Washington University Orthopedics Hosts OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposium

Washington University Orthopedics was honored to host the 18th Annual Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Resident Research Symposium on Friday, September 9, 2016. The event was held at the Eric. P. Newman Center on the Washington University School of Medicine Campus.

Washington University resident Sara Putnam, MD, introduced the keynote speaker Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, from Rush University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Jacobs spoke on “Tribocorrosion: Concepts and Clinical Ramifications”.

The 65 in attendance included Washington University residents, and resident presenters from programs all across the Midwest, including St. Louis University, University of Kentucky, University of Arkansas, University of Nebraska, Kansas University Medical Center, University of Missouri – Columbia, and University of Iowa.

Abstract presentations were given by 28 residents, three of which were Washington University residents. Farshid Guilak, PhD, and Matthew Silva, PhD, served as moderators, and Washington University residents Sara Putnam, MD, Craig Louer, MD, Devon Nixon, MD, and Ronak Patel served as co-moderators.

Judges included Drs. Farshid Guilak, Matthew Silva, Joshua Jacobs and David Bumpass (Washington University alumni who is now at the University of Arkansas). 


First Place - $1500
Craig R. Louer, MD

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Postural Stability in Older Adults with a Distal Radius Fracture

Second Place - $1000
Alex R. Wessel, MD

University of Missouri-Columbia

Assessment of Reamer Irrigator Aspirator (RIA) Filtrate’s Osteoinductive Potential in Vivo

Third Place - Tie - $500 each
Benjamin Todd Raines, MD
University of Missouri-Columbia

Effects of Caffeine on Intervertebral Disc Cell Viability in a Whole Organ Culture Model

Chad E. Songy, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The Effect of the Beach Chair Position Angle on Cerebral Oxygenation During Shoulder Surgery


About the Washington University Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program has been ranked as the #2 residency program in the country by US News & World Report and Doximity since 2013. The program is directed by Sandra Klein, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University Orthopedics. The program provides young physicians a set of unique educational opportunities, benefiting from customized learning experiences in a challenging environment, with continual mentorship from attending faculty along the way. To learn more about the Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, please visit our Orthopaedic Residency website.

About the OREF

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) was founded in 1955 to ensure an expanding base of knowledge and effective, evidence-based treatment protocols for orthopaedic surgeons to continually improve patient care. Since its founding, OREF has funded more than $143 million in research and educational grants and awards that benefit all of orthopaedics. For more information about OREF grants and awards, please visit www.oref.org. Follow OREF on its Facebook page (OREFtoday) and on Twitter (@OREFtoday).

About the ORS

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) is the pre-eminent organization for the advancement of musculoskeletal research. It seeks to transform the future through global multidisciplinary collaborations—focusing on the complex challenges of orthopaedic treatment. The ORS advances the global orthopaedic research agenda through excellence in research, education, collaboration, communication and advocacy. The ORS Annual Meeting, MyORS.org, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Research provide vital forums for the musculoskeletal community to discuss the current state of orthopaedic research. For more information or to join the ORS, please go to www.ors.org. Follow ORS on its Facebook page (Orthopaedic Research Society) and on Twitter (@ORSSociety).

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