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

  • January 22, 2020

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

  • 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…

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…


  • 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.


  • 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.

Webinar on Physical Activity and Knee OA

  • January 8, 2019

Dr. Losina's recent webinar, hosted by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, is available to view online. Dr. Losina discusses the measurement of physical activity (PA) in those with knee osteoarthritis, as well as the implications of the relatively low levels of PA in this population. Click here to access the webinar.

News Feature on OAPol Analysis of Coaching + Financial Incentives

  • August 22, 2018

Click here to read a news feature on a recent OAPol analysis using data from the SPARKS trial. We found that health coaching plus financial incentives may be a cost-effective treatment compared to usual care in total knee replacement recipients.

Dr. Katz Honored with Pillar Mentoring Award

  • August 21, 2018

This year, Dr. Katz was selected to receive the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization Pillar Award for outstanding senior faculty mentor. Dr. Katz was selected based upon his contributions; the support of mentees, peers, and colleagues; and the nomination of Division Chief Dr. James Kang. The Pillar Awards, established in 2013, recognize achievements in five categories viewed as pillars of…

OrACORe & PIVOT in the News

  • March 20, 2018

NIH Medline Plus discusses the results of the SPARKS trial.   Brigham Health's Vital Lines recently featured an OAPol model study examining the lower utilization rates of total knee replacement among racial and ethnic minorities.

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