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Research Profiles Supported by Funding

  • Jesse E. Otero, MD, PhD

    Chondrosarcoma: a black box turns grey

    Jesse E. Otero, MD, PhD OREF resident clinician scientist training grant

    OREF grant recipient finds a way to slow tumor growth, buy time for surgical planning

  • Alexander A. Theologis, MD

    Does environmental BPA exposure affect fracture healing?

    Alexander A. Theologis, MD Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant

    Three-time OREF grant recipient undertakes a novel investigation

  • Thomas K. Fehring, MD

    When One Joint Replacement Turns to Three

    Thomas K. Fehring, MD OREF Clinical Research Grant in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Infection in Collaboration with the American Association Of Hip And Knee Surgeons, The Hip Society, The Knee Society, Zimmer Biomet And Depuy Synthes

    OREF grant recipient researches viability of one-stage exchange arthroplasty

  • Chao Xie, MD,

    Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

    Chao Xie, MD OREF/MTF Research Grant

    OREF grant recipient investigates non-invasive ways to treat patients with difficult-to-heal fractures

  • Javad Parvizi, MD

    Timing is Everything

    Javad Parvizi, MD OREF Prospective Clinical Research Grant

    OREF grant recipient investigates serum infection markers and re-implantation timing after periprosthetic joint infection

  • Allan L. Bucknell, MD

    Improving Arthroplasty for Patients with Diabetes

    Allan L. Bucknell, MD OREF Goldberg Research Grant in Arthritis

    OREF grant recipient explores connection between diabetes, OA, and arthroplasty

  • Abhijit S. Dighe, PhD

    Stimulating Bone Growth

    Abhijit S. Dighe, PhD, OREF Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Research Grant

    OREF grant recipient looks at the potential of allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells

  • Robin M. Queen, PhD

    Failed total ankle arthroplasty

    Robin M. Queen, PhD OREF Research Grant in Revision Related to Total Ankle Arthroplasty

    OREF grant recipient assesses treatment options

  • Michael J. Monument, MD

    Searching for Ewing Sarcoma Genetic Triggers

    Michael J. Monument, M OREF Young Investigator Grant

    OREF grant recipient works to solve random onset of this childhood cancer

  • Paul R. Kuzyk, MD

    Periprosthetic Femur Fracture Fixation

    Paul R. Kuzyk, MD OREF/Zimmer Young Investigator Grant

    OREF grant recipient tests which treatment methods are most effective

  • William N. Levine, MD

    Revisiting rotator cuff repairs

    William N. Levine, MD OREF/ASES/Rockwood Clinical Research Grant in Shoulder Care

    With funding from OREF, researcher examines factors that affect patient satisfaction and function

  • Tamara D. Rozental, MD

    Lessons From the Wrist

    Tamara D. Rozental, MD RJOS/OREF/DePuy Research Grant in Women's Musculoskeletal Health

    OREF grant recipient looks for ways to predict risk and prevent fragility fractures

  • Carol A. Lin, MD, MA

    Supporting Research to Improve Lives

    Carol A. Lin, MD, MA OREF/Zimmer Young Investigator Grant

    OREF grants enable investigators to explore complex questions

  • Frank A. Petrigliano, MD

    Better Rotator Cuff Tear Repair

    Frank A. Petrigliano, MD OREF/Zimmer Young Investigator Grant

    OREF grant recipent investigates promising perivascular stem cell therapy

  • Roger Cornwall, MD

    Unlocking the biology of NBPI

    Roger Cornwall, MD OREF Career Development Grant

    OREF grant recipient probes cellular mechanisms underlying neonatal brachial plexus injury

  • Joshua A. Gordon, MD

    Examining Achilles Tendon Rehabilitation Strategies

    Joshua A. Gordon, MD Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant

    OREF grant recipient tests strategies following surgical repair

  • OREF grant recipient scopes the effects of meniscal tear “repairs”

    Christina R. Allen, MD OREF/Goldberg Research Grant in Arthritis

    OREF grant recipient investigates how meniscal tears and meniscectomies contribute to early cartilage damage and lead to osteoarthritis

  • Michelle Ghert, MD, FRCSC

    Decreasing Infection Rates in Tumor Treatment

    Michelle Ghert, MD, FRCSC OREF/MSTS Clinical Research Grant in Orthopaedic Oncology

    OREF funds preliminary testing for prophylactic antibiotics in endoprosthetic limb reconstruction

  • Mininder S. Kocher, MD

    Measuring Pediatric Treatment Outcomes

    Mininder S. Kocher, MD POSNA/OREF Research Grant In Pediatric Orthopaedics

    OREF grant recipient is developing a valid pediatric sports activity scale

  • What Type of Knee replacement is best?

    Jason E. Lang, MD Research Grant

    OREF-funded study compares posterior cruciate ligament retaining and posterior-substituting designs

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