The ORS is pleased to announce the establishment of a new mid-career investigator achievement award: the ORS Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award.

Beginning with the ORS 2019 Annual Meeting, the ORS Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award will be given annually to a mid-career (between 10 and 20 years beyond their terminal degree, e.g., PhD, MD, DVM) ORS member in good standing who has made significant contributions to the mentorship of rising scientists, engineers, and/or clinician/scientists in the fields of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science and engineering. Emphasis will be given towards the awardee’s sustained commitment to mentorship and activities that advance diversity and inclusive excellence in these fields. The awardee should have also made significant research contributions and have demonstrated leadership or capacity for leadership in the field.

Adele L. Boskey, PhD, a crystallographer by training, was a pioneer and leader in the field of biomineralization. She applied her expertise to advance both knowledge of fundamental musculoskeletal biology as well as clinical translation of that knowledge for the benefit of patients. Dr. Boskey was also an extraordinary mentor and leader. She inspired and mentored untold numbers of students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and new investigators, including clinician/scientists.

Dr. Boskey was the first woman to serve as president of the Orthopaedic Research Society. She furthered the advancement of diversity and inclusive excellence in the ORS by co-founding the Women’s Leadership Forum. In all that she did, Dr. Boskey set an extraordinary example through her quiet yet effective leadership that clearly and emphatically valued ethical behavior, equitable opportunity and respect for pursuit of the highest quality in musculoskeletal research.

This award is given in recognition of Dr. Adele Boskey’s pioneering and seminal research contributions, her sustained commitment to mentorship throughout her decades-long career, and to the legacy of orthopaedic clinician/scientists, biologists, and engineering researchers and leaders that she launched.

To learn more about the award or to nominate a colleague for the award visit the ORS website. Nominations for the inaugural award are open now and will close October 12, 2018. The award includes a monetary gift of $5,000.

ORS hopes to raise $125,000 to fund the ORS Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award in perpetuity. If you would like to support this effort please make your contribution to the Adele L. Boskey fund today.