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william h. harris, md mentor campaign

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Dr. Harris' campaign


This special campaign honors Dr. William H. Harris, the Alan Gerry Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emeritus, at Harvard Medical School, and valued mentor to his fellows and residents at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Harris is a longtime supporter of OREF and we are honored to be partnering with him on this campaign.

A portrait of Dr. William H. Harris

How Your Support Helps

Funds raised through this campaign will support research that investigates the etiology of osteoarthritis of the adult hip. As Dr. Harris has noted, "the problem of really understanding those conditions of infancy, childhood and adolescence, which then lead to osteoarthritis of the adult hip, demands a fresh, massive approach. We now have two huge new techniques that weren’t present when prior scientists asked these questions: big data and the genome. While no one can predict, I think it is sufficiently likely the one or other or a combination of these techniques may contribute interesting and even critical insights into these “black boxes”. It is in these areas that I want my contribution to go."

Harris Campaign Funded Research (as of 5/17/2022)

OREF Etiology of Hip Osteoarthritis Grant In Honor of William H. Harris, MD

2022 - PI: Cecilia Pascual Garrido, MD, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
Epigenetic Regulation of Key Molecular Players in the Progression of Hip OA

2021 - PI: Chai-Lung Wu, PhD
University of Rochester
Identification of FGF18 Gene Regulatory Network in Hip OA Using ScRNA-Seq

We are grateful for everyone who has contributed to this campaign to date

Campaign Chair

Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD

Campaign Committee

Robert L. Barrack, MD  |  John J. Callaghan, MD  |  Joshua J. Jacobs, MD  |  William J. Maloney, MD

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