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ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award

Honorary Award

Nomination Deadline - 10/15/2023

Award Details

The ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award honors an individual who has significantly contributed to the field of orthopaedic research, to the ORS and the OREF through their outstanding scientific achievements and their commitment of time and service.

A committee comprised of five individuals, including past ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award honorees, established member representatives from the ORS and active OREF volunteers will each submit a maximum of two nominees to be considered for this award.

The person nominating the ORS member for this award must include the following information about the nominee at the time of submission:

  1. NIH Biosketch
  2. Letter of recommendation
  3. Statement of service to ORS and OREF

Self-nominations are not accepted for this award.

Submit a Nomination


All nominees submitted will be reviewed by the committee and the final selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding scientific achievement
  • Significant volunteer contributions to the OREF and/or the ORS
  • Demonstrated leadership in the field of orthopaedic research
  • Must be an Established Member of the ORS


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