Research Development Committee


Overall Purpose/Mission

To promote orthopaedic research through advocacy, education, and recognition of excellence.



1. Align all activities to support execution and achievement of the mission, vision, goals, strategic objectives and metrics of the Strategic Plan and conduct all business in accordance with the Core Values as adopted by the Board of Directors.

2. Develop strong relationships with research funding organizations and advocacy groups. Advocate for musculoskeletal research funding on a federal level.

3. Initiate, supervise and summarize musculoskeletal research findings through annual research symposia and publications.

4. Create and oversee programs that encourage development of young orthopaedic investigators.

5. Promote and recognize excellence in musculoskeletal research by selecting Kappa Delta awardees and by increasing the visibility and impact of musculoskeletal research awards.


Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Council on Research and Quality




Five (5) Members at Large

Two (2) ORS Representatives

One (1) OREF Representative

One (1) Consultant

One (1) Resident

Term of Office

For chair, two (2) years; eligible for one (1) additional two (2) year term.

For members-at-large, two (2) years; eligible for one (1) additional two (2) year term.


Staff Liaison (title)

Manager, Research Advocacy


Last Updated: 3/20/17