Published 11/7/2022

AAOS Announces Research Funding for Orthopaedic Specialty Societies

$250,000 in funding will support programs driving evidence-based musculoskeletal healthcare advancements

ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 7, 2022)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) announced the first recipients of the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Research Support Fund Awards. Three investigators and their sponsoring organizations will receive awards of $40,000 to $140,000 for a total of $250,000 in funding towards evidence-based research in musculoskeletal healthcare. All applications were reviewed for scientific merit through AAOS’ Scientific Review Group, a workgroup consisting of AAOS members representing the Research and Quality Council, the AAOS BOS and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.  

“The AAOS is honored and eager to work closely with our partners at the orthopaedic specialty societies to fund programs that will support the advancement of scientific knowledge across the field of orthopaedics,” said AAOS Research and Quality Council Chair David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, FAAOS. “The physician-led research funded through the AAOS BOS Research Support Fund is poised to improve the quality of care and, by extension, the lives of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.” 

2023 Recipients 

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons; The Knee Society; The Hip Society; Musculoskeletal Infection Society  
    Primary Investigator: Javad Parvizi, MD, FAAOS, FRCS 
    “Oral vs. Intravenous Antibiotics for the Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection"  
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society 
    Primary Investigator: Michelle A. Ghert, MD, FRCSC 
    “The SAFETY International Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial”  
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association 
    Primary Investigator: Roman Natoli, MD, PhD 
    “Prediction of Fracture Related Infection following Open Fractures” 

Awards for the 2023 funding cycle will be bestowed immediately by the AAOS with the sponsoring organizations providing incremental funding towards each project. For more information, email 

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About the AAOS 
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS is the trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. It provides the highest quality, most comprehensive education to help orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals at every career level to best treat patients in their daily practices. The AAOS is the source for information on bone and joint conditions, treatments, and related musculoskeletal health care issues, and it leads the health care discussion on advancing quality. 

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