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OrACORe Joins the Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials Network

In 2021, OrACORe was appointed as the Coordinating Center for the Arthritis Foundation’s Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials Network (OACTN) focused on post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis (PTOA). This award offers great opportunities to collaborate with esteemed colleagues in pursuit of research questions that advance our understanding of PTOA and its prevention and treatment. Read more about the OACTN here:

Rising Star Award – Jamie Collins, PhD!

Dr. Jamie Collins, OrACORe faculty member and senior statistician, was recently named the inaugural recipient of the Rising Star Clinical Research Award at OARSI Connect 2021! The Rising Star Award was created to recognize contributions from mid career researchers. Congratulations to Dr. Collins!


A modeling study led by Dr. Losina and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that a mandatory mask-wearing policy with extensive social distancing could prevent 87 percent of infections among students and faculty on college campuses. Click here to read the Brigham's press release on the study and its findings.

V-Day Event: “Caring for Survivors of Interpersonal Violence with Complex Medical Needs: Fostering Resilience” February 6th

The fifth annual event honoring V-Day will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6th, 4-5:30 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater. V-Day is a celebration of female empowerment and is held to recognize, and begin to remedy, issues of violence against women and girls. The Brigham event will occur in concert with hundreds of other V-Day events taking place nationally and internationally. This…

OrACORe Director Comments on Safety of Steroid Joint Injections

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…

Research Assistants Reunite at Perelman School of Medicine

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…

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