Congratulations to the 2023 ORS Tendon Section Award Winners!

2023 Winner Presentation Topic
Leanne Iannucci
National Institutes of Health
Dynamic Assessment of Progressive Tendon Degeneration Using Reflectance – or Transmission-Based Quantitative Polarized Light Imaging
Jacqueline Foody
Duke University
Tibial Plateau Slope and Depth Do Not Correlate with Elevated ACL Strain in Healthy Subjects
Maja Wolleb
ETH Zürich
Mechanical Tension Shapes Glucose Metabolism and Extracellular Matrix Homeostasis in Tendon
Tim Kamalitdinov
University of Pennsylvania
Biphasic Role of Hedgehog Signaling in Tunnel Integration Following ACL Reconstruction
Michael DiStefano
University of Pennsylvania
Collagen XII is a Critical Regulator of Supraspinatus Tendon Mechanics and Collagen Fiber Realignment Across Sex
Ashley Fung
University of Pennsylvania
Collagen XII Regulates Cell and Matrix Organization and Structure During Postnatal Tendon Development
Thomas Leahy
University of Pennsylvania
The Mechanosensor Focal Adhesion Kinase Regulates Cell Shape and Tendon Development
Giulia Crosio
Columbia University Medical Center
The Role Of IL33 in Tendon Healing and Inflammation
Yuki Fujikawa
Mie University Graduate School of Medicine
The Effects Of Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) On Achilles Tendon Injury
Ji-Hye Yea
John Hopkins University
Tppp3+ Tendon Sheath Progenitor Cells Contribute to Heterotopic Ossification After Traumatic Injury
Nicole Chittim
ETH Zürich
Murine Patellar Tendons in Targeted Piezo1 KO Mice Heal Faster in Vivo than Wild-Type
Giselle Kaneda
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Groovy Scaffolds Get iTenocytes in Line
Georgina Flynne-Smith
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
An Ultrasound Imaging Based Machine Learning Model for Early Prediction of Low Back Pain Chronification
Zizhao Li
University of Pennsylvania
Tunable Extracellular Matrix-Based Multiphasic Scaffold Systems for Rotator Cuff Repair