Congratulations to the 2022 ORS International Section of Fracture Repair (ISFR) Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Louis Gerstenfeld, PhD.

The ORS International Section of Fracture Repair (ISFR) Lifetime Achievement Award proudly honors highly accomplished individuals who have throughout their career demonstrated and promoted the highest values of the ORS ISFR (collaboration, diversity, mentorship, innovation, scientific excellence) in their leadership, service, education, and professional relationships.

This prestigious award honors an investigator who has established themselves as a cutting-edge researcher and/or clinician scientist in the areas of fracture repair, bone regeneration, bone biology, or trauma.

The nominee:

  • Must be an ORS member and ISFR (Section) member in good standing
  • Has demonstrated over their career in basic, translational, or clinical research in the areas of of fracture repair, bone regeneration, bone biology, or trauma
  • Has demonstrated and exemplified innovation, collaboration, and mentorship during their career

Self-nominations will not be accepted.

A single letter of nomination (more than one signatory is acceptable) as fits the nominee criteria above and acceptable welcome to be submitted from all ORS members at all career stages (e.g. students).

Submission package must include:

  • A single letter of nomination (more than one signatory is acceptable), with special emphasis on the nominee’s substantive impact on the field of of fracture repair, bone regeneration, bone biology, or trauma.

This letter should address the following:

  • Overall impact on the field (including scientific excellence, clinical advancement and mentoring)
  • Innovation
  • Collaborative nature (national and international)
  • Engagement in fostering diversity and inclusion
  • A recent CV/Bio-sketch of the nominee in support of the nomination letter.

The selection of the Award recipient will be made by a committee consisting of ORS ISFR members, approved by the ORS ISFR Officers. Reviewers are not eligible to be nominated for the award and must remove themselves from award deliberations if they have submitted a letter of support for any of the applicants.

Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria, which should be explicitly addressed in the nomination letter:

  • Overall impact on the field (including scientific excellence/clinical practice and mentoring)
  • Innovation/Translation
  • Collaborative nature (national and international)
  • Engagement in fostering diversity and inclusion

The awardee will be recognized with a commemorative plaque and an be invited to present an award lecture at the annual ORS ISFR Scientific Meeting held during the ORS Annual Meeting.

Deadline for nominations: November 4, 2022

Submit a Nomination