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  • AOSSM Sandy Kirkley Clinical Outcome Research Grant

    The late Dr. Sandy Kirkley was a passionate advocate for well-conducted randomized controlled trials to evaluate the efficacy of interventions in orthopaedic sports medicine. It was her strong contention that the field must "rise to the challenge of designing and implementing clinical trials that provide the same level of evidence in support of treatments as our nonsurgical colleagues demand." It is one of her intellectual legacies, then, that our profession in general and the Society specifically embrace and support outcome research that has the potential to inform evidence-based practice.


    To honor the memory and spirit of Dr. Kirkley, AOSSM established a $20,000 grant that provides start-up, "seed," or supplemental funding for an outcome research project or pilot study. One grant will be awarded each year and eligible applicants are not restricted to newer investigators as is the case for the Young Investigator Grants.


    To begin the application process, please review the guidelines specific to this grant and complete all information as described.


    Applications are currently being accepted.

    Pre-review Deadline: August 15, 2015 

    Final Deadline: December 1, 2015 at 11:59 PM CT


    No extensions will be granted so please plan accordingly. Please contact Kevin M. Boyer, MPH with any questions.