National Resident Research Symposium Champion Announced

UCLA Orthopaedic Resident, Brendan Shi, MD, named top resident investigator
04-25-2024 | Updated: 4-25-2024

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), the leading private organization funding orthopaedic research across all subspecialties, is pleased to announce Brendan Shi, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles was presented the “2023 Richard Kyle, MD OREF National Resident Champion” Award for his topic Bisphosphonate Chaperones Effectively Target the Enthesis Without Impairing Soft Tissue-to-Bone Repair Integrity.

For more than 20 years, OREF has honored its commitment to foster the development of new generations of investigators through research-focused educational programs like our Resident Research Symposia.

“Encouraging young clinicians to include musculoskeletal research in their professional activities is a top priority for OREF. We are proud to support the development of these investigators and the impact they will have on clinical practice and our patients,” said OREF immediate past president, Thomas P. Sculco, MD.

OREF’s Resident Research Symposia give residents a taste of being a clinician scientist and the opportunity to gain experience in discussing their research publicly. Residents apply through a competitive process to participate in regional symposia. Presentations are scored by a panel of judges with top presenters receiving a cash award and an invitation to participate in the national symposium.

The 2023 Resident Research Symposia were made possible through grant support provided by Medacta USA, Smith+Nephew, DePuy Synthes and Zimmer Biomet. For 2024 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dan Krupp at