Changing Health Systems One Step at a Time: Former OrACORe/PIVOT Fellow Organizes Ankle Fracture Educational Program in Partnership with Malawian Providers

  • December 17, 2019

Former OrACORe/PIVOT and COMET T-32 fellow and current orthopaedic surgery resident Dr. Kiran Agarwal-Harding has been traveling to Malawi for over two years now, adding to his research portfolio on global orthopaedic trauma care. In early October, Dr. Agarwal-Harding traveled there again, this time to Lilongwe with a small team of Boston orthopaedic surgeons, including Dr. George Dyer from Brigham…

5 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Michael Zarra

  • December 17, 2019

This is the third in a series of interviews we are conducting with each of our first-year research assistants about their OrACORe experience so far. Michael calls Connecticut his home but enjoys travelling abroad. He spent two trimesters at the University of Oxford during his undergraduate years (photo courtesy of Zarra). Michael Zarra joined OrACORe as a research assistant after…

5 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Kaetlyn Arant

  • November 7, 2019

This is the second in a series of interviews we are conducting with each of our first-year research assistants about their OrACORe experience so far. Kaetlyn Arant joined OrACORe as a research assistant after graduating from Amherst College in 2019 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in biochemistry and biophysics and French. Kaetlyn’s previous research experience was primarily in basic science.…

5 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Emma Williams

  • November 1, 2019

This is the first in a series of interviews we are conducting with each of our first-year research assistants about their OrACORe experience so far. Emma Williams joined the OrACORe team as a research assistant in the summer of 2019, after graduating from Cornell University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and government. At Cornell, Emma worked in the…

OrACORe Director Comments on Safety of Steroid Joint Injections

  • October 17, 2019

A recent study published in Radiology raised concerns about the potential long-term effects of corticosteroid injections on joint degradation when used as treatment for knee osteoarthritis. OrACORe Director Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc, commented on the study and its implications for clinical care in a recent WBUR article. As quoted in the story, Katz said, "So for clinicians and patients…

Orthopaedics Research in Malawi

  • September 23, 2019

An Interview with Kiran Agarwal-Harding Kiran Agarwal-Harding, MD Kiran Agarwal-Harding, MD, (KAH) is a former T-32 training fellow at OrACORe who has spent the past two years researching the delivery of orthopaedic trauma care in Malawi. Kiran talked with Research Assistant Liz Stanley (LS) about his motivations for pursuing global orthopaedics research, his projects in Malawi, and the impact he…

Research Assistants Reunite at Perelman School of Medicine

  • September 6, 2019

Angela Chen and Genny Silva parted ways as OrACORe research assistants in June only to be reunited two months later as medical school classmates. (Photo courtesy of Chen.) After two years as colleagues at OrACORe, former research assistants Angela Chen and Genny Silva are now classmates at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. On August 16, just two…

NEWS FEATURE ON METEOR TRIAL

  • July 11, 2019

The New York Times included the MeTeOR Trial in a list of 10 notable studies that provide evidence contradicting common medical practices.

NEWS FEATURE ON ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM THE MeTeOR TRIAL

  • April 26, 2019

An analysis of data from the MeTeOR Trial published this month in Arthritis Care & Research examined the progression of osteoarthritis disease severity on MRI images among patients whose meniscal tears were treated with physical therapy or arthroscopic partial meniscectomy.

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