Announcing 2019 Research Award Recipients

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved funding for 10 research awards this spring. The recipients are:

J. Edouard Samson Award:

Dr. Olufemi Ayeni (Hamilton, ON) – “A Comprehensive Approach to Evaluating and Managing FAI: An Evidence Based Program

Special Awards:

Carroll A. Laurin Award, recognizing excellence in clinical research:
Drs. Kristen Barton and Brent Lanting (London, ON) – The role of knee joint synovitis in dissatisfied total knee arthroplasty patients”

Robert B. Salter Award, recognizing excellence in basic science research:
Drs. Charles G. Fisher and Raphaële Charest-Morin (Vancouver, BC) – “Denosumab for Giant Cell Tumors of the Spine; Molecular Predictors of Clinical Response”

Cy Frank Award, recognizing excellence in innovation:
Dr. Glen Richardson (Halifax, NS) – “The Effect of Sagittal Plane Resection during Total Knee Arthroplasty on RSA Migration of Tibial Baseplates”

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Grants:

Dr. Herman Johal (Hamilton, ON) – Changes in Reliability when Assessing Multiple Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (CRAM-PROMs)”

Dr. Vickas Khanna (Hamilton, ON) – “Predicting Persistent Pain and Dissatisfaction after Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Multicentre Cohort Study”

Dr. Paul R. Kuzyk (Toronto, ON) – “Targeted Delivery of Fetuin Using Titania Nanotubes for Prevention and Treatment of Heterotopic Ossification”

Dr. Brad Meulenkamp (Ottawa, ON) – “Development and Field-Testing a Patient Decision-Aid for Management of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture”

Drs. K.C. Geoffrey Ng and Paul E. Beaulé (Ottawa, ON) – “The Effects of Anteverting Periacetabular Osteotomy on Acetabular Retroversion and Hip Capsular Mechanics”

Drs. Jesse Wolfstadt and Amir Khoshbin (Toronto, ON) – “DIFFIR: Geriatric DIstal Femur: FIxation versus Replacement – A Randomized Controlled Trial of Acute Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) versus Distal Femur Replacement (DFR)”

All applications are reviewed and ranked by the Foundation’s Research Review Panel. Click here for further details about the COF’s research program.

The research program is made possible thanks to the generous support of surgeons, industry partners and individual donors, and is largely supported through the Powering Pain Free Movement campaign. Special thanks to our funding partners.