Published 6/20/2024

Recipients of the AAOS BOS Research Support Fund Awards Will Drive New Data and Perspectives on Treatment Options

POSNA and ASES awarded $27,500 and $72,500, respectively, to further research on evidence-based musculoskeletal healthcare advancements

AAOS announced the recipients of the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Research Support Fund Awards. Two investigators and their sponsoring organizations will receive awards of $27,500 to $72,500 for a total of $100,000 in funding toward evidence-based research in musculoskeletal healthcare. All applications were reviewed for scientific merit by AAOS’ Scientific Review Group, a workgroup consisting of members representing the AAOS Research and Quality Council, the BOS, and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.

“Together with our partners at the orthopaedic specialty societies, AAOS is supporting the advancement of scientific knowledge across the field of orthopaedics,” said AAOS Research and Quality Council Chair David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, FAAOS. “We know that physician-led research not only helps improve the quality of care, but it offers data and new perspectives on best practices and treatment options for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. We look forward to reviewing the research outcomes from this year’s recipients.”

The 2024 recipients are:

  1. Primary investigator: Mohan Venkatnarsimha Belthur, MD, FAAOS
    Sponsoring organization: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    Award amount: $27,500
    Title: “Validation of the PROOF Questionnaires as a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure and Clinical Decision Support Tool for Fractures in Children”
  2. Primary investigator: Joseph John King III, MD, FAAOS
    Sponsoring organization: American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
    Award amount: $72,500
    Title: “Multicenter Prospective Study for the Optimization of Treatment and Follow-Up for Proximal Humerus Fractures”

Awards for the 2024 funding cycle will be distributed immediately by AAOS, with the sponsoring organizations providing incremental funding toward each project.

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