News Updates

Follow THP in Bolivia
May 16, 2016
Touching Hands Project  volunteers Robin Neil Kamal, MD and Erin Thomas, OTR/L, CHT arrived in La Paz, Bolivia on Saturday with the ReSurge International team.
Young Investigators urged to apply for USBJI Career Development and Grant Mentoring Program
May 16, 2016

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are dedicated to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases.  The USBJI has developed a grant mentoring program to provide early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.  The next workshop is scheduled to take place November 4-6, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.

Your Dollars at Work - Research Year in Review
May 13, 2016
Did you know, in 2015 alone, the AFSH awarded $461,00 for clinical and basic science research grants and awards.  Under the ASSH Research Division Director, Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS, we continue to strengthen and expand our research program.
AFSH Funded Grant Receives Perfect Score: $3,851,270 for NIH R01 Application
May 5, 2016

In 2009, the AFSH awarded Christopher J. Got, MD a $16,000 Basic Science Grant for his project on, “Utilization of Computed Tomography to Evaluate the Mechanics of the First CMC Joint during Dynamic Loading.”  This project was under the mentorship of Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD and Joseph J. Crisco, PhD.  This grant provided the seed funding necessary to develop the project which led to a 2011-2016 National Institutes of Health R01 grant of $3,222,000 on Thumb CMC Biomechanics and Early OA Progression.  Dr. Weiss recently notified the ASSH that his lab with Dr. Crisco at Brown/Rhode Island Hospital along with the lab of Amy L. Ladd, MD at Stanford (a multi-center project), had just received a continuation grant from the NIH which received a perfect 1.0 score!  The 2016 NIH R01 grant was awarded $3,851,270 to continue the project.  Dr. Weiss wrote, “As is rather obvious, the AFSH/ASSH research grant efforts can have profound benefit.”  

Your Dollars at Work - AFSH Funded Research Featured in Journal of Hand Surgery
April 14, 2016

Your Dollars at Work!  The AFSH funds basic science and clinical research grants each year thanks to your support.  Check out the latest from Elham Mahmoudi, PhD, 2015 recipient of an AFSH Clinical Research Grant in the Journal of Hand Surgery.  Dr. Mahmoudi’s article, “Care Transfers for Patients With Upper Extremity Trauma: Influence of Health Insurance Type” is available in the April issue.  J Hand Surg Am. 2016 April, Volume 41, Issue 4, Pages 516–525.e3

Success! AFSH 25th Anniversary Campaign raises more than $8 Million
March 1, 2016

25th Anniversary Campaign: Our Future in Hand (2011-2015).  Thanks to your help WE DID IT!  Our comprehensive capital campaign raised $8,409,894 smashing our $5 million goal.  Be on the lookout for the full 25th Anniversary Campaign report in April 2016.

ORS/OREF/AAOS New Investigator Research Funding Workshop
February 8, 2016

ORS/OREF/AAOS New Investigator Research Funding Workshop is scheduled for May 13-14, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL.  Sponsorship deadline: February 22, 2016.  Learn more.

Apply for the 2016 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program
February 01, 2016

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.

Apply Today for the Weiland Medal for Outstanding Research in Hand Surgery
January 26, 2016

The Weiland Medal for Outstanding Research in Hand Surgery is given annually to a mid-career researcher dedicated to advancing patient care in the field of hand surgery.  Deadline to apply: April 4, 2016.

OREF Prevention of Musculoskeletal Youth Sports Injuries Grant
December 18, 2015
The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is offering $100,000 to $150,000 ($50,000 per year) in funding for new investigators conducting clinical and/or social research on the prevention of musculoskeletal youth sports injuries. The period of the grant is 2 to 3 years, with the study commencing August 1, 2016. For more details about this grant visit Application deadline is February 16, 2016.

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