ORS New Investigator Recognition Awards

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ORS New Investigator Recognition Award

New Investigator Award

The New Investigator Recognition Awards (NIRA) are presented to ten individuals during the ORS Annual Meeting for their work as young investigators.

  • NIRA candidates must have completed a residency or a PhD at the time of submission of their abstract to qualify, and must not have more than the equivalent of 5 years of active research experience (i.e., approved institutional leaves of absence excluded) beyond completion of their residency or PhD.
  • Candidates must be the first-listed and presenting author on the abstract submitted for the annual meeting, as well as corresponding author and cannot be a previous award winner.
  • The work must clearly be that of the applicant and not that of any co-author.
  • Potential candidates must indicate a desire to compete by checking the NIRA box during the online abstract submission.
  • Candidates must be a member of the ORS in good standing.

Note: You need to be a current member in good standing of the ORS, to be eligible for this award. If you are not a member, visit our membership section of the website for an application. Thank you for your interest.

Forty finalists are chosen to present at the Annual Meeting – an oral presentation in the NIRA Presentations Session and a poster that will be up all four days of the meeting.  nd NIRA Finalists must be present at their posters during the Poster Sessions to maintain eligibility. Alternates cannot present on their behalf. Finalists will be interviewed by the NIRA committee.

Award recipients will be selected upon the quality and presentation of material in the abstract during the podium presentation, the quality of the poster, and the ability to discuss the material.

Awards are presented at the Annual Meeting during the ORS Awards Session.

2017 New Investigator Recognition Award Recipients

From left to right:

Marjolein van der Meulen (NIRA Chair), Bhranti S. Shah, Yinshi Ren, Lijun Wang, Daniel W. Youngstrom, Rosanne M. Raftery, Masahiro Ishikawa, Yuchen Wang, David N. Paglia, Sarah E. Gullbrand, Edward D. Bonnevie

2017 NIRA Winners List

Edward D. Bonnevie
Chondrocyte Death, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and Apoptosis are Mediated by Friction and Local Shear Strain
Co-Authors:  Michelle L. Delco, Lena R. Bartell, Naveen Jasty, Itai Cohen, Lisa A. Fortier, Lawrence J. Bonassar
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
NIRA Supported by:  Washington University in St. Louis

Sarah E. Gullbrand
Engineered Endplates Enhance the In Vivo Performance of a Replacement Disc-Like Angle Ply Structure (DAPS)
Co-Authors:  John T. Martin, Beth G. Ashinsky, Dong Hwa Kim, Lachlan J. Smith, Dawn Elliott, Harvey Smith, Robert Mauck
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
NIRA Supported by:  Hospital for Special Surgery

Masahiro Ishikawa
Elucidating The Mechanism of Anti-IsdB-mediated S.aureus Sepsis And Death Following Surgical Site Infection In A MRSA Implant-associated Osteomyelitis Model
Co-Authors:  Kohei Nishitani, Karen L. de Mesy Bentley, Noriaki Yokogawa, Benjamin L. Smith, Hiromu Ito, Stephen L. Kates, John L. Daiss, Edward M. Schwarz
Center for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Department of Orthopedic surgery, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Department of Orthopedic surgery, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
NIRA Supported by:  Brown University

David N. Paglia
Il17 A & B and Their Respective Receptors Are Regulated By Runx3 During Fracture Healing
Co-Authors:  Satoko Matsumura, Joseph Lorenzo, Mark F. Hansen, Hicham Drissi
UConn Health, Farmington, CT
NIRA Supported by:  University of Minnesota Medical Center

Rosanne M. Raftery
Translating the Fundamental Role of Osteogenic-Angiogenic Coupling in Bone Formation: Highly Efficient Combinatorial Gene-Activated Scaffolds Accelerate Bone Regeneration in Critical-sized Defects
Co-Authors:  Irene Mencía Castaño, Gang Chen, Brian Quinn, Brenton Kavanagh, Caroline Curtin, Sally-Ann Cryan, Fergal J. O’Brien
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
NIRA Supported by:  University of Rochester Medical Center

Yinshi Ren
Novel Roles of NOTCH and HES1 Signaling in Cartilage Maintenance and Osteoarthritis
Co-Authors:  Jianquan Chen, Zhaoyang Liu, Anthony Mirando, Matthew Hilton
Duke University, Durham, NC, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
NIRA Supported by: International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS)

Bhranti S. Shah
High Mobility Group Box-1 Promotes Pro-inflammatory Signaling in Human Nucleus Pulposus Cells via Toll-Like Receptor 4
Co-Authors:  Tiago Fernandes, D. Olivier Alipui, Kathryn T. Weber, M. Chris Overby, Mitchell Levine, Nadeen O. Chahine
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
NIRA Supported by:  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

Lijun Wang
SHP2 Regulates Endochondral Ossification by Modulating Osteogenic Differentiation of Hypertrophic Chondrocytes
Co-Authors:  Chunlin Zuo, Douglas C. Moore, Qian Wu, Jiahui Huang, Liqin Xie, Matthew L. Warman, Michael G. Ehrlich and Wentian Yang
Department of Orthopaedics, Brown University Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, New York, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
NIRA Supported by:  University of California, San Francisco 

Yuchen Wang
Delivery of β-Catenin Agonists via Targeted Nanoparticles to Enhance Fracture Healing
Co-Authors:  Michael P. Baranello, Maureen Newman, Tzong-Jen Sheu, J. Edward Puzas, Danielle S.W. Benoit
University of Rochester, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rochester, NY, University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Musculoskeletal Research, Rochester, NY, University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester, NY
NIRA Supported by:  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

Daniel W. Youngstrom
Notch Signaling Regulates Mesenchymal-Osteoblast Differentiation
Co-Author:  Kurt D. Hankenson
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
NIRA Supported by:  Duke University Medical Center

 

2016

Kevin Bell, PhD, NIRA Supported by Washington University
Jonathan M. Brunger, PhD, NIRA Supported by Brown University
Jang-Hwan Choi, NIRA Supported by University of Rochester Medical Center
Julianne Huegel, PhD, NIRA Supported by Hospital for Special Surgery
Tomohiro Kayama, MD, MBBS, Bsc(hons), NIRA Supported by Duke University Medical Center
Christopher O’Conor, PhD, NIRA Supported by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Joo Han Oh, MD, PhD, NIRA Supported by University of California, San Francisco
Prism S Schneider, NIRA Supported by University of Minnesota Medical Center
Wei Tong, PhD, NIRA Supported by International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society
Susumu Wada, MD, NIRA Supported by University of Pennsylvania

2015

Tomohiro Fujiwara, NIRA Supported by Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
Bing Yu, NIRA Supported by Brown University
Yohei Kawakami, MD, PhD, NIRA Supported by Duke Orthopaedics
Jason A. Horton, PhD, NIRA Supported by Hospital for Special Surgery
Whasil Lee, NIRA Supported by International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICORS)
Michael B. Geary, BA, NIRA Supported by University of California, San Francisco
Jason D. Gibson, PhD, NIRA Supported by University of Pennsylvania Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders
Kohei Nishitani, NIRA Supported by University of Pittsburgh
Andrea G. Schwartz, PhD, NIRA Supported by University of Rochester Medical Center
Tsung-Lin Tsai, NIRA Supported by University of Minnesota
Iain R. Murray, MD, NIRA Supported by Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

2014
Kun Yang, PhD, $1,000 winner NIRA Supported by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
Shankar Thiagarajah, NIRA Supported by PENN, Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders
Peter Grunert, MD, NIRA Supported by Duke University
Masato Yuasa, MD, NIRA Supported by University of Rochester Medical Center
Ciara M. Murphy, PhD, NIRA Supported by University of California, San Francisco and Orthopaedic Trauma Institute
Kensuke Kubota, NIRA Supported by Hospital for Special Surgery
Vincent P. Willard, PhD, NIRA Supported by the American Geriatrics Society
Julia Chen, PhD, NIRA Supported by University of Pittsburgh
Shan Li, NIRA Supported by International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society
Hongchuan Yu, NIRA Supported by University of Minnesota
Chia-Lung Wu, MS, NIRA Supported by Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

2013
Yupeng Chen, $1,000
William Lack, MD – Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons/CORR (ABJS/CORR) – Clinical
Haruo Kanno, MD, PhD – Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons/CORR (ABJS/CORR) – Basic Science
Valeri Siclari, PhD – Sponsored by the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS)
Brya Matthews, PhD – Sponsored by the Hospital for Special Surgery
Marjolein Caron – Sponsored by the University of Rochester Medical Center
Megan Killian, PhD – Sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco
Nathaniel Dyment, PhD
Chang Lee, PhD – Sponsored by the American Geriatric Society (AGS)
Tetsuya Kuramoto

2012
Jie Shen,$1,000
Dennis Remst – Sponsored by: American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
Kenneth Urish
Sirish K Kondabolu
Meina Wang
Chathuraka T Jayasuriya – Award given in the name of the US Bone and Joint Initiative
Kei Imagawa, MD
Joerg H Holstein, MD – Sponsored by: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)
Diane Nam, MD
Xueqin Gao – Sponsored by: International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS)

2011
Kristen Moffat, PhD – $1,000 Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
Erik R Sampson, PhD – Sponsored by CORR/Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Clinical
Do Soung, PhD – Sponsored by CORR/Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Basic Science
Muhammad Farooq Rai, PhD – Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Oran Kennedy, PhD – Award given in the name of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD)
Qing Yang, MD – Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
Tomoyuki Nakasa- Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
Shingo Hashimoto, MD, PhD – Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
Naosuke Kamei, MD, PhD – Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
Niamh C Nowlan, PhD -Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)

2010
Christopher Price, PhD – $1,000 Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
Karen Troy – Sponsored by CORR/Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Clinical
Takeshi Minashima – Sponsored by CORR/Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Basic Science
Shigeru Miyaki, PhD – Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Hongbin Lu – Sponsored by the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society
Kenneth M Kozloff, PhD – Award given in the name of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD)
Roger Cornwall, MD – Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
Daniel Toben – Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
James D Wernle – Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
Songlin Peng, MS – Sponsored by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)

2009
Choongsoo Shin,$1,000 winner
Young-Min Kwon, Sponsored by CORR/Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Clinical
Eve Donnelly, Sponsored by CORR/Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Basic Science
Xiaowei Sherry Liu, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Wei Hou, Sponsored by the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society
Riku Hayashi, Award given in the name of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD)
Mona Dvir-Ginzberg
Samir Trehan
Takayuki Furumatsu
Akiro Higashikawa

2008
Takehiko Matsushita, MD, $1,000 winner, Sponsored by Wyeth
Yukio Akasaki, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Kazuya Kitamura, Sponsored by CORR/Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Clinical
Naoki Kondo, Sponsored by CORR/Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Basic Science
Fiona H. Zhou, PhD, Sponsored by the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society
Shin Miyatake, MD, Award given in the name of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD)
Takao Setoguchi, Sponsored by Wyeth
Mei Zhu, MD, Sponsored by Wyeth
Shi-Lu Chia, Sponsored by Wyeth
Tetsuro Ohba, Sponsored by Wyeth

2007
Dean H Lang, $1,000 winner, Sponsored by Wyeth
Riku Sakimura, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Bing Wang, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Clinical
Kyung Ok Kim, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Basic Science
Chao Xie, Sponsored by the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society
Wei Zhu, Award given in the name of the Bone and Joint Decade
Yasumu Kijima, Sponsored by Wyeth
Mitra Lavasani, Sponsored by Wyeth
Yu Zhang, Sponsored by Wyeth
Eric M Darling, Sponsored by Wyeth

2006
Xue Yang, $1,000 winner, Sponsored by Amgen
Kei Miyamoto, MD, PhD, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Roberta Faccio, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Clinical
Yasuhiko Nishio, MD, PhD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Basic Science
Mo Chen, Sponsored by the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society
Laoise McNamara, Award given in the name of the Bone and Joint Decade
Philipp Schneider, Sponsored by Amgen
Luis Cardoso Landa, PhD, Sponsored by Amgen
Michael J Jaasma, PhD, Sponsored by Amgen
Jonathan B Fitzgerald, BS, Sponsored by Amgen

2005
Shaoxia Zhou, $1,000 winner
Kimihiko Sawakami, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
Xinping Zhang, PhD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Clinical
Wei Wang, PhD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – Basic Science
Run Shen, Award givien in the name of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD)
Andrew Ho, MD
Tian-Fang Li, MD, PhD, MSc
Jinping Xu
Chuanju Liu, PhD
Celine Colnot, PhD

2004
Richard Schneider, $1,000 award winner
Thomas Pufe, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Julia S Kuliwaba, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Clinical
Bang H Hoang, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Basic Science
Janet E Tapper, Award given in the name of the Bone and Joint Decade
ChunBong B Ma, Sponsored by the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society
Oscar K Lee
Stuart J Warden
Delphine S Perie-Curnier
Chaoyang Chen

2003
Timothy M. Ritty, PhD, $1,000 award winner
James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Matthias Honl, MD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Clinical
Moonsoo Jin, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Basic Science
Bryan T. Kelly
Tadahiko Kubo
David L. Glaser, MD
David Hannallah, MD
Tomoya Matsunobu, MD
Takuji Matsumoto

2002
Fumihiko Nakatani MD, $1,000 award winner
Katsuaki Kanbe MD, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
J Mark Wilkinson, MB ChB, PhD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Clinical
Glen L Niebur, PhD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Basic Science
Lisa A Fortier, DVM
Matyas Czipri, MD
Alexander Robling, PhD
Leon Nesti, PhD MD
Fergal O’Brien
Gerard Schmidmaier, MD

2001
Kathleen T Rousche, PhD, $1,000 award winner
Kuzuo Yudoh, MD, PhD, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Sevan Hopyan, MD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Clinical
Toshiki Miura, MD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Basic Science
Yoshihiro Matsumoto, MS
Ulrich Noth, MD
Lei Wei, PhD
Christopher R Purple, PhD
Suzuyo Ohashi, PhD
Xudong Li, MD

2000
Yousef Abu-Amer, PhD, $1,000 award winner
Kathy Buhl, MS, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Markus Heller, MS, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Clinical
Michael A K Liebschner, PhD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Basic Science
Scott Meyer MD
Qiuqian Wu
Sean Nicklin
Henning Madry, MD
Lian P Xing, MD
Tasuku Mashiba

1999
Kazuhiro Tanaka MD, PHD, $1,000 award winner
Elizabeth T Hsiao, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Tung-Wu Lu, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Clinical
Edward Schwarz, PhD, Sponsored by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – Basic Science
John R Mosley
Norimasa Nakamura, MD
Peter L Mente, PhD
Xuechu Zhen
Hirotaka Haro, PhD
Fackson Mwale, PhD

1998
Scott A Yerby, PHD, Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society
Randy Goomer, PhD
Qian Chen, PhD
Eleftherios P Paschalis, PhD
Weiyong Gu, PhD
Janey D Whalen
Thomas WF Mittlmeier, MD
Ichiro Sekiya, MD
Stephen E Gould, PhD

1997
Hiroshi Hatano
Yasuharu Nakashima MD
Yohichi Ezura MD
Shunichi Murakami, MD
Jill Ann Helms, PhD
Joyce H Keyak, PhD
Marina D’Angelo PhD
Anthony Hayes

1996
Lisa Durrant
James D Kang, MD
Partap S Khalsa
Thorsten Kirsch, PhD
Brian D Mariani
Kenneth J Noonan, MD
Matthew J Silva, PhD
Jack H Wang

1995
Patrick W Lawlor
Howard A. Chansky, MD
George A Dahir, MD
Mark S Smeltzer, PhD
TJA Mommersteeg
Monique Vandermolen
Z Maria Oden
Wen Chao, MD

1994
Farshid Guilak, PhD
Jian-Ling Yao, MD
Greta M Lee, PhD
Paul Pollice, MD
Diane Raab-Cullen, PhD
Ted S Gross, PhD
Sheldon Lin, MD
Brodie Wood

1993
Kjell S Olmarker, MD
Annette Lundgaard, MD
TL Lincoln
Harry K.W. Kim, MD
GS Kitay
Jo A Hannafin, MD
K Hoy, Honorable Mention
AHRW Simpson, Honorable Mention
NA Hadley, Honorable Mention
Seiya S Jingushi, MD, Honorable Mention
Roger Nightingale, Honorable Mention
R Pereia, Honorable Mention

1992
Carl R Flannery, PhD
Steve P Evanko
Benjamin A Alman, MD
Rick B Delamarter, MD
X Edward Guo, PhD
Scott J Hollister, PhD

For more information contact ORS Education Manager Mary Jo Heflin heflin@ors.org

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