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Grant Recipients

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2019 Grant Recipients

OREF CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANT

PI: Paul E. Matuszewski, MD
Co-PI: Brian Noehren, PhD
University of Kentucky
Predictors of Persistent Pain and Performance in Patients with Fractures

OREF CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD

L. Andrew Koman, MD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Musculoskeletal Uses of Botulinum Toxins: A 30-Year Translational Journey at Wake Forest School of Medicine

OREF PROSPECTIVE CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
PI: Thomas Kremen, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Biologic Therapy to Prevent Osteoarthritis After ACL Injury

RESEARCH GRANTS

OREF/ASES/ROCKWOOD CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANT IN SHOULDER CARE
PI: John G. Horneff III, MD
Co-PI: Joseph A. Abboud, MD
The Rothman Institute
Photodynamic Therapy for C. Acnes Decolonization of the Shoulder Dermis
Funding made possible by the Dr. and Mrs. Charles Rockwood Family Endowment Fund

OREF TREATMENT OF KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS RESEARCH GRANT IN HONOR OF THE KNEE SOCIETY
PI: Nicolas Piuzzi, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Personalized Outcome Prediction Tool for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Funding made possible by Dr. Peter Walker, PhD

OREF PREVENTION OF MUSCULOSKELETAL YOUTH SPORTS INJURIES RESEARCH GRANT IN HONOR OF JAMES ANDREWS, MD
PI: Jason Zaremski, MD
University of Florida, Gainesville
Development of a Protocol to Evaluate Baseball Pitcher’s Workload
Funding made possible in part by the Aircast Foundation

STRYKER ROBOTIC-ASSISTED TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANT
PI: Ran Schwarzkopf, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center
Targeting the Functional Safe-Zone with Robotic-Assisted THA
Funding made possible by Stryker Orthopaedics

OREF TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT RESEARCH GRANT
PI: Constantine Demetracopoulos, MD
Co-PI: Timothy M. Wright, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery
Mechanics of the Ankle and Adjacent Joints after Total Ankle Replacement
Funding made possible by Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

THE IMPACT OF REGULATORY POLICIES ON PATIENT-PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIP RESEARCH GRANT IN HONOR OF SIGVARD HANSEN, MD
PI: Todd Kelley, MD
University of Cincinnati, Adult Reconstruction Division
Assessing Effects of EMR on Physician Well-Being Using Smartphone Sensing
Funding made possible in part by DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson

OREF/MTF RESEARCH GRANT
PI: Chathuraka Jayasuriya, PhD
Co-PI: Brett Owens, MD
Rhode Island Hospital
Implementing Allogeneic Stem Cells from Cartilage Graft in Meniscus Repair
Funded by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Biologics

OREF/GOLDBERG ARTHRITIS RESEARCH GRANT
PI: Brian Klatt, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Bilateral Knee Kinematics in High and Low-Functioning Patients After TKA
Funding made possible by the the Dr. Victor and Mrs. Harriet Goldberg Endowment Fund

ABOS/OREF SIMULATION RESEARCH GRANT
PI: James F. Kellam, MD
Co-PI: Catherine G. Ambrose, PhD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Fracture Fixation Training Using a Hybrid Simulator with Data Visualization
Funded by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

OREF HIP AND KNEE RESEARCH GRANT
In collaboration with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The Hip Society and The Knee Society
PI: Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD
Co-PI: Marco Laggio, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Role of Brain Glial Activation in Persistent Pain Following TKA
Funding made possible by Zimmer Biomet

OREF/GLADDEN ORTHPAEDIC HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH GRANT
PI: Muyibat Adelani, MD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Connecting Community Context to Racial Disparities in Joint Replacement
Funding made possible by the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

OREF/OTA TRAUMA GRANT
PI: Prism Schneider, MD, PhD
The University of Calgary
Hypercoagulability After Hip Fracture as Determined by Thrombelastography
With funding provided by DePuy Synthes and Zimmer Biomet

THE TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT RESEARCH GRANT IN HONOR OF JORGE O. GALANTE, MD
Thorsten M. Seyler, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Elective TJA

THE TREATMENT OF KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS RESEARCH GRANT
PI: Lutul D. Farrow, MD
Co-PI: John Elias, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Characterizing Cartilage Degradation Caused by Patellar Instability

OREF NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANT

PI: Alexander Aleem, MD
Co-PI: Muhammad Farooq Rai, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
Understanding the Molecular Biology of Shoulder Joint Degeneration

CLINICIAN-SCIENTIST GRANTS
OREF MENTORED CLINICIAN-SCIENTIST GRANT

David Kovacevic, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Inflammation of Rotator Cuff Tear and Repair

FRIEDENBERG CLINICIAN-SCIENTIST GRANT

PI: Robin Kamal, MD
Stanford University
Developing and Testing a Tool for Preference Elicitation in Carpal Tunnel

Funded by the Zachary B. and Mrs. Kathleen Friedenberg Endowment Fund

RESIDENT CLINICIAN SCIENTIST TRAINING GRANTS
PI: Kelsey Bonilla, MD

Co-PI: Adam Levin, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Achilles Tendon Response to Varying Degrees of Exercise Intensity
Funding made possible by the Ira A. Roschelle Family Foundation

PI: Jarred Bressner, MD

Co-PI: Adam Levin, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Topology Optimization of Hip Implants to Reduce Stress Shielding
Funding made possible by the Ira A. Roschelle Family Foundation

PI: Daniel Buchalter, MD
Co-PI: Philipp Leucht, MD, PhD
Co-PI: Sanjit R. Konda, MD
New York University School of Medicine
GIK in Preventing Musculoskeletal Injury After Trauma
Funding made possible by Thomas P. Sculco, MD

PI: Connor Delman, MD
Co-PI: Maury L. Hull, PhD
The Regents University of California, Davis
Analysis of Tibial Contact in Kinematically Aligned TKA in Three Implants
Recipients of an MTF/Charles H. Herndon Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant
Funding made possible by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Biologics

PI: Ryan C. Rauck, MD
Co-PI: Lawrence B. Gulotta, MD
Co-PI: Samuel Taylor, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery
The Role of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon in Shoulder Stabilization
Recipients of an MTF/Charles H. Herndon Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant
Funding made possible by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Biologics

PI: Andrew Zogby, MD
Co-PI: Samuel Ward, MD
University of California, San Diego
A Novel Treatment Strategy for Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears
In Memory of John T. Hocker, MD
Funding made possible by the John T. Hocker Charitable Foundation

RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS

OREF RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
PI: Kathleen Keely Boyle, MD
Co-PI: Thomas Duquin, MD
The Research Foundation for The SUNY on behalf of University at Buffalo
Blue Light Reduces Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) Acnes Bacterial Burden
Funding made possible by Brown University in Memory of Dr. Michael Ehrlich

PI: Peter Chang, MD
Co-PI: David Brogan, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
In Vivo Analysis of 3D Printed Peripheral Nerve Conduits

PI: Danielle Chun, MD
Co-PI: Erin Hsu, MD
Northwestern University
A Multimodal Nanofiber Scaffold to Improve Bone Healing in Smokers

PI: Guang-Ting Cong, MD
Co-PI: Matthew Cunningham, MD, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Nutritional Sustenance and Waste Scavenging in Bone Grafting
Funding made possible by R. Michael Meneghini, MD

PI: Ryan Cox, MD
Co-PI: Daniel Davis, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute
Hypertonic Saline and Postoperative Pain After Rotator Cuff Repair
Funding made possible in Memory of Eugene Harris, MD

PI: Dana Cruz, MD
Co-PI: Eric Gokcen, MD
Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
A Simple Test to Determine Ability to Drive After RLE Surgery
Funding provided in part by Conformis, Inc.

PI: Clayton Del Prince, MD
Co-PI: Melissa Kluczynski, MS
Co-PI: Leslie Bisson, MD
The Research Foundation for The SUNY on behalf of University at Buffalo
Impact of Standardized Opiate Prescribing on Number of Pills Prescribed

PI: Gregory F. Elia, MD
Co-PI: Arnold-Peter Weiss, MD
Rhode Island Hospital
A Initial Metacarpal Stability Following Thumb Carpometacarpal Arthroplasty

PI: Andrew Schneider, MD
Co-PI: John Callaci, MD
Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division
Biomechanical and Histologic Effects of Ethanol on Rat Rotator Cuff
Funding made possible in honor of Bernard R. Bach Jr., MD

OREF/AIRCAST FOUNDATION RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
PI: Matthew Christie, MD
Co-PI: Elie Ghanem, MD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Biofilm Growth on Cerclage Materials: Are Nonmetallic Polymers Superior?

PI: Christina Hajewski, MD
Co-PI: John E. Femino, MD
University of Iowa
The Utility of Deltoid Ligament Reconstruction in Syndesmotic Injuries

PI: Ian Hutchinson, MD
Co-PI: Joseph Zimmerman, MD
Albany Medical College
Preoperative Phototherapy with Benzyl Peroxide to Decrease P Acnes Burden

PI: Alexander E. Loeb, MD
Co-PI: Paul Khanuja, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program for Geriatric Fragility Fractures

PI: Ayoosh Pareek, MD
Co-PI: Christopher Camp, MD
Mayo Clinic
Baseball Statistics for Assessing Return to Play in Pitchers

PI: Heather Roberts, MD
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Epidemiology, Outcomes and Cost of Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

OREF/EXACTECH RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
PI: Keith Aziz, MD
Co-PI: Aviram Giladi, MD
Co-PI: Kenneth Means, MD
MedStar Health Research Institute
The Effect of Skin Pigmentation on Evaluation of Distal Limb Ischemia

PI: Matthew Counihan, MD
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Limited Scar Resection for Chronic Achilles Repair: Use of a Rat Model

PI: Lynn Ann Forrester, MD
Co-PI: Stavros Thomopoulos, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Early Osteoarthritis After Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy

PI: Christopher Kowalski, MD
Co-PI: Hyun-Min Kim, MD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Shoulder Immobilization Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

PI: Peter Shaughnessy, MD
Co-PI: John-Erik Bell, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic 
Off Axis Loading and Articulation in the Loosening of Cemented Glenoids

OREF/JRGOS ORTHOPAEDIC DISPARITIES RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANT
PI: Blake Montgomery, MD
Co-PI: Kali Rose Tileston, MD
Stanford University
Healthcare Disparities in Pediatric Fracture Care
Funding made possible by the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

PI: Asa West Shanekel, MD
Co-PI: C. Lowry Barnes, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Addressing Disparities in Total Knee Arthroplasty Through Patient Education

Funding made possible by the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

OREF/WOF RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
PI: David Falgout, MD
Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona
Recovery from Ciprofloxacin Induced Tendinopathy

PI: Peter Hsiue, MD
Co-PI: Nicholas Bernthal, MD 
Co-PI: Michael Yeaman, MD
The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
Macrophage Priming and Adoptive Transfers in Orthopaedic Implant Infections

PI: Chad Ishmael, MD
Co-PI: Nicholas Bernthal, MD
The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
The Promise of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for Implant Infection

OREF/CURRENT CONCEPTS IN JOINT REPLACEMENT CLINICAL PRACTICE AWARDS

Spring Award
Christopher Dy, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
Two State Comparison of Total Joint Arthroplasty After Medicaid Expansion

Winter Award
Cindy Nahhas, BS
Rush University Medical Center
Randomized Trial of Static and Articulating Spacers for The Infected TKA

ORS/OREF DISTINGUISHED INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Alan Grodzinsky, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Biological Engineering

OREF/INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY TRAVEL AWARDS

HossamElden Abodonia, MD
Kafr Eldawar General Hospital
Scaphocapitate Fusion for Kienbock's Disease

Lin Cong, MD
The First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University
Minimally Invasive Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

REGIONAL NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARDS
Eastern Orthopaedic Association
Southern Orthopaedic Association
Western Orthopaedic Association