Announcing Research Award Recipients

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved funding for the following research awards:

J. Édouard Samson Award:

Dr. Alan Getgood (London, ON) – “Anterolateral augmentation of ACL Reconstruction

Special Awards:

Carroll A. Laurin Award, recognizing excellence in clinical research:

Dr. Kevin Smit (Ottawa, ON) – “Is Spinal Motion Preserved Following Vertebral Body Tethering for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis? A Prospective Study”

Robert B. Salter Award, recognizing excellence in basic science research:

Dr. Unni Narayanan (Toronto, ON)Validation of the Patient Reported Outcomes of Fracture Healing (PROOF) Questionnaires for Evaluation of Pediatric Upper and Lower Extremity Fracture Outcomes”

Cy Frank Award, recognizing excellence in innovation:

Devin Lemmex (Winnipeg, MB) – “The impact of varying weightbearing restrictions on postoperative outcomes following arthroscopic surgery for femoroacetabular impingement: a randomized pilot”

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Grants:

Drs. W. Brent Edwards and Prism Schneider (Calgary, AB) – “Effects of high-dose bisphosphonate treatment on fatigue properties and fracture patterns in ovariohysterectomized rabbits”

Drs. Brent Lanting and Matthew Teeter (London, ON) – “Hybrid PET/MRI imaging of joint stiffness in total knee arthroplasty”

Drs. Evangelos Tyrpenou and John Antoniou (Montreal, QC) – “Influence of Lumbar Spine Fusion on Total Hip Replacement Patients”

All applications are reviewed and ranked by the Foundation’s Research Review Panel.

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.