Katherine Gerull, MD, of Washington University in St. Louis, captured the title of grand champion at the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation’s (OREF’s) first-ever National Resident Research Symposium last fall. Her research, “Barriers for Medical Students from Non-stereotypical Identities Considering Orthopaedic Surgery Careers: A Qualitative Investigation,” earned her the title. As champion, Dr. Gerull will attend the AAOS Annual Meeting as OREF’s guest. She was presented with an award at OREF’s Champions Breakfast on Thursday.
For more than 20 years, OREF has provided residents with invaluable opportunities to assemble, socialize, and network with their peers while sharing their research projects at its annual regional Resident Research Symposia. Past participants enthusiastically agree that the symposia are great experiences for all residents, whether they are competing or watching presentations. Sponsored by DePuy Synthes, Medacta USA, and Zimmer Biomet, four regional symposia were cohosted by OREF last year. The top presenters from each competed for the title of grand champion.
For a complete list of 2021 symposia winners, visit www.oref.org/21symposiawinners.