Kappa Delta Awards Honor Innovative Orthopaedic Research

    The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) presented 4 awards to scientists conducting musculoskeletal disease or injury research with the goal of advancing patient treatment and care. The awards were announced at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award

    This award was presented to Robin Queen, PhD, FACSM, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, for her research on the impact of ankle osteoarthritis and total ankle replacement on gait mechanics and balance.

    Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award

    Matthew Dobbs, MD, received this award for his research on advancing personalized medicine for clubfoot. Dr. Dobbs is the Dr. Asa C. and Mrs. Dorothy W. Jones professor of orthopaedic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The research was co-authored by Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Neurology and Division of Pediatric Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine.

    Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award

    This award was given to Scott W. Wolfe MD, chief emeritus of hand surgery and attending orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, for his research entitled “Kinematics of the normal and injured wrist: the importance of the midcarpal joint.” The research was co-authored by Joseph J. (Trey) Crisco III, PhD, the Henry F. Lippitt professor of orthopaedics and professor of engineering (research) at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

    OREF Clinical Research Award

    Henrik Malchau, MD, PhD, received this award for his research studying the impact of arthroplasty implant registries throughout the world. He is professor of orthopaedics at Harvard Medical School and vice chief of orthopaedics and co-director of the Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Co-authors of the research include Daniel Berry, MD; Charles Bragdon, PhD; Göran Garellick, MD, PhD; William H. Harris, MD, ScD; Peter Herberts, MD, PhD; Johan Kärrholm, MD, PhD; David Lewallen, MD; Lars Lidgren, MD, PhD; and Otto Robertson, MD, PhD.