the 2015 AOFAS Research Grant Award RECIPIENTs!
2015 Pilot Project Research Grant Award
Methodology for the Video Analysis of Surgical Performance in Orthopedic Ankle Surgery
Douglas Beaman, MD
2015 Research Grant Awards
The Effect of Hindfoot Deformity on the Ankle Utilizing a Novel System to Simulate Weight Bearing in a Cadaveric Model
Naven Duggal, MD and Ara Nazarian, PhD
Arthroscopic Talar and Plafond Access for Osteochondral Lesions: The Effect of Limited Ankle Range of Motion on CT-Predicted Accessibility and Arthroscopic Visualization
Craig Chike Akoh, MD, Phinit Phisitkul, MD, and Annunziato Amendola, MD
Differences in Gait After Ankle Arthrodesis and Ankle Arthroplasty When Ascending and Descending Stairs
Constantine Demetracopoulos, MD and Howard Hillstrom, PhD
Restoration of the Antibacterial Function of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Diabetic Foot Infection
Zijun Zhang, PhD, MD and Lew Schon, MD
Direct Delivery of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 Plasmid Genes for Diabetic Fracture Healing in a Rabbit Model
Nathan Nicholson, MD, John Femino, MD, and Alisager Salem, PhD
Thank you to all who submitted 2015 applications!
For the 2015 cycle, the AOFAS received
23 Research Grant applications and 4 Pilot Project applications.
2015 grant awards were announced at Specialty Day, Mar 28, 2015.
Please check here in early October 2015 for a link to the
new 2016 grant cycle online application system,
currently under development.
Last cycle (2015) application materials may be
used as a general content guideline in the meantime:
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THESE FORMS FOR THE 2016 CYCLE
Use the online system available here early in October!
The AOFAS Research Grant Program Goals
The AOFAS Research Grant Program overall goals are:
- To advance foot and ankle investigation by providing seed funding for promising research projects
- To encourage supplemental submissions to national funding sources.
Pilot Project Grants Category Added in 2015
New in 2015, the AOFAS is offering pilot seed grants. With funding up to $5,000, the pilot project grants are intended to encourage young investigators, especially residents and fellows, to get involved in research.
The AOFAS awards one-year research grants (July 1-June 30) in two categories:
Research Grants - Awards grants in amounts up to $20,000.
Pilot Project Grants - Awards grants in amount up to $5,000. No more than 4 pilot grants will be awarded in any grant cycle. Grant recipients are expected to use data obtained from the projects to develop future grant applications.
Applications are reviewed and ranked by the Research Committee on a competitive basis using a blinded NIH-style process. Funding recommendations are submitted to the AOFAS Board of Directors, which approves funding based on monies available without identification of project titles or names of investigators.
Application Forms & Instructions
The next deadline for receipt of applications for Research Grants and Pilot Project Grants will be December 1, 2015 for the 2016 grants cycle. Please check this space for updated application materials in September 2015.
Eligibility for grant funding is a benefit of membership in AOFAS.
Research Grants - The principal investigator or co-investigator must be an AOFAS Active Member, Candidate Member or International Member. Residents and Fellows may be investigators on a grant. The principal investigators or co-investigators will not be awarded more than two grants in any four consecutive years. Research Committee members and its ad hoc reviewers may not submit applications in the year they are reviewing applications.
Pilot Project Grants - Applicants must be an AOFAS Resident Member or Fellow Member, and an AOFAS Active Member, Candidate Member or International Member must serve as either the principal investigator, co-investigator, or project advisor.
Track Record on Research Grants
Grants awarded by the AOFAS have resulted in innovative insights in foot and ankle care, presentations at AOFAS and other educational meetings, published articles in Foot & Ankle International and other specialty journals, and larger grants from national sources.
2014 Research Grant Awards
Ankle Arthroscopic Simulation Decreases Surgical Error and Improves Basic Arthroscopic Skills of Residents in Training
Kevin Martin, DO; Phinit Phisitkul, MD; John Femino, MD; and Annunziato Amendola, MD
Enhancement of Achilles Tendon Repair via Peripheral Blood Mobilization and Chemokine-Directed Migration of Native Marrow-Derived Stem Cells
Kevin Baker, PhD and Paul Fortin, MD
Prospective Comparison of the NIH PROMIS Physical Function, Lower Extremity, and Pain -- Interference CATs Against the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score and SF-12 for Patients with Common Foot and Ankle Conditions
Stephen Greenfield, MD; Scott Ellis, MD; Hong Do, MS; and Jayme Burket, PhD
In-vivo Arthrokinematics and Kinetics in the Normal and Chronically Unstable Ankle
Charles Saltzman, MD and Andrew Anderson, PhD
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