Linda Sandell, PhD, Receives Alfred R. Shands, Jr., MD Award from Orthopaedic Research Society

Linda Sandell, PhD, received the Alfred R. Shands, Jr., MD Award at the 2015 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting, held on March 28-31 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This award is presented each year to a United States or Canadian citizen who has made significant contributions to orthopaedics, and recognizes the devotion of a significant portion of the professional’s lifetime to furthering knowledge in the fields of musculoskeletal disease. The Alfred R. Shands, Jr., MD Award is sponsored by the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the award recipient is chosen by the ORS President. To learn more about the Alfred R. Shands, Jr., MD Award and the ORS, please click here.

Dr. Sandell is the Mildred B. Simon Research Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Co-Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Sandell’s laboratory focuses on gene regulation of extracellular matrix proteins and osteoarthritis.

Dr. Sandell has been the recipient of numerous awards, such as the Ann Doner Vaughan Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Research in Musculoskeletal Biology from the American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons, Outstanding Scientist Award from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and the Women’s Leadership Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society. She is a Basic Science Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and has served as President of the Orthopaedic Research Society from 1999-2000, and President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International from 2010-2013. Dr. Sandell is the author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and books. She is a past member of the Advisory council of the NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (NIAMS) and has served as chairman of three Gordon Conferences, Collagen and Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Science and founded the Cartilage Gordon Conference. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Associate Editor of the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. To learn more about Dr. Sandell, click here.