OREF announces 2010 research grants, awards

On March 9, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced the recipients of more than 300 research and education grants and awards totaling $8.2 million. These totals include 53 re­search grants and more than 250 ed­ucational grants given through the OREF Clinician Development Pro­gram. The mix of grants and awards given and recipients are described in the Grants Awarded booklet available at the OREF exhibit in Lobby B2 and online at

The OREF Research Grants Committee announced $1.1 million in funding for 53 research grants. Research grants and awards funded included the following:

One Clinician Scientist Grant ($100,000) to Alfred C. Kuo, MD, PhD

One Clinical Research Award ($20,000) to Mohit Bhandari, MD

Two Research Grants (totaling more than $180,000)—one, funded by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, to Quanjun Cui, MD, and the other, the OREF/Smith & Nephew Research Grant in Adult Re­construction, to James D. Slover, MD

Eight Young Investigator Awards ($50,000 each) to Benjamin C. Bengs, MD; Harish S. Hosalkar, MD; Philipp Leucht, MD; Amir Matityahu, MD; Jesse A. Shantz, MD; Jeffrey S. Zarin, MD; Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD; and Brian T. Feeley, MD

Seven Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grants (totaling $135,500) to John E. Tidwell, MD; Sarah E. Henry, MD; Thomas C. Keller, MD, Kevin R. O’Neill, MD; Sumit H. Rana, MD; Mara L. Schenker, MD; and Daniel U. Thuillier, MD

One Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society/OREF/DePuy Career Development Grant ($50,000) to Amy L. Ladd, MD

Five Orthopaedic Research Society/OREF Travel Awards in Orthopaedic Research Translation ($3,750 total) to Kivanc Atesok, MD; Asheesh Bedi, MD; Robert H. Brophy, MD; Ilkyu Han, MD; and Jia-Lin Wu, MD

Fifteen OREF/DePuy Orthopaedic Resident Educational Grants totaling $75,000

Seven Educational Grants totaling $115,000

Six Resident Research Grants totaling $24,500

OREF received 173 research grant applications requesting $8.4 million in funding. In January 2010, OREF’s Peer Review Committee volunteers evaluated the scientific merit of each application through a rigorous peer review process modeled after the National Institutes of Health. The applications were then ranked, and funding recommendations were made.

OREF’s board of trustees congratulates the 2010 grant recipients. A complete listing of OREF’s awardees is available for viewing at the OREF exhibit in Lobby B2, outside AAOS Registration. The complete list can also be found on OREF’s Web site,

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