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Please NOTE: Grant programs for 2020 funding will be offered in one of three cycles with RFAs going live in September 2019, November 2019 or May 2020. Grant programs for 2021 funding will be offered in two cycles with RFAs going live in November 2020 or May 2021.

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OREF Multimodal Musculoskeletal Perioperative Pain Management Grant In Collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation

$55,000 (funding provided in part by Zimmer Biomet)
  • Solicits investigator-initiated research proposals focused on the broad area of perioperative musculoskeletal pain management focused on, but not limited to the following areas:
    • Perioperative pain management opioid-sparing research through varying pain control techniques using non-narcotic, multimodal options
    • Determining the safest and most efficacious regional anesthesia techniques to provide benefit to patients undergoing orthopaedic operations, including, but not limited to, the assessment of patient reported outcomes as well as functional assessment
  • Areas of research focus may include translational or clinical research to preferably include at least pilot human studies. The proposal should build upon the research principles and guidelines published in the supplement to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery entitled "Proceedings of the JBJS Pain Management Research Symposium" and published in May, 2020. Click here to view the supplement.
  • Proposals will be adjudicated on scientific merit, feasibility, and an ability to effect positive change through an important scientific contribution. Publication of results in a leading peer reviewed journal is expected.
  • Anticipated clinical impact of all proposals must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design. All proposed projects are expected to generate results that have a practical application.
  • OREF/AANA Foundation requires a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in the role of Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI who may be collaborating with a PhD and/or MD in order to foster the application of a full range of expertise, approaches, technologies, and creativity. 
  • A PhD may serve as the principal investigator (PI); if a CRNA serves as co-PI.  The CRNA serving as PI or co-PI must meet the requirements for Continuous Professional Certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). A PhD serving as PI or co-PI must hold a faculty appointment. An MD serving as co-PI must have a valid license to practice in the United States.  
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The next RFA date for this grant is TBD.
Jul 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

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