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ORS provides awards and grants for the early career and established investigator based on high-quality abstracts including ORS Research Section Awards.

The Presenting Authors of abstracts submitted prior to the September 30, 2021 deadline will automatically be considered for all applicable ORS Research Section Awards based on information gathered when submitting your abstract.



Presentation # 245
Molecular Signatures Distinguish Callus Senescent Cells From Inflammatory Cells
Jiatong Liu, University of Rochester Medical Center

Presentation # 173
Yap-mediated Transcriptional Regulation Of Periosteal Progenitor Activation
Madhura Nijsure, University of Pennsylvania


Presentation # 1252
Injectable Mineral Coated Microparticles Platform To Enhance Mrna Delivery For Fracture Repair
Anna-Laura Nelson, MS, Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Presentation # 503
Estrogen Receptor α (ERα) In Osteoblasts Is Crucial For Mediating Vibration-induced Effects On Bone Fracture Healing
Lena Steppe, Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics

ORS Meniscus Research Section


Presentation # 134
In-vivo Identification Of Constitutive Material Parameters Of Healthy And Osteoarthritic Lateral Menisci Based On Magnetic Resonance Imaging And Inverse Finite Element Analysis
Jonas Schwer, Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics


Presentation # 1020
Cyclic Tensile Stretch Modulates Inflammatory Effects For Both Inner And Outer Zone Porcine Meniscal Cells
Rebecca Irwin, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine

Presentation # 1034
Differential Regulation Of Sdf1/cxcr4 Signaling Arms In Progenitor Cell-mediated Meniscus Repair
Jay Trivedi, PhD, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital

ORS Orthopaedic Implants Research Section


Presentation # 32
Using Machine Learning To Predict Internal Rotation After Anatomic And Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Mark Lemoine, PhD, Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland

Presentation # 350
Mri-based Radiomic Analysis Of Soft Tissue Reactions Near Total Hip Arthroplasty
Kevin Koch, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Presentation #
Using Machine Learning To Predict Internal Rotation After Anatomic And Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Christopher Roche, Exactech, Inc. 


Presentation # 1717
Fretting And Corrosion Of Dual Mobility Hip Metal Liners: Role Of Design, Microstructure,
And Malseating
Deborah Hall, BS, Rush University Medical Center

Presentation # 1643
Spinopelvic Mobility In THA And Lumbar Fusion Patients Across A Range Of Common
Functional X-ray Positions
Casey Myers, University Denver

Presentation # 1714
Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping Of Brain Regions To Assess Metal Deposition Following Total Hip Arthroplasty And Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty
Matthew Teeter, Western University

ORS Preclinical Models Research Section


Presentation # 1764
High-Throughput Semi-Automated Segmentation Of Murine Hindpaw Micro-CT Datasets Identifies The Cuboid As A Reliable Longitudinal Biomarker Of Arthritic Progression In TNF-Tg Mice
Yue Peng, MS, University of Rochester Medical Center 


Presentation # 144
Complement Factor D/Adipsin Knockout Mice Demonstrate Disparate Pain And Structural Damage Phenotypes In Obesity-induced Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis
Kelsey Collins, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Presentation # 153
Pre-clinical Evaluation Of A Nanoparticle Formulaton Of Mithramycin A For Treatment Of Ewing Sarcoma
Jason Horton, PhD, SUNY Upstate Medical University


Presentation # 1433
Voluntary Wheel Running Promotes Sex-Dependent Changes In The Disease Progression Of TNF-Tg Mice With Inflammatory Erosive Arthritis
H. Mark Kenney, MS, University of Rochester Medical Center

Presentation # 1339
Testing A New Microparticulate Depot Formulation Of Buprenorphine For Sustained Post-surgical Analgesia In Mouse Femoral Fracture Models
Annemarie Lang, DVM, PhD, Charite-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin

ORS Spine Research Section


Presentation # 39
Deficits In Cartilage Endplate Composition Assessed By UTE MRI Associate With More Severe Disc Degeneration In Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
Noah Bonnheim, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Presentation # 115
An In-vivo Model Of Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy Capturing Early Stage Inflammation & Later Stage Hypertrophy
Kevin Burt, MS, Columbia University

Presentation # 23
Infectious And Autoinflammatory Etiologies Of Modic Type 1 Changes Have Different Cytokine Profiles
Irina Heggli, Center of Experimental Rheumatology, University Hospital, University of Zurich


Presentation # 1108
Tgfβ Signaling Is Required For Sclerotome Resegmentation During Development Of The Spinal Column In Gallus Gallus
Sade Clayton, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Presentation # 1799
On The Effects Of Human Surgical Intervertebral Disc Tissue Promoting An Inflammatory Disc Degeneration Environment In Vitro
Jennifer Gansau, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Presentation # 1831
Actomyosin Contractility Protects Elastic And Viscoelastic Material Properties Of The Nucleus Pulpous Against Inflammatory Stimulation
Timothy Jacobsen, Columbia University

Presentation # 1988
Asymmetrical Lumbar Intervertebral Motion In Chronic Low Back Pain
Marit Johnson, PT, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Presentation # 1822
Donor Sex Is A Significant Contributor To The Response Of The Intervertebral Disc To Injury In Vitro
Hagar Kenawy, BME, Columbia University

Presentation # 959
A Mechano-Responsive Annular Repair Device For Biologics Delivery In The Goat Cervical Spine
Ana Peredo, BS, University of Pennsylvania  

ORS Strategies in Clinical Research Section


Presentation # 271
Combination Of Preoperative Proms Phenotype (Pain, Function And Mental Health) Predicts Outcome After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Nicolas Piuzzi, MD, Cleveland Clinic

ORS Tendon Research Section


Presentation # 155
Non-muscle Myosins Are Critical Regulators Of Skeletal And Connective Tissue Formation
Mary Evans, BS, University of Pennsylvania

Presentation # 225
Hedgehog Signaling Directs Cell Differentiation And Improves Enthesis Healing By A
Cell-autonomous Mechanism

Fei Fang, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center

Presentation # 226
Defining The Time-dependent Requirement For Scleraxis-lineage Cells During Tendon Healing
Antonion Korcari, MS, University of Rochester


Presentation # 1165
Spatial Transcriptomics Defines Key Transcriptional Regulators Driving Fibrotic Tendon Healing
Jessica Ackerman, MS, University of Rochester Medical Center

Presentation # 1174
Conditional Deletion Of Piezo1 In Scleraxis-lineage Cells During Healing Alters Cellular Activation And Impairs Tendon Function
Anne Nichols, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center

Presentation # 1154
Targeted, Inducible Depletion Of ScxLin Cells Disrupts Tendon Homeostasis And Accelerates Aging-associated Compositional And Structural Changes In The Extracellular Matrix
Antonion Korcari, MS, University of Rochester

Presentation # 1163
Spatial Transcriptomics Defines Key Transcriptional Regulators Driving Fibrotic Tendon Healing
Tino Stauber, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich & Institute for Biomechanics, ETH Zurich 

Tendon 3-Minute Elevator Pitch Competition
held during the
ORS Tendon Research Section Scientific Meeting

Harnessing Nature for Tendon Regenerative Medicine: Biological Insight Using the MRL/MpJ Mouse Model to Engineer Protein-Based Therapeutics
Jason Marvin, MS, Cornell University

Mechanically Competent Chitosan‐Based Bioadhesive for Tendon‐to‐Bone Repair
Fei Fang, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center

Grasping Python-Tooth-Inspired Device for Enhanced Rotator Cuff Repair
Iden Kurtaliaj, MS, Columbia University

The Call for Submissions is Now Closed.

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