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6 QUESTIONS FOR FIRST-YEAR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS: CLAIRE MCHUGH

  • December 16, 2020

This is the third and last in a series of interviews we are conducting with each of our first-year research assistants about their OrACORe experience so far. Claire started at OrACORe in July 2020 after graduating from Northeastern University with a BS in Biology and a minor in Political Science. In the spring of 2018, she participated in her first…

6 QUESTIONS FOR FIRST-YEAR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS: ALEKSANDRA KOSTIC

  • December 7, 2020

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. Aleks Kostic joined OrACORe as a research assistant after graduating from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Dance in 2020. The summer after her freshman year…

6 QUESTIONS FOR FIRST-YEAR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS: ZOE ZIMMERMAN

  • December 2, 2020

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. Zoe Zimmerman began working as an OrACORe research assistant in the summer of 2020 after graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Outside of the classroom, she spent…

Re-Launching MeTeOR: Goals and Expectations For the Twelve Year Follow-Up

  • November 16, 2020

This is the final piece of a two-part series on the history and continuation of the MeTeOR (Meniscal Tear in Osteoarthritis Research) trial. In this installment, we spoke with OrACORe directors Jeffrey Katz, MD, Msc and Elena Losina, PhD about their expectations for MeTeOR's 12-year follow up, which set to begin in the spring of 2021. In the first installment…

Re-Launching MeTeOR: A Brief History of the Trial

  • October 6, 2020

One of OrACORe’s founding studies is the MeTeOR (Meniscal Tear in Osteoarthritis Research) trial, which was conceptualized in 2002, enrolled its first participant in 2008, and recently obtained funding to perform a final 12-year follow-up visit. MeTeOR is a randomized controlled trial designed to compare outcomes of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) and nonoperative physical therapy in persons with knee osteoarthritis…

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