AAOS Now, March 2018
A New Take on Leadership in Orthopaedic Surgery
For more than 20 years, Dr. Tamara A. Scerpella's research efforts have focused on understanding the role of childhood and adolescent physical activity in the development of bone structure and strength. In 2008, she received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (RO1) for this work, which continues as the longest-running longitudinal study of its kind. As one of the few female, tenured, full professors in orthopaedic surgery in the United States, Dr.