Grant and Award Recipients

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is proud to have awarded the following grants and awards:

2017

Bones and Phones Scholarship:

Ahmed Aoude (McGill University) for his role in The International Orthopaedic Surgery Committee, McGill University.

2016

2016 saw a significant expansion to the COF research program. The Board of Directors approved funding for two special awards; the Carroll A. Laurin and Robert B. Salter Awards were presented for the first time since 2007. In addition, the Board approved a total of six CORL awards; and the  J. Edouard Samson Award was doubled in value, to $30,000 to underscore the importance of this prestigious award.

J. Édouard Samson Award:

Dr. George S. Athwal (London, ON) for his research proposal entitled: “The Biomechanical Assessment of Complex Shoulder Instability”

Carroll A. Laurin Award: 

Dr. Sasha Carsen (Ottawa, ON) – Determining the role of physical activity in the development of hip impingement morphology in adolescents during the final stages of skeletal maturation”

Robert B. Salter Award: 

Dr. Aaron Nauth (Toronto, ON) – “The Use of Autologous Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs) for the Healing of a Bone Defect in a Large Animal Model: A Comparison with Iliac Crest Bone Graft”

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award:

Dr. Ryan Bicknell (Kingston, ON) – “A Study of the Trabecular Bone Density Distribution in the Scapula Relevant to Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty”

Dr. Anthony Cooper (Vancouver, BC) – “Development of a Patient Reported Quality of Life Questionnaire for Children with Lower Limb Deformities”

Dr. Paul A. Martineau (Montreal, QC) – “Bone repair in response to mast cell immunotherapy”

Dr. Bill Ristevski (Hamilton, ON) – “DRIVSAFE – Distraction on the Road Injury eValuation in Surgery and FracturE clinics”

Dr. Marlis Sabo (Calgary, AB) – “Intersection of Catastrophizing, Mood Disorders, and Gender in Rotator Cuff Surgical Patients: A Prospective Exploratory Study”

Dr. Emil Schemitsch (London, ON) – “DECIPHER: Determinants of Clinically Important Outcomes following Proximal Humerus Fractures in the Elder Population: A National Cohort”

Bones and Phones Scholarship:

Jessica Page (University of Calgary) for her role in the Direct from the Operating Room: Interactive realtime broadcasts of total knee arthroplasty to high school students.

Community Investment Grants

Saskatoon City Hospital (Saskatoon, SK): Support for the Division of Orthopaedics’ ongoing participation in Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma (COTS) Society Research Project: Multicenter Trial for Cortical Locking Screws and other COTS Studies.

Sunnybrook / Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre (Toronto, ON): Addressing the Educational Needs of Patients in the Holland MSK Program by producing new educational materials for patients who attend the Bayview Campus Fracture Clinic, in addition to making Sunnybrook’s core Hip and Knee Replacement Guide web accessible.

St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, ON): Support for orthopaedic clinical research in joint replacement surgery: To support the important clinical research being done at St. Michael’s Hospital.

COTS Calgary – Foothills Medical Centre (Calgary, AB): Research study attempting to determine whether or not patients who present with a fracture are in the process of being treated for osteoporosis.

Halifax Sports Medicine – QEII Health Sciences Centre (Halifax, NS): Support for the research project: Arthroscopic Repair of Chronic Two-Tendon Rotator Cuff Tears by Human Dermal Allograft Augmentation.

2015

J. Édouard Samson Award, supported by Bayer Healthcare:

Dr. Pascal-André Vendittoli (Montreal, QC) for his research proposal entitled: “Optimization of management and treatment of subjects with knee and hip joint degeneration”

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award, supported by Zimmer Biomet:

Dr. Ivan Wong (Halifax, NS) for his research proposal entitled: “The Arthroscopic Treatment of Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Randomized Control Trial”

Bones and Phones Scholarship:

Dr. Michael MacKechnie (University of Toronto) for his role in the Development of a contextually appropriate orthopedic surgery training program in Botswana.

Dr. Thierry Pauyo (McGill University) for his role in Evaluating Google Glass in peri-operative orthopaedic consultations: Linking Haiti to Canada.

Community Investment Grants

Saskatoon City Hospital (Saskatoon, SK): Salary support for research assistant for national trauma studies:  To support the Division of Orthopaedics’ participation in national trauma studies.

Sunnybrook / Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre (Toronto, ON): A Person-Centred Approach to Meeting the Educational Needs of Patients with Hip & Knee Arthritis.

St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, ON): Salary support for orthopaedic clinical research in joint replacement surgery: To support the important clinical research being done at St. Michael’s Hospital.

2014

J. Édouard Samson Award:

Dr. Paul E. Beaulé (Ottawa, ON) for his research proposal entitled: “Understanding the Etiology and Cause of Osteoarthritis of the Hip: A multi-disciplinary approach”

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award:

As part of the Foundation’s commitment to increase the support of orthopaedic research in Canada, we are pleased to award two CORL grants this year: Dr. George Athwal and Dr. David O’Gorman (London, ON) for their research proposal entitled: “The Effects of Proprionibacterium Acnes Infection on the Integration of Primary Human Cells into 3D Models of Shoulder Tissue Repair”

Dr. Peter Lapner (Ottawa, ON) for his research proposal entitled: “Diagnostic Accuracy of Synovial Biopsy for Implant-Related Shoulder Infections”

Inaugural Bones & Phones Award:

Dr. Marie-Eve Pelletier (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC) for her commitment and contribution to enhancing musculoskeletal health through the Uganda Sustainable Trauma Orthopedic Program (USTOP)

Community Investment Grants

Sunnybrook / Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre (Toronto, ON): Addressing the Pain Management Educational Needs of Patients following Hip/Knee Arthroplasty Surgery. This project builds on a 2013 Foundation-funded project which identified pain management as a significant challenge for their patients (with a key theme centred on fears of addiction, resulting in patients not able to properly participate fully in their recovery)

St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, ON): Salary support for an orthopaedic clinical research project: The four bearing surface trial in total hip arthroplasty; the efficacy of patellar resurfacing in the treatment of anterior knee pain following total knee replacement surgery; long term outcomes of the role of ceramic in total hip arthroplasty.

Saskatoon City Hospital (Saskatoon, SK): Sponsor participation in a Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society Multi Centre Trial

2013

J. Édouard Samson Award:

Dr. Brian Kwon (Vancouver, BC) for his research proposal entitled: “Bench to Bedside and Back: Translational Research in Acute Spinal Cord Injury”

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award:

Dr. Douglas Naudie and Dr. Matthew Teeter (London, ON) for their research proposal entitled: “Evaluation of Conventional and Patient-specific Instrumentation Using RSA”

Community Investment Grants

Sunnybrook / Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre (Toronto, ON): A Qualitative Study of Patient and Family Education Needs: to determine if the facility’s current educational materials meet the needs of patients undergoing hip and knee replacement.

St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, ON): Salary support for an orthopaedic research project: The four bearing surface trial in total hip arthroplasty.

North Bay Regional Centre (North Bay, ON): The development and printing of educational materials for orthopaedic patients.

Saskatoon City Hospital (Saskatoon, SK): Educational materials for use in the ADAPT program. ADAPT is a half-day session for patients scheduled for total hip and knee replacements. The session includes presentations by therapists, dieticians, orthopaedic surgeons and anesthesiologists.

2012

J. Édouard Samson Award, sponsored by Bayer HealthCare:

Dr. Nadr M. Jomha (Edmonton, AB) for his research proposal entitled: “Vitrification of Intact Human Articular Cartilage

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award:

Dr.Olufemi Ayeni and Dr. Mohit Bhandari (Hamilton, ON) for their research proposal entitled: Femoracetabular Impingement RandomiSed controlled Trial (FIRST)”

Community Investment Grants

Sunnybrook / Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre (Toronto, ON): Patient and Family Education Online Learning Animated Video for Hip and Knee Replacement

North East Joint Assessment Centre (North Bay, ON): Pre-Operative Education Booklets

St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, ON): Salary support for an orthopaedic research project: The four bearing surface trial in total hip arthroplasty.

Saskatoon City Hospital (Saskatoon, SK): Hip and Knee education models for use in the Multidisciplinary Clinic to explain diseases and procedures to patients.

2011

J. Édouard Samson Award, sponsored by Bayer HealthCare:

Dr. Albert J.M. Yee for his research proposal entitled:“Treating Cancer Spread to the Spine: Translating Research from the Clinic to Bench and Back”.

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award:

Dr. Steven J. MacDonald and Sharon E. Culliton for their research proposal entitled: “A Randomized Controlled Trial to Establish Patient Expectations of Total Knee Arthroplasty”.

2010

J. Édouard Samson Award, sponsored by Bayer HealthCare:

Dr. Michael J. Dunbar for his research proposal entitled: “Precision Metrics in Orthopaedics: Developing Improved Patient Assessment Technologies and Processes to Optimize Care“.

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award, sponsored by Bayer HealthCare:

Drs. Jeffrey Leiter, Peter MacDonald and Judy Andersonfor their research proposal entitled: “Exploring the Biologics of Rotator Cuff Injury and Advancing Repair”.

2009

J. Édouard Samson Award, Sponsored by Bayer Healthcare:

Dr. Kevin A. Hildebrand for his research proposal entitled:“Post-traumatic Joint Contractures: Correlation between the Human Condition and an Animal Model, and Identification of a Potential Preventative Intervention”.

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award, Sponsored by Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Dr. Victoria Avram/Dr. Mohit Bhandari for their research proposal entitled: “Prevalence of Abuse with an Intimate Partner Violence Surgical Evaluation (PRAISE):  A Multi-Centre Cross-Sectional Study”   AND … Dr. Paul Duffy/Dr. Prism Schneider for their research proposal entitled: “A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Open Reduction and Internal Fixation with Non-operative Treatment of Isolated Ulnar Diaphyseal Fractures”

*The 2009 CORL application review resulted in a first-ever tie. The Foundation awarded two grants for this year only.

2008

J. Édouard Samson Award, Sponsored by Bayer Healthcare:

Dr. Benjamin Alman for his research entitled “Role of Signaling Pathways in Musculoskeletal Pathologic and Reparative Processes”

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award, Sponsored by Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Dr. Markku Nousiainen for his research entitled “Training Femoral Neck Screw Insertion Skills to Surgical Trainees: Computer Assisted Surgery Versus Conventional Fluoroscopic Technique”

2007

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Award, Sponsored by Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Dr. Mark Glazebrook earned this first ever CORL Award for his research entiled “Outcome of Total Ankle Arthroplasty vs. Ankle Arthrodesis:  A Prospective Multicentered Randomized Controlled Trial on Clinical and Radiographic Outcome”

Alexandra Kirkley Young Investigator Award:

Dr. George Athwal for his research entitled “Determination of Correct Radial Head Arthroplasty Length”

Carroll A. Laurin Award:

Dr. Jeffrey Gollish for his research entitled “The Short and Long Term Effects of Perioperative Gabapentin on Rehabilitation and Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty:  A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial”

Robert B. Salter Award:

Dr. Michael Monument for his research entitled “The Role of the Mast Cell in the Creation of Post-traumatic Contractures of the Rabbit Knee”

*The J. Edouard Samson Award was not awarded in 2007*

2006

Alexandra Kirkley Young Investigator Award:

Dr. William Gage for his research entitled “Gait Symmetry and Knee Arthroplasty: Before and After Surgery, and Implications for Rehabilitation”

Carroll A. Laurin Award:

Dr. Edward J. Harvey for his research entitled “Microtexturing of Allograft to Enhance Fracture Healing”

Robert B. Salter Award:

Dr. Erin Boynton for her research entitled “Investigation of the Supraspinatus Muscle and Tendon Architecture in Normal and Full-thickness Tendon Tears: A Cadaveric and Ultrasonographic Study”

*The J. Edouard Samson Award was not awarded in 2006*

2005

Alexandra Kirkley Young Investigator Award:

Dr. Mohit Bhandari for his research entitled “Fluid Irrigation Techniques in Patients with Open Fracture Wounds (F.L.O.W.)”

Carroll A. Laurin Award:

Dr. John Antoniou for his research entitled “Serum Metal Ion Levels in Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hip Prostheses”

Robert B. Salter Award:

Dr. Nadr Jomha for his research entitled “Regeneration of Articular Cartilage”

*The J. Edouard Samson Award was not awarded in 2005*

2004

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. John Antoniou for his research entitled “Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease”

2003

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Mohit Bhandari for his research entitled “Surgeon’s Preferences and Practice Patterns in the Operative Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures”

2002

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Erin L. Boynton for her research entitled “The Role of the Macrophage and Polyethylene Surface Chemistry in Total Joint Replacement Failure”

2001

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Richard E. Buckley for his research entitled “A Randomized Multi-Center Clinical Trial of Non-Operative Versus Operative Treatment of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures”

2000

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Graham J.W. King for his research entitled “Stabilizer of the Elbow”

1999

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Emil H. Schemitsch for his research entitled “Assessment of Biological Reconstruction Methods in the Repair of the Devascularized Tibia”

1998

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. James G. Wright for his research entitled “Outcome Research in Orthopaedics”

1997

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Richard Hu for his research entitled “Towards a Technically-Perfect Spinal Operation”

1996

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. J. Rod Davey for his research entitled “Investigation of Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty”

1995

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Annunziato Amendola for his research entitled “Exertional Compartment Syndrome:  Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Treatment”

1994

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Gianni Maistrelli, Toronto  for his research entitled “Advances in Non-Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty” 

1991

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Robert Bray for his research entitled “The Early Effect of Joint Immobilization on Medial Collateral Ligament Healing in an ACL Deficient Knee:  A Gross Anotomic and Biomechanical Investigation in the Adult Rabbit Model”

1990

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. K.W. Marshall for his research entitled “Joint Receptors Modulate Short and Long Latency Muscle Responses in the Awake Cat”

1989

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Robert Bell for his research entitled “Sarcoma, Biology and Management”

1988

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Robin R. Richards for his research entitled “The Influence of Muscle Flap Coverage on the Biology of the Devascularized Tibia.  Summary of Investigation Using a Canine Model”

1986

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Ken Brown for his research entitled “Effect of Weight Bearing on Epiphyseal Vascularized Fibular Transplants”

1985

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. S. O’Driscoll for his research entitled “Periosteal Graft in Resurfacing Articular Defects.  The Influence of C.P.M.”

Dr. J. Roth for his research entitled “Development of a Prosthetic Cruciate Ligament”

1983

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. John Stewart for his research entitled “The Vascularized Bone and Joint Transplantation in the Rat.  The Effect of Antilymphocyte Serum and Cyclosporin A in Immunosuppression”

1981

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Charles Rivard for his research entitled “An Experimental Model for the Investigation of the Embryogenesis of Congenital Vertebral malformation”

1980

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Ensor Transfeldt for his research entitled “Sensory Evoked Potentials on Spinal Cord Distraction”

1979

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Brian Day for his research entitled “Blood Supply of the Hip After Osteotomy”

1978

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. R.A. Mann for his research entitled “Embryogenesis of Spina Bifida”

1977

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Pierre Beauchamp for his research entitled “Anterior Cruciate Ligament”

1976

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Colin Moseley for his research entitled “The Estimation of Leg Length Discrepancy”

1975

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Clive P. Duncan for his research entitled “Autonomic Nerve Supply of Bone”

1974

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Fred Behrens for his research entitled “Intrasynovial Glucocorticoids in Rabbits”

1973

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. I.J. Harrington for his research entitled “Design of a Total Knee Joint Prosthesis”

1972

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. R.P. Welsh for his research entitled “Surgical Implant Materials”

1971

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Joseph Schatzker for his research entitled “Non-union of Odontoid Fractures”

1970

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Jacques Desmarchais for his research entitled “Calcitonin”

1969

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. James Rathbun for his research entitled “Microevaluation of the Rotator Cuff”

1967

J. Édouard Samson Award

Dr. Lorenzo Daziano for his research entitled “Experimental Arthritis and Chemical Synovectomy”