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    AOSSM Presents Research Awards and Grants at Annual Meeting

    Each year, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) provides more than $300,000 to research initiatives and projects around the country. The society recently honored research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine at its annual meeting with the following grants and awards.

    Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership Award

    Bernard R. Bach Jr., MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and Past President of the AOSSM, received the 2017 Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership Award.

    This prestigious award is given annually to honor those who have made a significant contribution to the world of sports medicine and includes a $5,000 donation to the winner’s charity of choice. It is one of the top awards the Society presents each year. Dr. Bach is the 44th recipient of this distinguished award.

    Fellow Research Awards
    The Fellow Research Award is given to the best papers in clinical and basic science submitted by a sports medicine fellow. Each recipient receives $1,500 and an award plaque.

    • The winning paper in basic science is Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Isometry in the Setting of Patella Alta, from authors Nicole Belkin, MD; Andrea Spiker, MD; Kathleen N. Meyers, MS; Joseph Nguyen, MPH; and Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD.
    • The winning paper in clinical science is Outcomes of Latarjet versus Distal Tibial Allograft for Anterior Shoulder Instability Repair: A Prospective Matched Cohort Analysis, from authors Rachel M. Frank, MD; Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Jae Kim, MA; Patrick J. O’Donnell, MA; Michael O’Brien, MA; Jonathan Newgren, MA; Nikhil N. Verma, MD; Gregory P. Nicholson, MD; Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA; and Matthew T. Provencher, MD.

    Cabaud Memorial Award
    This award, established in 1986 to honor the life and contributions of Henry Edward (“Ed”) Cabaud III, MD, is given annually to the best manuscript submitted that pertains to hard or soft tissue biology, in vitro research, laboratory or “bench-type” research, or in vivo animal research.

    The recipient is Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, for his work, Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma Immediately Post-injury to Accelerate Ligament Healing was not Successful in an In Vivo Animal Model.

    Excellence in Research Award
    This award is given to the best paper submitted in any category to the Research Awards Committee, and includes a $2,000 honorarium, award certificate, presentation of the paper at the AOSSM Annual Meeting, and consideration for publication in The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM).

    The winning paper is from Victor Carlson, MD, and it is entitled, The Static Distance Between the Tibial Tubercle and Trochlear Groove Is a Poor Predictor of Dynamic Lateral Tracking Patterns in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain.

    O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award

    The 2017 recipient of this award is Kurt P. Spindler, MD, for research entitled, 10-Year Outcomes and Risk Factors after ACL Reconstruction: A Multicenter Cohort Study.

    This award is named after Don H. O’Donoghue, MD, who has been called the Father of Sports Medicine in the United States. His early work on knee injuries led to the development of the subspecialty and started the interest in the care of athletes. It is given annually to the best overall paper that deals with clinical-based research or human in vivo research. 

    Hughston Award

    This year’s recipients of the Hughston Award are May Arna Risberg, PT; PhD, Britt Elin Oiestad, PT, PhD; Ragnhild Gunderson, MD; Arne Kristian Aune, MD, PhD; Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD; Adam Culvenory, PT, PhD; and Inger Holm, PT, PhD, for their paper, Changes in Knee Osteoarthritis, Symptoms, and Function After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A 20-Year Prospective Follow-up Study.

    The award, named for Jack C. Hughston MD, founder of AJSM and one of the pioneers in sports medicine, is chosen by a panel of AJSM editors and reviewers, and is given to the most outstanding paper published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine during the prior year.

    AJSM Systematic Review Award
    Winners of this award are Diederik P. J. Smeeing, MD; Denise J. C. van der Ven, MD; Falco Hietbrink, MD, PhD; Tim K. Timmers, MD, PhD; Mark van Heijl, MD, PhD; Moyo C. Kruyt, MD, PhD; Rolf H. H. Groenwold, MD, PhD; Olivier A. J. van der Meijden, MD, PhD; and Roderick M. Houwert, MD, PhD, for their paper, Surgical versus Nonsurgical Treatment for Midshaft Clavicle Fractures in Patients Aged 16 Years and Older: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Comparison of Randomized Controlled Trials and Observational Studies.

    This award is given to the best systematic review paper submitted AJSM during a calendar year, as determined by a panel of editors and reviewers, and it was established to encourage submission of high-quality systematic review papers, which add to the current knowledge of sports medicine. The award-winning authors receive $5,000.

    Herodicus Award
    This award, given annually by the Herodicus Society, recognizes the best resident paper accepted for the AOSSM Annual Meeting Program.

    The 2017 award honors Thomas L. Sanders, MD; Ayoosh Pareek, BS; Timothy E. Hewett, PhD, FACSM; Michael J. Stuart, MD; Diane L. Dahm, MD; and Aaron John Krych, MD, for their research, What Is the Natural History of Patellar Dislocation in Skeletally Immature Patients?

    T. David Sisk Awards for Research Excellence

    The T. David Sisk Research Awards were established in 2010 to honor the best papers submitted to Sports Health in clinical, laboratory, and international research. The winners receive a $2,500 cash prize and a plaque. The award was named for Dr. Sisk, who was a strong proponent of Sports Health, and served as the Chairman of the AOSSM Medical Publishing Board of trustees at the time when the creation of the new journal was proposed.

    • This winners of this year’s David Sisk Award for Best Original Research Paper are Dustin A. Greenhill, MD; Paul Navo, MPH; Huaqing Zhao; PhD; Joseph Torg, MD; R. Dawn Comstock, PhD; and Barry P. Boden MD, for their study, Inadequate Helmet Fit Increases Concussion Severity in American High School Football Players.
    • This year’s David Sisk Award for Best Review Paper honors Sports Specialization, Part II: Alternative Solutions to Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes, from authors Gregory D. Myer, PhD; Neeru Jayanthi, MD; John P. DiFiori, MD; Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD; Adam W. Kiefer, PhD; David Logerstedt, PhD; and Lyle J. Micheli, MD.
    • Takumi Kobayashi, PhD, PT; Masashi Tanaka, MSc, PT; and Masahiro Shida, MSc, PT, are the recipients of the David Sisk Award for Best International Paper for their work, Intrinsic Risk Factors of Lateral Ankle Sprain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

    STOP Sports Injuries Award
    This award, established in November of 2015, recognizes outstanding research presented at the Annual Meeting related to youth sports injury prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation. The winner is selected by the STOP Sports Injuries Outreach Committee and receives a $1,000 award and plaque.

    Timothy A. McGuine, PhD, is the recipient of this award for his paper entitled, The Effect of Sport Specialization on Lower Extremity Injury Rates in High School Athletes.

    Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine Awards
    AOSSM and the Editorial Board representatives from its partner organizations established these awards in 2015 to recognize the top review paper and original research paper published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine in the previous year.

    • The recipients of the William A. Grana Award for Best Original Research are Stephen J. Nicholas, MD; Steven J. Lee, MD; Michael J. Mullaney, DPT; Timothy F. Tyler, MSPT, ATC; Takumi Fukunaga, DPT, ATC, CSCS; Christopher D. Johnson, MPT; and Malachy P. McHugh, PhD, for their research entitled, Functional Outcomes After Double-Row versus Single-Row Rotator Cuff Repair: A Prospective Randomized Trial.
    • The recipients of the Douglas W. Brown Award for Best Review Paper are Michael J. Anderson, MD William M. Browning III, DO, MS; Christopher E. Urband, MD; Melissa A. Kluczynski, MS; and Leslie J. Bisson, MD, for their paper entitled, A Systematic Summary of Systematic Reviews on the Topic of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.