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Past Grant Recipients

This Year's Winners

Steven P. Arnoczky Young Investigator Grant

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Jonathan Hughes, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Clinical: Changes in In-Vivo Knee Kinematics After Revision ACL-R and Slope Osteotomy

Stephanie Wong, MD, University of California San Francisco

Basic: Sex Differences in FAIS Hip Synovium Leading to Differences in Outcomes

Sandy Kirkley Clinical Outcome Research Grant

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Benjamin Coobs, MD, Carilion Medical Center
Evaluating the Efficacy of Erector Spinae Block in Routine Hip Arthroscopy

Playmaker Grant

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Henry Ellis, MD, Scottish Rite for Children
Implementation of neurocognitive dual tasks to improve ACLR RTP assessment
Kristen Nicholson, PhD, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Utilizing new wearable tech to define elbow varus torque for safer RTS
Michael Yu, PhD, University of Utah
CT imaging of damaged collagens in OA cartilage

Osteoarthritis Grant

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Paula Hernandez, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Sex-Specific Molecular and Mechanical Factors in Cartilage Injury

Past Grant Winners

Steven P. Arnoczky Young Investigator Grant Winners

2023Jonathan Hughes, MDClinical: Changes in In-Vivo Knee Kinematics After Revision ACL-R and Slope Osteotomy
2023Stephanie Wong, MDBasic: Sex Differences in FAIS Hip Synovium Leading to Differences in Outcomes
2022Sarah Lander, MDClinical: Role of Sport Psychology in Post-op ACL Outcomes: A Randomized Control Trial
2022Alvin Su, MD, PhDBasic: Bioprinting Functional Cartilage Grafts with Zonal Characteristics
2021Mark Sommerfeldt, MD, University of AlbertaClinical: Utilizing Force Plates for Longitudinal Objective Assessment of Phase-Specific Neuromuscular Function in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Patients: Return to Play Implications
2021David Bernholt, MD, Campbell ClinicBasic: The Effect of Posterolateral Tibial Plateau Bone Loss on Knee Joint Kinematics and ACL Loading with Simulated Pivot-Shift
2020Michael Davies, MD, University of California – San FranciscoThe Role of Age in Fibroadipogenic Progenitor-Mediated Muscle Degeneration Following Rotator Cuff Tears
2020Aravind Athiviraham, MD, University of ChicagoComparing Meniscal Repair Biologic Augmentation: Marrow Venting Procedure Versus PRP (MVP Trial)
2019Drew Lansdown, MD, University of California – San FranciscoThe Relationship Between ACL Graft Quantitative Imaging Characteristics and Subjective and Functional Outcomes After ACL Reconstruction
2018Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD - Cedars Sinai Medical CenterRevisiting the Vascularity and Stem Cell Population of the Meniscal Avascular Zone Using 3D Imaging Technique
2017Brian Lewis, MD - Duke UniversityIn-vivo Evaluation of Femoroacetabular Cartilage Strain
2016Alan Zhang, MD - UCSFQuantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Femoroacetabular Impingement of the Hip
2015Thomas Kremen, MD - Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterNovel in vivo Nuclear Imaging of Stem Cells in Tendon Regeneration

Sandy Kirkley Clinical Outcome Research Grant Winners

2022Benjamin Coobs, MDEvaluating the Efficacy of Erector Spinae Block in Routine Hip Arthroscopy
2021Bradley Nelson, MD, University of MinnesotaLongitudinal Study of Youth Sports Participation: An evaluation of musculoskeletal injury rates, psycho-social development, and general physical health and development.
2020Dan Ogborn MSc (PT), PHD; Pan Am ClinicReady to Return? Functional Performance Testing Following Surgical Intervention for Anterior Shoulder Instability
2019Andrew J. Sheean, MD (San Antonio Military Medical Center)Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) for Post-Operative Rehabilitation Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction with Quadriceps Tendon Autograft: A Randomized Controlled Trial
2018Nikhil Verma, MD (Rush University Medical Center)Patient Outcomes Collection: How Can We Do Better? A Randomized Trial to Determine Factors Which May Affect Patient Compliance
2017Richard C. Mather, III, MD (Duke University)Using Social Incentives to Increase Response Rate to Routine Patient Reported Outcome Measurement after Episodic Healthcare Interventions
2016Jason Dragoo, MD (Stanford)Autologous Stem Cell Application versus Microfracture for the Treatment of Isolated Cartilage Defects
2015Clare Ardern, PhD (La Trobe University)Development and Trial of a Web-based Toolkit to Facilitate the Return to Sport Transition After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Playmaker Grant Winners

2022Jeremy M. Burnham, MD, Oschner HealthUse of Amniotic Membrane Graft for Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Harvest Site
2022Dhruv Seshadri, MD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterWearable Muscle Oxygen Saturation Sensor to Guide Return to Play Post ACLR
2021Nathan Wm. Skelley, MD, Sanford HealthUtilization of a 3D Printed Customized Knee Extender on Patient Outcomes Following ACL Injuries
2021Jonathan C. Riboh, MD, OrthoCarolina/Atrium Health Musculoskeletal InstituteBiobanking and High Dimensional Immunoprofiling of Synovium in Patients Undergoing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
2021Seth L. Sherman, MD, Stanford UniversitySmartphone-Based Kinematic Analysis for the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Physical Exam

Osteoarthritis Grant Winners

2022Paula Hernandez, PhDSex-Specific Molecular and Mechanical Factors in Cartilage Injury
2021Christopher Nagelli, MS, PhD, Mayo ClinicDelivery of Chondrogenic Genes for Articular Cartilage Repair
2019Camila B. Carballo, PT, PhD (Hospital for Special Surgery)Mechanical Loading Effects in OA Progression Following ACL Reconstruction: Assessment of Synovial Cells Activation
2017Li Zeng, PhD (Tufts University)Investigating Early Changes of The Joint Environment in Injury-Induced Osteoarthritis Progression
2016Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD (University of Colorado - Denver)Cartilage Repair with Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Delivered In A Novel Chondroitin Sulfate/Polyethylene Glycol Hydrogel in an Equine Animal Model
2015Blaine Christiansen, PhD (University of California, Davis)Inhibition of Cathepsin K for Preventing Osteoarthritis Following Non-Invasive ACL Rupture in Mice

Return to Play Clinical Research Winners

2022Ryan M. Degen, MD (University of Western Ontario)Post-Operative Functional Recovery in Patients with FAI
2019Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)Validation of an Evidence-Based Return To Sport Decision Tool After ACL Reconstruction
2018Kristin Archer, PT, PHD, DPT ( Vanderbilt University Medical Center)Improving ACL Reconstruction Return To Play Outcomes Through Psychologically Informed Rehabilitation

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