April 2017

KD, OREF award orthopedic researchers

Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) presented four awards of $20,000 each to scientists for conducting outstanding musculoskeletal research at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The meeting took place March 14-18 in San Diego.

Robin Queen, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, won the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award for her research on the impact of ankle osteoarthritis and total ankle replacement on gait mechanics and balance.

Matthew Dobbs, MD, won the Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award for his research on advancing personalized medicine for clubfoot. Dobbs is the Dr. Asa C. and Mrs. Dorothy W. Jones professor of orthopaedic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. The research was coauthored by Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD.

Henrik Malchau, MD, PhD, professor of orthopaedics at Harvard Medical School and vice chief orthopaedics and codirector of the Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, won the OREF Clinical Research Award for his research on the impact of arthroplasty implant registries throughout the world. The research was coauthored by Daniel Berry, MD; Charles Bragdon, PhD; Göran Garellick, MD, PhD; William H. Harris, MD, ScD; Peter Herberts, MD, PhD; Johan Kärrholm, MD, PhD; David Lewallen, MD; Lars Lidgren, MD, PhD; and Otto Robertson, MD, PhD.

Scott W. Wolfe MD, chief emeritus of hand surgery and attending orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, received the 2017 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for research on kinematics of the normal and injured wrist and the importance of the midcarpal joint. The research was coauthored by Joseph J. Crisco III, PhD.

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- Emily Delzell

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