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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…

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…

Five Questions for our Departing Research Assistants

  • June 28, 2020

Corin Bronsther (CB), Elizabeth Stanley (ES), Nora Lenhard (NL), and Jamie Huizinga (JH) joined OrACORe as research assistants during the summer of 2018 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 or not!). Here…

An Inside Look at OrACORe’s Newest Study on Inflammation and Osteoarthritis

  • March 19, 2020

Lindsey A. MacFarlane, MD, MPH OrACORe’s newest study, INFORM (Inflammation and Osteoarthritis at the Brigham), is just getting started! Leading the project is Dr. Lindsey A. MacFarlane, MD, MPH, a practicing rheumatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a clinical investigator at OrACORe. She shared her inspiration for studying knee osteoarthritis, details on the INFORM study, and insights into grant…

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