Deadline for RJOS awards, fellowships and grants - AAOS Report

Nov. 1 is the deadline for RJOS awards, fellowships and grants

The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) encourages orthopaedic residents to submit abstracts of research projects for the Jacquelin Perry, MD, Resident Research Award. Applicants must be current residents in accredited orthopaedic surgical residency programs. The resident must be the primary investigator of the submitted research project. The winner presents his/her paper at the RJOS Annual Luncheon at the AAOS Annual Meeting, and receives an award of $2,000.

Two RJOS Traveling Fellowships are awarded to RJOS members each year. The Academic Fellowship, recently named in memory of Alexandra Kirkley, MD, provides funds to allow the winning applicant to travel in order to enrich his/her academic career. The Practice Enrichment Fellowship allows the winner to travel in order to learn new techniques or expand his/her sub-specialty interests. Applicants must be board-certified or board-eligible RJOS members in good standing who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The awards are up to $6,000 travel expense reimbursement for each fellowship, and fellows are expected to give a presentation during the RJOS Annual Luncheon at the AAOS Annual Meeting.

To encourage students to enter the field of orthopaedic surgery, RJOS provides up to $1,500 each to two medical students to attend the AAOS Annual Meeting, including the RJOS Annual Luncheon. Applicants should be current medical students.

The one-year $50,000 Career Development Award in Women’s Musculoskeletal Health is sponsored by RJOS, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and DePuy. The goal of this program is to train and develop female orthopaedic surgeons to improve knowledge in the area of women’s musculoskeletal health, and to enhance our understanding of the impact that gender and cultural differences have in the outcomes of orthopaedic procedures. The candidate must be a female RJOS orthopaedic surgeon member. Please contact Mary Marino at for an application.

Two RJOS/Zimmer Grants of $30,000 each are also available. There is no age restriction but the applicants should be board-eligible or board-certified. The grant application can be on any topic, but preference will be given to topics related to women’s musculoskeletal health issues. Winners will be announced at the 2007 AAOS Annual Meeting during the RJOS luncheon.

The application deadline for each of these opportunities is Nov. 1, 2006. To access applications, visit the RJOS Web site.

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