At the outset of the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade in 2002, professional societies and patient advocacy organizations estimated that musculoskeletal research represented a significantly small proportion of all health research despite the prevalence of bone and joint disorders in America. As one key reason, they cited too few clinicians treating patients with these disorders willing to pursue a career in research. The solution: Experienced researchers involved in the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD) developed the Young Investigators Initiative. Today that program has led to 1,066 new musculoskeletal research studies by 202 newly-funded investigators. Funding for these studies totals almost $270 million.
Apply today for a spot in the AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP). Topics include the peer review process, grant writing, career training and more! The Hand Society is excited to announce it will sponsor one qualified hand surgeon to attend CSCDP as a Specialty Society participant. Deadline to be considered for ASSH sponsorship is March 1.
View the full list of award winners from the 71st ASSH Annual Meeting in Austin, including best paper/poster awards, research awards, education and travel awards, and this year's scholarship recipients.
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