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2021 Grant Recipients

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2021 Grant Recipients

OREF CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANT

PI: Irvin Oh, MD
Co-PI: Francis Lee, MD, PhD
Yale University
Developing Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Orthopaedic Infection
Funding made possible in part by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) Biologics and the Dr. Dane and Mrs. Mary Louise Miller Endowment Fund

OREF CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD

PI: Barry P. Boden, MD
The Orthopaedic Center division in Rockville and Germantown, MD
Epidemiology, Mechanisms, and Prevention of Sports Injuries

RESEARCH GRANTS

OREF ETIOLOGY OF HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS GRANT
In Honor of William H. Harris, MD
PI: Chai-Lung Wu, PhD
Co-PI: Brian D. Giordano, MD
University of Rochester
Identification of FGF18 Gene Regulatory Network in Hip OA Using ScRNA-Seq

OREF/AAOS INJECTABLE ORTHOBIOLOGICS OF KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS GRANT
PI: Scott Rodeo, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
PRP Treatment of the ACL-Injured Knee to Decrease the Risk of PTOA
Funding made possible by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

OREF OSTEOARTHRITIS RESEARCH GRANT
PI: Weiguang Wang, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
BMP Receptor Ligand Traps as a Therapy for Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis
Funding made possible by the American Arthritis Society

OREF/THE AIRCAST FOUNDATION (TAF) ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH GRANT
PI: Chelsea Bahney, PhD
Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Understanding Contribution of Senescent Cells to Rate of Fracture Repair
Funding made possible by the The Aircast Foundation

MENTORED CLINICIAN SCIENTIST GRANTS
PI: Aidin Eslam-Pour, MD
Yale University
Personal Surgical Planning to Avoid THA Dislocation: Concept of Safe Zone
Funding made possible by the Dr. Zachary B. and Mrs. Kathleen Friedenberg Endowment Fund

PI: Cecilia Pascual Garrido, MD, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
Mediators of the OA Cascade in the Pre-Arthritis Hip
Funding made possible by The Aircast Foundation

PI: Robin Kamal, MD
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Developing and Testing a Tool for Preference Elicitation in CTS
Funding made possible by The Aircast Foundation

OREF TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT RESEARCH GRANT IN MEMORY OF JORGE O. GALANTE, MD
PI: Victor H. Hernandez, MD
Co-PI: Michele R. D’Apuzzo, MD
Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami
Glucose Variability and TJA: Continuous Glucose Monitoring Using Dexcome G6

NEW INVESTIGATOR RESEARCH GRANT
PI: Brian Lau, MD
Co-PI: Louis E. DeFrate, MD
Duke University
Quantitative MRI of Glenohumeral Cartilage & Labrum in Shoulder Instability
Funding made possible by Thomas P. Sculco, MD

OREF RESIDENT CLINICIAN SCIENTIST TRAINING GRANTS

PI: Tracy Borsinger, MD
Co-PI: Wayne E. Moschetti, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic
Characterizing the Microbiome of Native, Aseptic Bilateral Knee Joints
In Memory of Joseph Seaton Barr Sr., MD
Funding made possible by Joseph S. Barr Jr., MD

PI: Abigail Cortez, MD
The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
Cost-Effective Analysis of Below-Knee Prostheses for Tanzanian Amputees
In Memory of John T. Hocker, MD
Funding made possible by the John T. Hocker Charitable Foundation

PI: Kyle Morse, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Epidural Steroids to Reduce Opioid Consumption Following Laminectomy
Funding made possible by the Ira A. Roschelle Family Foundation

PI: Tony Shen, MD
Co-PI: Timothy M. Wright, PhD
Co-PI: Douglas Padgett, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Effect of Surface Finish on Head-Neck Corrosion in Total Hip Arthroplasty
Funding made possible by Thomas P. Sculco, MD

PI: Brendan Shi, MD
Co-PI: Thomas Kremen, MD
Co-PI: Ichiro Nishimura, DDs, DMSc, DMD, PhD
The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
Targeting Molecules to the Enthesis via Novel Bisphosphonate Chaperones
Funding made possible by the Ira A. Roschelle Family Foundation

ORS/OREF DISTINGUISHED INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Farshid Guilak, PhD
Washington University Medical School in St. Louis

SHIMOMURA/OREF/INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY (SICOT) TRAVEL AWARDS

Ghanshyambhai Kakadiya, MD
Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Hospital
A Biomechanical Study-Effectiveness of Sublaminar Mersilene Tape Augmented

Amit Lakhani, MD
Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences
Ortho Regeneration and Ancient Healing System

RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
OREF RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS

PI: Matthew Booth, MD
Co-PI: Jeffrey Nepple, MD
Co-PI: John Clohisy, MD
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Long-Term Periacetabular Osteotomy Radiologic and Patient-Reported Outcomes
Funding Made Possible by Brown University in Memory of Dr. Michael Ehrlich

PI: William Crockatt, MD
Co-PI: William Levine, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Skill Acquisition in Immersive Virtual Reality vs Cadaver Lab
In Honor of Jack C. Hughston, MD and James R. Andrews, MD
Funded by Michael J. Axe, MD and Jeremie M. Axe, MD

PI: Michael Doran, MD
Co-PI: Joshua Rozell, MD
New York University School of Medicine
Losar Use to Mitigate Arthrofibrosis Following Total Joint Arthroplasty
Funding made possible by The American Arthritis Society

PI: Corey Hamilton, MD
Co-PI: Daniel Del Gaizo, MD
Prisma Health-Midlands
Astaxanthin for Pain, Function, and Inflammation in Knee Osteoarthritis
Funding made possible by The American Arthritis Society

PI: Matthew Kolevar, MD
Co-PI: Jonathan Packer, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Development of a Patient-Specific Cartilage Graft Using MRI and 3D Printing
Funding in Honor of Bernard R. Bach Jr., MD

PI: Olivia O’Reilly, MD
Co-PI: Brendan Patterson, MD, MPH
The University of Iowa
Physical Therapy After Shoulder Arthroplasty: Assessing Telerehabilitation
Funding made possible by Dr. Adam and Julie Harris in Memory of Eugene Harris, MD

PI: Jonathan Savakus, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
The Acute Phase Response and Femoral Shaft Fractures: When Can I Nail It?

PI: Quante Singleton, MD
Co-PI: Michael Kelly, MD, MSc
Washington University in St.Louis
Biologic Age Versus Chronologic Age in ASD: A Prospective Cohort Study

PI: Favian Su, MD
Co-PI: Alexis Dang, MD
Co-PI: Alan Dang, MD
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Effect of Blue and Red Light Phototherapy on Shoulder C. Acnes Colonization
Funding Made Possible by Dr. Adam and Julie Harris in Memory of Eugene Harris, MD

PI: Vincentius Suhardi, MD
Co-PI: Mathias Bostrom, MD
Co-PI: Xu Yang, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Role of Leptin Receptor Cells in Aseptic Loosening Membrane Formation
Funding made possible by MTF Biologics

PI: Ian Wellington, MD
Co-PI: Augustus Mazzocca, MD, MS
University of Connecticut Health Center
The Impact of Cellular Senescence on Bursal Connective Tissue Progenitors
Funding made possible by University of Connecticut Endowment

PI: Grace Xiong, MD
Co-PI: Andrew Schoenfeld, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc
Quality of Life and Cost of Spinal Epidural Abscesses
Funding made possible by MTF Biologics

OREF/JRGOS HEALTH ORTHOPAEDIC DISPARITIES RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
PI: Lauren Barber, MD
Co-PI: Duretti Fufa, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
The Impact of Implicit Bias Training on Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

Funding made possible by the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

PI: Risa Reid, MD
Co-PI: Gabriella Ode, MD
Carolinas Medical Center
Stereotype Threat Among Orthopaedic Residents

Funding made possible by the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

OREF/WOF RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS
PI: Alejandro Cazzulino, MD
Co-PI: Ishaan Swarup, MD
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Preoperative Patient Expectations in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Funding made possible by the Western Orthopaedic Foundation (WOF)

PI: Steven Garcia, MD
Co-PI: Brian Feeley, MD
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Functionally Heterogeneous Human Fibroadipogenic Progenitor Cells
Funding made possible by the Western Orthopaedic Foundation (WOF)

PI: Sarah Stroud, MD
Co-PI: Rosanna Wustrack, MD
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Analysis of Pronostic Factors for Adults with Primary Extremity Sarcomas
Funding made possible by the Western Orthopaedic Foundation (WOF)

REGIONAL NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARDS
EASTERN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION
Heather Flynn, MD
Temple University Hospital
Are CT scans Needed for Evaluation of Femoral Gunshot Wounds?

Adam W. Green, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction After TKA Are Not Associated with Implant Manufacturer

Alisina Shahi, MD, PhD
Cooper University Hospital
Synovial Fluid Absolute Neutrophil Count a Promising Marker for Diagnosing Periprosthetic Joint Infection

SOUTHERN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION
Brian M. Curtin, MD
OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center
Results of I&D for Periprosthetic Knee Infection with Use of Intraosseous Antibiotic

Blaine T. Manning, MD
University of Missouri, Columbia
Physical Therapy on Postoperative Day Zero Following Lumbar Spine Surgery Decreases Length of Stay

Keith G. Whitlock, MD
Duke University
Deltoid Ligament Repair vs. Syndesmotic Fixation for Bimalleolar Equivalent Ankle Fractures

WESTERN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION
Loren O. Black, MD, MBA
Oregon Health & Science University
Intramuscular Compartment Pressures Do Not Correlate with Tissue Physiology after Tibia Fracture

Andrew R. Jensen, MD, MBE
CUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Primary Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis in the Elderly

Vanna Rocchi, DO
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
PROMIS Assessment in Pediatric Patients with Lower Extremity Deficiency - A Multicenter Study