OREF announces 2011 research grants, awards

By: Jean McGuire

By Jean McGuire

On Feb. 15, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced the recipients of more than 300 research and education grants and awards totaling $8.6 million. These totals include 66 research grants and more than 240 educational grants given through the OREF Clinician Development Program.

The grants, awards, and recipients are described in the Grants Awarded booklet available at the OREF exhibit in the Ballroom 6 Lobby (Upper Level), opposite Academy Hall, and also online at

Quanjun Cui, MD

Bang H. Hoang, MD

The OREF Research Grants Committee announced $1.9 million in funding for 66 research grants. Research grants and awards funded included the following:

  • One Clinician Scientist Grant ($100,000) to Quanjun Cui, MD
  • One Career Development Grant ($225,000) to Bang H. Hoang, MD
  • One Clinical Research Award ($20,000) to Donald D. Anderson, PhD
  • Five Research Grants (totaling more than $300,000) to Danielle S.W. Benoit, PhD; Reuben Gobezie, MD; Sevan Hopyan, MD, PhD; John Kuhn, MD; and Amanda D. Marshall, MD
  • Eight Young Investigator Grants ($50,000 each) to Robert H. Brophy, MD; Kevin W. Farmer, MD; Wellington K. Hsu, MD; James P. Lawrence, MD; Theodore T. Manson, MD; Ahmad Nassr, MD; Mara L. Schenker, MD; and Wakenda Tyler, MD
  • Seven Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grants (totaling $119,400) to Nicole S. Belkin, MD; Christopher K. Kepler, MD; Sandeep Mannava, MD; Dennis S. Meredith, MD; Denis Nam, MD; Austin V. Stone, MD; and Brian C. Werner, MD
  • Three Orthopaedic Research Society/OREF Travel Awards in
    Orthopaedic Research Translation ($2,250 total) to Alan Ivkovic, MD, PhD, Amanda D. Marshall, MD, and Chidara Ushiku, MD
  • Fifteen OREF/DePuy Orthopaedic Resident Research Project Grants totaling $75,000
  • Eight Educational Grants totaling $120,250
  • Fourteen Resident Research Project Grants totaling $62,500

OREF received 354 research grant applications requesting $16.2 million in funding. In December 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 decisions were made by the Research Grants Committee.

OREF’s board of trustees congratulates the 2011 grant recipients. A complete listing of OREF’s awardees—including graduate medical education fellowships, residency enhancement grants, and continuing medical education grants funded through OREF’s Clinical Development Program—is available for viewing at the OREF exhibit in Lobby B2, outside AAOS Registration, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday. The complete list can also be found on OREF’s Web site,

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For more information about any of these grants, or to sign up for OREF’s eMinder service to be notified as news develops on additional grants and awards, visit

Jean McGuire, OREF vice president, grants, may be reached at