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OREF's research symposia are held several times throughout the year and provide orthopaedic residents with an opportunity to showcase their research projects in front of their peers. Panels comprising established orthopaedic investigators critique and rank the work. Top presenters are recognized with cash awards.

Congratulations to the Top Presenters of the 2019 California Region Resident Research Symposium!

Thank you to the hosts and guest speakers, and to the residents and other physicians who attended or participated in the California Region Resident Research Symposium. And thank you especially to DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Biomet, Integra Foundation and Medacta USA, whose grant support made the 2019 Symposia possible.

OREF is pleased to announce the top presenters from the California Resident Research Symposium held on October 23, 2019. The symposium was held at University of California, San Francisco and hosted by Thomas P. Vail, MD, James L. Young Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco.

Top presenters at OREF 2019 California Region Resident Research Symposium

First Place, Basic Science
Michael Davies, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Fibro-Adipogenic Progenitors from the Rotator Cuff Display the Highest Concentration, Proliferative Capacity, and Adipogenic Differentiation Among Different Muscle Groups in Mice

First Place, Clinical Science
Arin Kim, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Clavicle: Surgical Decision Making and Outcomes

Second Place, Basic Science
Peter Hsiue, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Blood Transfusions: Does Storage Duration Affect Postoperative Infection Risk?

Second Place, Clinical Science
Sachin Allahabadi, MD
University of California, San Francisco
A Randomized Single-Blinded Trial of Early Rehabilitation versus Immobilization After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (RTSA)

Third Place, Basic Science (tie)
Steven Garcia, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Single Cell RNA-Sequencing Demonstrates Heterogeneous Human Satellite Cell Transcriptomes

Third Place , Clinical Science (tie)
Danielle Greig, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Technology-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty: An Analysis of Utilization Trends in the United States

Justin Krogue, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Automatic Hip Fracture Identification and Functional Subclassification Sub-classification with Deep Leaning

Hao-Hua Wu, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Quality of Life and Functional Measures Following SIGN Intramedullary Nailing versus Skeletal Traction for Treatment of Femoral Shaft Fractures in Malawai at 6 Weeks and 3 Months Post-Operatively: A Prospective Analysis


Resident Research Project Grant

This grant provides $5,000 for residents with an interest in research. Orthopaedic surgery residents in ACGME-Accredited orthopaedic programs in the United States may apply. Resident Research Project grants now have three deadlines per year. Please choose the deadline that most closely aligns with your research rotation. Residents will be allowed to submit one application per year. Learn more about the Resident Research Project Grant. Applications for the next cycle are due December 13, 2019

Find out who received Resident Research Project Grants so far in 2019 and see what topics they're investigating.


Medacta Match

As an orthopaedic resident, it’s important for you to know that everything OREF does is thanks to our donors. As an independent, nonprofit foundation, OREF is 100% supported by contributions.  And 100% of the work we do supports research in all areas of orthopaedics—research that allows us to offer patients the best treatment.

As part of a 5-year pledge to help OREF improve orthopaedics through research, Medacta will continue to match resident donations dollar-for-dollar, so you can double the impact of your gift!. Consider making small monthly gifts to reach $100 (before Medacta’s match) by the end of 2019 and achieve Resident Order of Merit status. Resident Order of Merit donors receive recognition typically reserved for donations of $1,000 or more!