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6 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Maame Opare-Addo

  • November 19, 2021

Maame joined OrACORe in June 2021 following graduation from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology in May 2021. In her junior and senior years, Maame tutored for the Tufts Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (STAAR) center as a Head Tutor in both general and organic chemistry. During her senior year, she interned at the Cambridge Health Alliance…

6 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Alec Rogers

  • November 12, 2021

Alec joined OrACORe in March 2021 after graduating in February from Middlebury College with a BA in Mathematics. In college, he worked as, and subsequently coordinated, the calculus tutoring program. He also worked at the student-run climbing gym, helped lead the rock-climbing club, and volunteered with the Open-Door Clinic, a free clinic for people with underinsured and uninsured status near…

6 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Julia Gottreich

  • November 2, 2021

Julia started working at OrACORe in June of 2021 after graduating from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. In the summer of 2019, Julia worked in the Andersen Lab at Northwestern University on a project to build the wild-type library of C. elegans for future genetic research. During the summer of 2020, Julia worked as the…

Physician Profiles: Elizabeth Matzkin, MD and Antonia Chen, MD, MBA

  • July 8, 2021

Elizabeth Matzkin, MD is an orthopedic surgeon and the Chief of Women’s Sports Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Matzkin currently serves as a team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, the U.S. Paralympics Soccer Team, the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team, and is the head team physician at Stonehill College. Antonia Chen, MD, MBA is also…

Five Questions for Our Departing Research Assistants

  • June 8, 2021

Emma Williams (EW), Kaetlyn Arant (KA), Mike Zarra (MZ), Val Leifer (VL) and Peter Bensen (PB) joined OrACORe as research assistants during the summer of 2019 and are now in the final days of their second year with us. We are extremely grateful for their hard work, dedication, and good spirits and will miss their presence in the office (virtual…

Physician Profiles: Andrew Schoenfeld, MD, MSc

  • March 12, 2021

This is the first in a series of profiles we are doing to highlight the work of our collaborating physicians. Photo courtesy of Dr. Schoenfeld Dr. Andrew Schoenfeld is an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in spinal surgery, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has been doing research at OrACORe since joining the Brigham as a clinician scientist in 2015. The STrIDeS…

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…

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