Spinal Fusion

Alexia Hernandez-Soria, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Evaluation of Simvastatin-Containing Nanomedicine in Bone Fracture Healing in Old and Young Mice
Funding made possible by the Dr. Dane and Mrs. Mary Louise Miller Endowment Funds

Andrew J. Pugely, MD
University of Iowa
Development of a Multi-Center Quality Improvement Tool After Hip Fracture Surgery: A Hospital-Based, Risk-Adjusted Pilot Study
Funding made possible by Thomas P. Sculco, MD

Nathan W. Skelley, MD
Washington University
Biomechanical Analysis of Tensile Properties and Fiber Alignment in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament to Map Ligament Bundle Design
Recipient of an MTF/Charles H. Herndon Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant
Funding made possible by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

Minal D. Tapadia, MD
University of California, Irvine
Schwann Cell-Derived Desert Hedgehog as a Therapeutic Adjunct for Compressive Neuropathies
Funding made possible by the Dr. Dane and Mrs. Mary Louise Miller Endowment Funds

Alexander A. Theologis, MD
University of California, San Francisco
The Effect of the Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) on Endochronal Ossification in Fracture Repair
Recipient of an MTF/Charles H. Herndon Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant
Funding made possible by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

Adam M. Wegner, MD, PhD
University of California, Davis
The Role of Nox4 as a Mediator of Osteoarthritis and a Potential Target for Treatment
Funding made possible by the Ira A. Roschelle Family Foundation

OREF RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
Hoyt Randall Beard, MD
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
TeleOrtho: The Design, Implementation and Analysis of a Telemedicine Orthopaedic Consultation and Referral Network

Wesley F. Frevert, MD
University of Florida, Gainesville
Evaluation of Biofilms on Orthopaedic Prostheses Using PCR, Electron Microscopy and Functional Biofilm Assay

Christina G. Kane, MD
University of Massachusetts
Challenging the Traditional Methods of Intra-Operative Learning: Comparing the Effectiveness of a Computer-Based Video Tutorial with One-on-One Expert Teaching for Zone II Flexor Tendon Repairs

Eren O. Kuris, MD
University of Kansas
Post-Operative Drainage and Serum Vancomycin Levels After Topical Adjunctive Application of Vancomycin Powder in Patients with Posterior Instrumented Spine Surgery

Brian C-F. Lau, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Preoperative MRI (T, Rho) Findings to Predict 1-Year Post-ACL Reconstruction Outcomes

Marco C. Mendoza, MD
Northwestern University
Evaluation of the Effect of Vancomycin Powder on Bone Healing in a Rat Spinal Arthrodesis Model
Funding made possible by Mr. James G. Borovsky
In memory of Harry N. Herkowitz, MD

Karthikeyen E. Ponnusamy, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Factors Affecting Readmission and Discharge Disposition for Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients

Matthew D. Riedel, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard)
Development of a Risk Severity Score for Pediatric Spine Surgical Site Infection

Cory M. Stewart, MD
University of Chicago
Role of Bone Morphogenic Proteins in Rotator Cuff Degeneration and Healing

Robert W. Westermann, MD
University of Iowa
Finite Element Analysis of Biomechanics in a Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructed Knee Model

Jeffrey Wilde, MD
University of Michigan
Improving the Recovery of Rotator Cuff Tears by the Targeted Inhibition of p38 MAPK

Ernest Y. Young, MD
Mayo Clinic
Long-Term Follow-Up of Pelvic Osteotomy for Developmental Hip Dysplasia                                                                                   

OREF/DEPUY RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
Bryan G. Beutel, MD
New York University
Characterization of a Novel and Translational Measurement of Fracture Toughness in Human Bone

Gregory L. Cvetanovich, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Gait Biomechanics in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement

Daniel J. Fuchs, MD
Northwestern University
Ultrasound-Mediated Gene Therapy for Bone Formation in Spinal Fusion

Elizabeth R. Inkellis, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Epidemiology of Severe Forearm Fractures Within the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium

Matthew C. Kinney, MD
University of California, San Diego
Determining the Role Satellite Cells Play in Regulating the Serial Sarcomere Adaptation to Chronic Muscle Stretch and the Development of Muscle Contracture

Natalie L. Leong, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
In Vitro Characterization of Three Unique Cell Populations from the Anterior Cruciate Ligament for Use in Ligament Tissue Engineering

Venu M. Nemani, MD, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery
MicroCT Analysis of Bone Microarchitecture in Patients with Bisphosphonate-Associated Atypical Femur Fractures

Joshua A. Parry, MD
Mayo Clinic
A Bioactive Porous Interference Screw for Improved Graft Fixation

Sara M. Putnam, MD
Washington University
Redefining the False Profile Radiograph and the Correlation with Anterolateral Hip Coverage

Marcus A. Rothermich, MD
Washington University
A Comparative Molecular Analysis of Gene Expression in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries With and Without a Concomitant Meniscus Tear

Lindsey C. Sheffler, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Radiation Exposure to Breast Tissue in Female Orthopaedic Surgeons

Beverlie L. Ting, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D and Bone Turnover Marker Levels in Premenopausal Patients with Distal Radius Fractures

Kenneth M. Vaz, MD
University of California, San Diego
Effects of Immobilization on Tibial and Sural Nerve Biomechanics in a Rat Diabetic Neuropathy Model

Dean Wang, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Preconditioning of Hamstring Tendon Grafts for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Anthony Lee Yu, MD
Loyola University Chicago
The Effect of Early Versus Delayed Wound Cleaning on Surgical Site Bacterial Recolonization Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

OREF/EXACTECH RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
Ananth Eleswarapu, MD
University of Chicago
Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using Percutaneously Delivered Synergistic Bone Morphogenetic Proteins

Harold A. Fogel, MD
Loyola University Chicago
All-Inside vs. Transtibial Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Analysis of Tibial Fixation

Andrew G. Geeslin, MD
Western Michigan University
Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction: Biomechanical Analysis of Clavicle Fracture Risk

Emily C. Harnden, MD
University of Washington
Does the Radius of Curvature of the Lateral Tibial Plateau Affect ACL Strain? A Biomechanical Study

HHMI/OREF MEDICAL RESEARCH FELLOWS GRANT
Vinicius Ladeira Craveiro
Hospital for Special Surgery
Molecular Regulation of Cartilage and Bone in Two Novel Mechanical Loading Mouse Models with Osteoarthritis-Like Pathology
Funding made possible by the Douglas E. Ramsey, MD Endowment Fund  

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS AND OREF PROGRAMS
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program

ORS/OREF Annual Grant Writing Workshops
March and May 2014

Eastern Orthopaedic Association/OREF Resident Travel Grant Awards

Victor H. Hernandez, MD, MS
The Rothman Institute
Risk Factors of Iliopsoas Tendonitis Following Total Hip Arthroplasty

Adam E. Hyatt, MD
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Suture Anchor Behavior int the Setting of Rotator Cuff Footprint Decortication

Jonathan Oren, MD
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Implant Cost Reduction Initiative in Spine Surgery

Southern Orthopaedic Association/OREF Resident/Fellow Awards

Brian E. Etier Jr., MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fracture Displacement and Neurological Injury in Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Children

R. Andrew Henderson, MD, MSc
Duke University Medical Center
Decreasing Incidence of Hip Fracture in the U.S. Medicare Population, 2005-2011

Gregory S. Van Blarcum, MD
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Does Curve Magnitude/Deformity Correction Correlate with Pulmonary Function after Adult Deformity Surgery?

Western Orthopaedic Association/OREF Young Investigator Awards

Julius A. Bishop, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Conventional Versus Virtual Radiographs of the Injured Pelvis and Acetabulum

Reza Firoozabadi, MD, MA
Risk of Spermatic Cord Injury During Anterior Pelvic Ring and Acetabular Surgery: An Anatomical Study

Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MScD
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Patients’ Willingness to Contribute to Cost of Novel Implants in Total Joint Arthroplasty

ORS/OREF TRAVEL AWARDS IN ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH TRANSLATION
Matthew P. Abdel, MD
Mayo Clinic

Yohei Kawakami, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Denis Nam, MD
Washington University

Danyal H. Nawabi, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Shankar Thiagarajah, MD
University of Sheffield

ORS/OREF DISTINGUISHED INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD
University of Rochester

OREF/CCJR CLNICAL PRACTICE AWARDS
Gregory A. Brown, MD, PhD
Park Nicollet Clinic---Meadowbrook
Optimizing Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis after Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Risk-Stratified Multi-Modal VTE Prophylaxis Protocol Reduces 30-Day All-Cause Re-Admissions and 90-Day Venous Thromboembolic Events

Michael B. Cross, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Revision Hip Arthroplasty with a Metal-on-Metal Bearing or Corrosion