Kappa Delta, OREF award winners honored today

The winners of the 2011 Kappa Delta Awards and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Clinical Research Award will be recognized today during the Opening Ceremonies. Reports on their research can be found in the February 2011 issue of AAOS Now, available at

2011 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award: Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD, FRCS, FRACS, for “Evidence-Based Approach in Understanding ‘Pseudotumours’ in Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements”

2011 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award: Howard S. An, MD; Coauthors: Koichi Masuda, MD; Gabriella Cs-Szabo, PhD; Yejia Zhang, MD, PhD; Ana Chee, PhD; Gunnar BJ Andersson, MD, PhD; Hee-Jeong Im, PhD; and Eugene J-MA Thonar, PhD, for “Intervertebral Disc Repair or Regeneration by Growth Factor and/or Cytokine Inhibitor Protein Injection”

2011 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughan Award: Bang H. Hoang, MD; Coauthors: Yi Guo, MD; Randall F. Holcombe, MD; and Xiaolin Zi, MD, for “Toward Novel Therapeutic Intervention for Osteosarcoma: Clinical Implications of the WNT Pathway”

2011 OREF Clinical Research Award: Donald D. Anderson, PhD; Coauthors: J. Lawrence Marsh, MD, and Thomas D. Brown, PhD, for “The Pathomechanical Etiology of Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis Following Intra-articular Fractures”