AAOS Now, November 2007
Finding answers in good time
OREF’s Resident Research Symposia help residents stay current Even though orthopaedic residents have their hands full treating patients, some are motivated to take on the additional role of researcher. To help residents learn about and explore research as a possible career focus, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) provides funding and educational programs such as the annual Resident Research Symposia.
To grant or not to grant … that is the question
A conversation with NIAMS Director Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD To get an “insider’s perspective” of the grant-making process of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), AAOS Now’s senior science writer Annie Hayashi spoke with the agency’s director, Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD. NIAMS strives to “support scientific excellence” by awarding grants to orthopaedic clinician scientists. Ms.
Tools for young investigators seeking funding
Several orthopaedic associations have developed tools and programs for young clinician scientists. The following programs can help young investigators improve their chances for success in securing funding: Clinician Scientist Development Program (CSDP) The CSDP is a comprehensive program jointly sponsored by the AAOS, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) for residents interested in careers as clinician scientists. During the 1.
NIH/NIAMS help fund the future of orthopaedics
Orthopaedic clinician scientists travel different roads to find funding success If you not only love doing surgery but also enjoy delving into the science behind it, life as an orthopaedic clinician scientist may be your calling. Funding that dual career, however, can present unique and formidable challenges. For many clinician scientists, the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH/NIAMS) is an important source of funding.
Easing the application process
Among the 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), most orthopaedic-related research is funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). The 2007 budget for NIAMS was more than $508 million. Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD, is the director of NIAMS. Orthopaedic surgeon James S. Panagis, MD, MPH, directs the NIAMS orthopaedics extramural program.