2007 Research Grants & Awards Recipients
Angelique Berg, Executive Director
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
Special to the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2007 research grant awards. The number of applications funded is dictated by the success of the Foundation's fund-raising programmes during the year, the most important of which is Hip Hip Hooray!
Congratulations to the 2007 grant and award winners:
Dr. George Athwal, St. Joseph's Health Care/University of Western Ontario (London) is awarded the Alexandra Kirkley Young Investigator Award for his research proposal entitled: Determination of Correct Radial Head Arthroplasty Length
Dr. Jeffrey Gollish, Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre and Sunnybrook Research Institute/University of Toronto, is awarded the Carroll A. Laurin Award for his research proposal entitled: The Short and Long-Term Effects of Perioperative Gabapentin on Rehabilitation and Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Dr. Michael Monument, University of Calgary, is awarded the Robert B. Salter Award for his research proposal entitled: The Role of the Mast Cell in the Creation of Post-traumatic Contractures of the Rabbit Knee
The prestigious J. douard Samson Award, recognizing excellence in orthopaedic research realized during the year at a Canadian Centre, will not be awarded in 2007.
The Foundation thanks all applicants for taking the time to apply for its research grants and awards. A total of 18 applications from researchers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, London, Hamilton, Ottawa and Montreal were received in 2007. Applications are graded and ranked by members of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society (CORS). The Executive Committee of the Foundation then applies the available funding to the top ranked applications.
The next call for applications will be made in late 2008. Watch for more information in the COA Dispatch or on the Foundation's web site, http://www.canorth.org/, click on For Professionals, then Research Awards & Grants.