Research Award List

POSNA Microgrant

Year Grant Recipient Title
2023 Joshua Abzug, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Using a Music Glove as a Tool for Hand Rehabilitation
2023 Maryse Bouchard, MD, MSc, FRCSC
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
Exposure to Community Pediatric Orthopaedics in Canadian Residency Training
2023 Lindsay Crawford, MD
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Effect of Sleep in Adolescents on Bone Healing Evaluated by Range of Motion
2023 Ryan Katchky, MD
The University of Western Ontario, Ontario
Developing an Outpatient Surgical Pathway for Paediatric Orthopaedic Trauma
2023 Collin May, MD, MPH
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Posttraumatic Stress after Limb Lengthening/Deformity Correction Surgery
2023 Susan A. Novotny, PhD
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, MN
Why Adults with Child-Onset Conditions Decline Research Participation?
2023 Gabrielle Rauls, BS
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Radiation Exposure of Pediatric Orthopedic Operating Room Staff
2023 Apurva S. Shah, MD, MBA
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Functional Outcomes of Upper Limb Differences Registry: CRUS
2023 Margaret Wright, MD
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami, FL
“How Do I Get Back on the Field?” ACL Reconstruction Educational Videos
2023 Varun Arvind, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Understanding the Role of Tendon in Neuromuscular Contracture
2023 Matthew Dow, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Comparing Outcomes in Pediatric Flatfoot Reconstructions
2023 Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH
Boston Children’s Hospital
Post-Operative Video Instructions for Paediatric Sports Medicine Patients
2023 Luis Torres-Gonzalez, BS
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Intrathecal Baclofen Pump on Outcomes of Spinal Fusion in Cerebral Palsy
2023 Arianna Trionfo, MD
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
Validation of a Low-Cost "Pool Noodle" Cast Removal Training Mode
2023 Shiraz Younas, MD
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Posterior Spinal Fusion Models in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients
2022 Jaysson Brooks, MD
Scottish Rite for Children
Quantification of the Dynamic Forces Experienced During Halo Gravity Traction for the Correction of Spine Deformities: A Pilot Study
2022 Allison Gilmore, MD
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Insights into the Mechanical Behavior of Maturing Cortical Bone: A Porcine Model
2022 Madeleine Willegger, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children
Comparison of Open Versus Percutaneous Osteotomies for Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction – A Cadaveric Study
2022 Alvin Su, MD, PhD
Nemours Children's Health / AI duPont Hospital for Children
Motion Analysis of Karate Techniques for Youth Karate Athletes Injury Prevention: A Pilot Study
2022 Amy Steele, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Improving the Delivery of High-Quality, Culturally Competent Care, At a Same-Day Surgery Center
2022 Maike van Niekerk, PhD, BScN
Stanford University
Development of an Educational Psychosocial Handbook for Pediatric Patients with Spine Conditions
2022 Sumeet Garg, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado
Evaluation of Percussive Therapy as A Treatment for Back Pain in Adolescents With Primary Lumbar Idiopathic Scoliosis
2022 Joshua Abzug, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Comparison of Goniometer Applications (Apps) Utilizing an iPad in the Clinical Setting
2022 Emily Grant, BS
Medical University of South Carolina
Promoting Firearm Safety in a Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic
2022 David Edwards, BS, BA
Scottish Rite for Children
Development of Porcine Ex-Vivo Model of Femoral Head Deformity
2022 Hayley Sacks, MD
NYU Langone Health
Pre-operative 3D Printing and Mock Osteotomy for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Effects on Intraoperative Efficiency and Patient Outcomes
2022 Stephanie Kha, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Role and Function of Human Skeletal Stem Cells in Acute Pediatric Fractures
2022 Steven Criss, BSBA
President and Fellows of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School
VR Quality Improvement Program for Orthopaedic Patients with Autism
2022 Kelly Jeans, MS
Scottish Rite for Children
Community Ambulation in Patients with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
2022 Brian Kaufman, MD
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Efficacy of Perioperative Yoga at Reducing Pain in Surgical AIS Patients
2022 Kirsten Norrell, MD
University of Florida
Outcomes of Open Treatment of Developmental Hip Dysplasia in Ecuador
2022 Allen Kadado, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Screw Stimulation for Pedicle Screw Placement in Pediatric Spine Deformity
2022 Kevin Williams, MD
The Children’s Hospital of Alabama (Children’s Hospital)
Return to Sport in Pediatric Upper Extremity Fractures
2021 John Herzenberg, MD
International Center for Limb Lengthening, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Incidence of Focal Osteolysis in a Titanium Limb Lengthening Device: A Comparison to a Stainless-Steel Model
2021 Daniel J. Miller, MD & Candice Legister, BS
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Policies, Practices, and Attitudes Related to Parental Leave for Practicing Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons
2021 Grant Hogue, MD
Boston Children's Hospital - Harvard Medical School
Prevalence of Marijuana use and Associated Complications in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Pilot Study
2021 Aaron Lam, MD
Maimonides Medical Center
Anatomical Study of New Operative Approach for Pediatric Distal Radius Diaphyseal Metaphyseal Junction Fractures
2021 Rebecca Clinton, MD
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
Assessing and Affecting Burnout in a Pediatric Orthopaedic Practice
2021 Edwin Portalatin, MD
Mayaguez Medical Center
Cerebral Palsy Hip Surveillance Program in Puerto Rico
2021 Christopher McDonald, MD
Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
The Use of Variable Pressure Technology to Monitor Compliance and Increase Brace Effectiveness with the Providence Bracing System in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
2021 Bryan Tompkins, MD
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Spokane
Continuous Epidural Analgesia for Scoliosis Correction Surgery: Does It Reduce Opioid Requirements, Complications, and Length of Stay?
2021 Alexa Karkenny, MD
Montefiore Medical Center
Can We Safely Use “Soft Cast” More Often in Pediatric Orthopaedics?: A Pilot Lab Study on the Structural Failure of “Soft Cast”
2021 Verena Schreiber, MD
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
The Effect of Methylnaltrexone on Opioid Induced Constipation and Length of Hospital Stay in Patients with Cerebral Palsy Undergoing Hip Reconstruction Surgery
2021 Jeffrey Sawyer, MD
University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic
Intraoperative Noise Levels and the Effect on Team Communication During Pediatric Spine Deformity Surgery
2021 Carter Clement, MD, MBA
Children's Hospital of New Orleans
Best Practices in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, a POSNA Podcast Series
2021 Robert Murphy, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Home-Based Pulmonary Function Testing for “Graduates” of Growth Friendly Surgery for Early Onset Scoliosis
2021 Benjamin Martin, MD
Children's National Medical Center
Evaluation of the Physiologic Response to Surgical Practice Among Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons Using a Wearable Device
2021 Ennio Rizzo Esposito, MD & Sumit K. Gupta, MD, MPH
The Curators of the University of Missouri
Socioeconomic Variables Associated With Failure of the Ponseti Method in the Management of Idiopathic Clubfoot Deformity
2021 Michael Heffernan, MD
Children's Hospital New Orleans
Taking POSNA’s OrthoKids to the People: Overcoming Knowledge Disparities in Pediatric Fracture Care
2021 Aharon Gladstein, MD
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
You’re Going to What? Preparing Young Patients and Their Families for Pin Removal Post Elbow Fracture
2021 Njalalle Baraza FRCS & Shafique Pirani, MD
Royal Columbian Hospital, British Columbia Children's Hospital
Usefulness of Ponseti Clubfoot Navigator (PCN) In Reducing Clinical Decision Errors – A Proof of Principle Study
2020 Carter Clement, MD
Children's Hospital of New Orleans
Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcasts
2020 Zachary Stinson, MD
Nemours Children's Hospital
Use and Awareness of ACL Prevention and Throwing Guidelines
2020 Maryse Bouchard, MD
Hospital for Sick Kids
3-D Foot and Ankle Cutting Guides
2020 Derek Kelly, MD
Campbell Clinic
Parent Satisfaction in Ortho Trauma
2020 Aharon Gladstein, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Trochlea US
2020 Arun Hariharan, MD
Neumours A. I. duPont
Life Expectancy After NM Scoliosis
2020 Alex DiBartola, MD, MPH
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Outcomes - SCH fx and Obesity
2020 Patrick McGregor, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Outcomes - Obesity and Closed fx Treatment
2020 Caleb Gottlich, MD
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Resident Education on the Acquisition and Interpretation of Portable Ultrasound Images to Evaluate Infant Hips
2020 Scott Rosenfeld, MD
Texas Children's Hospital
Determination of Normative Values of Motion Analysis of Adolescent Dancers for Return to Dance Criteria after Surgery
2020 Romie Gibly, MD, PhD
Lurie Children's Hospital
Rapid-sequence, Unsedated, Non-contrast MRI for Acute Musculoskeletal Infection Workup
2020 Graham Andre, BS
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Ex-vivo Study of Detergent Based Intraosseous Bone Wash for Treatment of Ischemic Osteonecrosis
2020 Sarah Nossov, MD
Shriners Hospital for Children
Educating Families with Osteogenesis Imperfecta on Immediate Fracture Care Management
2020 Joshua Mares, MD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Can Pre-operative Resiliency Training with Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Reduce Pain Scores in Patients Undergoing Periacetabular Osteotomy?
2020 Christopher Iobst, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Prospective Outcomes Study of Peripheral Nerve Catheter Pain Management in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery
2020 Anna Vergun, MD
UNC Chapel Hill
Who is Amelia? Caring for Children with Limb Deficiencies and Limb Differences
2020 Christen Russo, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Harnessing the Power of Fracture Remodeling through Education
2020 Jason Young, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Evaluation of Long-Term Surgical Outcomes of a Pediatric Orthopedic Mission Program in Columbia
2019 Derek Stenquist, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Development and Evaluation of a Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fracture Simulation for Resident Education in Haiti
2019 Anna Vergun, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Evaluation of deferoxamine impregnated suture as a deterrent to surgical site infection in a rat model
2019 Mara Karamitopoulos, MD, FAAOS
New York Univ Langone Orthopaedic Hospital
Barriers to Access Faced by Non-English Speaking Families of Children with Neuromuscular Condition or Cerebral Palsy: A Quality Improvement Project to Address the Disparity
2019 Corinna Franklin, MD
Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia
Female Initiative: Evaluation and Rehabilitation Care Excellence
2019 John Sarwak, MD
Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago
Simulating a mechanistic data driven model of the human spine to predict the growth and spinal curve progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
2019 Elaine Joughin, MD, FRCSC
Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary
A prospective audit of pain management for pediatric orthopedic patients after discharge from hospital
2019 Christen Russo, MD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Promoting Bone Health in Communities: early use of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements
2019 Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH
The Regents of the Univ of California, San Francisco
Observership Opportunities in Pediatric Orthopaedics for Surgeons from Low and-Middle Income Countries: Perceived Barriers and Impact
2019 Joseph Petfield, MD
Nemours A I duPont Hospital for Children
Do Magnetically Controlled Growing Rod Graduates Develop Metal Sensitivity?
2019 Nina Lightdale, MD
Children's Hospital, Los Angeles
Evaluating the Effects of Adaptive Rock Climbing on the Well-Being of Patients with Upper Limb Differences
2019 Cynthia Nguyen, MD
Shriners Hospital for Children, Pasadena
The Effectiveness of Counseling UsingObjective Monitoring Feedback on Compliance of Clubfoot Brace Wear
2019 Maryse Bouchard, MD, MSc
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Sponsorship of Ponseti Course in Hanoi, Vietnam
2019 Meredith Lazar-Antman, MD
New York Winthrop University Hospital
Training Clinical Examination Skills for Diagnosing Infants with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
2019 Elizabeth Liotta, MBBS
Boston Children's Hospital
Post-operative Pain Scores and Opioid Use Following ACL Reconstruction with Quadriceps versus Hamstring Autograft in Adolescents and Young Adults
2019 Philip McClure, MD
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Effect of Intramedullary Reaming on Regenerate Quality in Motorized Internal Lengthening
2019 Brian Smith, MD
Texas Children's Hospital, Houston
My Scoliosis Surgery Journey: The Video
2019 Henry Ellis, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas
Top 10 Pediatric Sports Medicine Research Articles for Parents of Young Children
2019 Kellie Leitch, MD
Univ. of Mississippi Med Ctr
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Research Program
2019 Christopher Makarewich, MD
Univ of Utah, Dept. of Orthopaedics
Remote Follow-up in the Post-operative care of Surgically Treated Supracondylar Humerus Fractures - A Quality Initiative
2019 Luis Moraleda Novo, MD PhD
Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid
Does a Rotational Torque at the Level of the Physis Affect its Growth Rate?
2019 Sean Tabaie, MD
Children's Nat'l Med Ctr, Wash, DC
Hip Surveillance Manual Outlining the Background & Treatment Algorithm for Primary Care Pediatric Physicians Managing Children with CP
2018 Michael Horan, MD, MS
Palmetto Health-USC Orthopaedic Center
Resident Benefits on Education and Cultural Sensitivity from Pediatric Orthopaedic Mission Trips to Underserved Regions (COUR)
2018 Teresa Cappello, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
A Cost Effective Cast Saw Simulation-based Educational Module to Improve Cast Saw Removal Safety
2018 Nirav Pandya, MD
The Impact of Patient Education in the Pre-Operative Holding on Post-Operative Opioid in Elective Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Cases
2018 John Vorhies, MD
Stanford Children's Health
Can Commitment Contracts and Financial Incentives Improve Brace Compliance in the Treatment of Clubfoot? A pilot study
2018 Cordelia Carter, MD
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
Creation of a Pediatric Firearm-related Musculoskeletal Injury Database
2018 Sarah Sibbel, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Burnout in Pediatric Orthopedics
2018 Carley Vuillermin, MBBS, FRACS
Boston Children's Hospital
Assessing Valgus Deformity of the Ankle in Children Following a Free Fibular Graft Harvest
2018 Derek Nhan, BS
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Novel Technique for Repairing Partial ACL Tears: Biomechanical Analysis using a Cadaveric Model
2018 Joshua Abzug, MD
University of Maryland
Comparison of Normal and Damaged Human Physes - Can We Identify Factors That Can Stop Injury of the Physis
2018 Jennifer Bauer, MD, MS
Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Does it Matter What You Wear to Clinic? What Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Patients and Parents Think
2018 Aristides Cruz, MD
Hasbro Children's Hospital/Brown University
A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Operative vs. Non-Operative Treatment for Type II Supracondylar Humeral Fractures in Children
2018 Verena Schreiber, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Keeping Casts Dry – A Comparison Study of Effectiveness of Various Commercially Available Cast Covers in the Pediatric Population
2018 Walter Truong, MD
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record for Medical Missions Care
2018 Jeffrey Sawyer, MD
University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic
Long‐Term (> 10 year) Assessment of Outcomes from Surgical Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis: Development of Methodology and Outcome Assessment Tools
2018 Jennifer Beck, MD
Orthopaedic Institute for Children
QSVI of CAM Boot vs Walking Cast for Treatment of Low Risk Ankle Injuries
2018 Shannon Kelly, MD
Children's National Health System
Development of a Resident Educational Program for Casting Skills
2018 Kali Tileston, MD
Stanford University
The role of health mindset in adolescents' compliance with brace wear for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
2018 John T. Anderson, MD
Children's Mercy Hospital
Utilize the Diversity POSNA Members From 13 Participating Centers in the CHOISSE Project to Develop Low Cost Quality Preoperative 3-Minute Educational Videos for Viewing by OR Team Members Before Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) Surgical Cases
2018 James Barsi, MD
Stony Brook University Hospital
Validation of a Ponseti Casting Simulation
2018 Jaysson Brooks, MD
Children's of Mississippi/University of Mississippi Medical Center
The Effect of Social Interaction through Mobile Applications on the Quality of Life of Children Diagnosed with Early Onset Scoliosis
2017 Selina Poon, MD
Shriners Hospital for Children
A Pilot Study for Evaluation of Parents and Patients with GMFCS Level II Cerebral Palsy Satisfaction and Comfort with Home Physical Therapy through Tele-Therapy
2017 Daniel Miller
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Improving Trainee Understanding of Pelvic Osteotomies for the Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
2017 Joshua Murphy, MD
Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta
Impact of an Accelerated Discharge Pathway on Early Outcomes and Recovery Following Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
2017 Martin Morrison
Lorma Linda University
Biomechanical Comparison of External Fixator-Augmented Titanium Elastic Nails Versus Titanium Elastic Nails Alone in an Unstable Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fracture Model
2017 Mathilde Hupin
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's / CHU Ste-Justine Pediatric Orthopaedic Columbia Mission Trip
2017 Elizabeth Hubbard
Shriners Hospital, Lexington, KY
Effect of foot abduction brace type on brace-wear compliance in idiopathic clubfoot
2017 Jeffrey Peck, MD
McLaren-Fling/Kettering University Michigan
Crash safety analysis of currently available vehicular restraint systems for hip spica casted children utilizing specially designed spica-casted pediatric crash test dummies
2017 William Hennrikus, MD
Penn State College of Medicine
Panama City Resident Surgeon Observer-ship at Penn State College of Medicine
2017 Sarah Nossov
Shriners Hospital, Philadelphia
Impact of Family Educational Videos for Increasing Clubfoot Bracing Compliance
2017 David Spiegel, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Implementing and evaluating a Pediatric Modular Trauma Course for orthopaedic surgeons in Pakistan
2017 Sumit Gupta, MD
University of Missouri
The cost of physiologic referrals to a pediatric orthopaedic clinic