AAOS Now, April 2008
Moving forward without losing the past
ORS president asks critical questions Using lessons he learned from his first mentor, studies he had conducted with interdisciplinary teams, and a bad bout with a lumbar disk, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) President Alan J. Grodzinsky, ScD, colorfully illustrated the “state of the union.” He also posed some critical questions about the future of the society in his address at the ORS annual meeting in San Francisco last month. Dr.
RDC meets with NIH officials on “orthopaedic agenda”
The AAOS Research Development Committee (RDC) met with several National Institutes of Health (NIH) institute directors following Research Capitol Hill Days. During the meeting with Alan M. Krensky, MD, director of the Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI), discussion focused on enhancing the AAOS research advances and messages. Dr. Krensky also provided an overview of efforts to fund transformative science via the NIH Roadmap.
Keeping the “E” in OREF
How OREF Educational Grants give orthopaedic surgeons the opportunity to excel Clinical and basic research have helped advance our understanding of principles and treatment applications in orthopaedic surgery. But to advance clinical application of those advancements, research must be coupled with education. Since 1955, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) has recognized the importance of funding educational activities in addition to research.