Funded Studies

AIRCAST FOUNDATION FUNDED AND COMMITTED GRANTS

 

ENDOWMENTS

$1,000,000 committed to THE AIRCAST FOUNDATION-OREF RESEARCH ENDOWMENT

 

$1,000,000 committed to THE AIRCAST FOUNDATION-AOSSM RESEARCH ENDOWMENT

 

$300,000 seed money committed to fund the DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK ORTHOPEDIC RESEARCH and EDUCATION ENDOWMENT at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (the GreenCare Model)

 

OTHER FUNDED COMMITMENTS

$150,000 committed to cofunding the OREF-James R. Andrews Collaborative Research Agenda in the Prevention of Youth Sports Injuries

 

$150,000 committed to funding the AOSSM-Aircast Foundation “Return to Play” Clinical Outcomes in Biomechanic or Sports-Injury variables/parameters

 

$75,000 committed to funding the OREF-Russell Warren Sports Grant Program

 

$50,000 committed to funding the OREF-Aircast Foundation grant for Innovative Accelerated Protocols for Rehabilitation of Orthopedic Injuries

 

$50,000 committed to funding the OTA grant for Treatment and Prevention of Post Traumatic Arthritis after Articular Fractures

 

RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

Each grant awarded at $5,000

 

OREF 2015

Koehler, Daniel Mark, MD
U. of Iowa Hosp. College of Medicine
Time Driven Activity Based Cost Analysis of Open vs Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

 

Noticewala, Manish Suresh, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Pain, Function and Performance Assessment in Overhead Youth Athlete

 

Bawa, Harpreet, Singh, MD
University of Chicago
Growth Factor Expression During Tendon Healing in three Tendon Types

 

Gage, Mark Joseph, MD
New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases
Which Surgical Treatment Method of Femoral Neck Fractures Allows for More Rapid Return to Function? A study using a novel method to monitor Postoperative activity

 

Witten, Brent Gregory, MD
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Outpatient Compliance with Portable Pneumatic Compression Device

 

Jain, Amit, MD
John Hopkins University
Duration of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Orthopaedic Trauma: What is the Standard of Care?

 

OREF 2016

DiSegna, Steven T., M.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Predicting Early Failure in Total Knee Arthoplasty

 

Dobson, Christopher, MD
University of California, San Diego
Biomarkers of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formaiton and Relationship to Adipoisity in Total Joint Arthoplasty patients

 

Grosso, Matthew J., MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Adductor Canal Block Versus Periartiular Bupivacaine Injection in total knee arthoplasty

 

Ho, Jason C., MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Long Term Effects of Glenoid Component Version in Total Shoulder Arthoplasty

 

Pitcher, Austin A., MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Biomechanical Evaluation of Augmentation Strategies For Fixation of Proximal Humerous Fractures in Osteoporotic Bone

 

Rosenthal, Brett D., MD
Northwestern University Medical School
Development of 3D- printed Hyperelastic Bone composites for Bone Regeneration and Spine Fusion

 

Smith, Bryan M., MD, DPT
Loyola University of Chicago School of Medicine
Development of a Real Time Model of Foot and Ankle Kinematics During Simulated Gait A Pilot Study

 

Tangtiphalboontana, J., MD
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Effect of Ibuprofen on Postoperative Narcotic Consumption and Shoulder Functional Outcomes After Arthoscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

 

Von Keudell, Arvind G., MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Biomechanical Properties of Intramedullary Suture Anchor vs Traditional Tension Band Wiring in Osteoporotic Olecranon Fractures

 

Yamaguchi, Kent T., MD
UCLA School of Medicine
The Effect of Proximal Tibia Anterior Closing Wedge Osteotomy on ACL Forces and Knee Kinematics; A Biomechanical Study

 

OREF 2017

Abbitt, William P., MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Alpha-defensin; Predictor of Successful Revision TJA

 

Caldwell, Jon-Michael, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Arthroscopic Technique for Implantation of Tissue Engineered Scaffold

 

Chan, Justin H., MD
Northwestern University-Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Biomechanical Analysis of Partial Extensor Tendon Lacerations over Metacarp

 

Elkins, Jacob, MD, PhD
University of Iowa, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Biomechanical Considerations in Morbid Obesity in Total Joint Arthoplasty

 

Gebhart, Sandra S., MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Bisphosphonates Prevent Heterotopic Ossification in the Upper Extremity

 

Korth, Kyle, MD
University of Wisconsin, Hospitals and Clinics
How Tendon Anchoring Techniques Affect Fixation for Tendon Transfers

 

Patterson, Joseph T., MD
University of California, San Francisco, Contracts & Grants
Implants, Morbidity, and Costs in AO/OTA 31-A2 Hip Fractures Among Veterans

 

Rockson, Hayden B., MD, MA
University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care
Defining Success in Perioperative Care Pathways for Hip Fracture Patients

 

Thomas, Danielle, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Knot of Henry Variation and the Effect on Plantar Flexion Strength

 

Yim, Nury, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center
Rosiglitazone and Fracture Healing

 

OREF 2018

(SIX COMMITTED)

FUNDING COMMITMENTS SINCE 2015

Prior to 2015, the Foundation had funded 38 Grant Applications in the total amount of $3,796,296

Upon receiving a large charitable contribution to the Foundation, the Foundation, as reconstituted, has again begun funding, primarily through collaboration efforts with OREF and AOSSM.

The Foundation also has agreed to fund an Endowment at the DH-SWVHC of data analytics looking to determine surgical best practices

The Foundation has funded, or committed to fund, the following studies and programs:


Spring 1999
Gobinda Sarkar, PhD
Evaluation of hDhm2p Expression,
Human Homolog of a DNA
Recombination Gene, in
Musculoskeletal Tumors
Mayo Clinic

 

Fall 1999
Sheldon Lin, MD
Delayed Fracture Healing in Diabetes
Mellitus: Effect of Systemic Control
with Insulin and Local Insulin Delivery
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

 

Christopher Harner, MD
Function of the PCL and Posterolateral
Structures in the Intact, Injured,
and Reconstructed Knee
University of Pittsburgh

 

Spring 2000
Jeffrey Weiss, PhD
Effective Anti-angiogenic Treatment
of Ligament Healing
University of Utah

 

Deborah Ciombor, PhD
Stimulation of Chondrogenic
Differentiation by Polymer-Encapsulated
Growth Factors
Rhode Island Hospital

 

Fall 2000
Michael Hudson, PhD (Deceased)
S.aureus-Infected Osteoblasts Initiate
an Inflammatory Response
UNC at Charlotte

 

Michael Hadjiargyrou, PhD
Molecular Characterization of
Two Novel Genes Differentially
Expressed During Fracture Healing
SUNY at Stony Brook

 

Richard Debski, PhD
Analysis of Reconstruction
Procedures for Acromioclavicular
Joint Injury
University of Pittsburgh
Brian Davis, PhD
Mechanisms Underlying Calcaneal
Fractures
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

 

Gerald Williams, MD
Tendon to Bone Healing: Role of
the Mechanical Environment
University of Pennsylvania

 

Spring 2001
Claudia Kappen, Dr.rer.nat.
Functional Genomics of Cartilage
Development
University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

Karen Yates, PhD
Function of Wnt Genes in Chondroblast
Differentiation in vitro
Brigham & Women’s Hospital

 

Sean Scully, MD, PhD
The Role of Tenascin in
Chondrosarcoma Metastases
Mayo Clinic

 

Fall 2001
Gobinda Sarkar, PhD
Evaluation of a Human DNA
Recombination Gene, hDhm2,
in Musculoskeletal Tumors
Mayo Clinic

 

Evan Flatow, MD
Assessment of Damage Accumulation
in Rat Tendons
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

 

Long-En Chen, MD, PhD
Nitric Oxide in Reperfused
Peripheral Nerve
Duke University Medical Center

 

Spring 2002
Maury L. Hull, PhD
Increases in Anterior Laxity and
Graft Slippage During Aggressive
Rehabilitation of Knees Reconstructed
with Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone and
Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Grafts
University of California, Davis

 

Scott A. Rodeo, MD
Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the
Sheep Knee: Evaluation of Early Markers
for Degenerative Change and Assessment
of Surgical Timing on Articular Cartilage Deterioration
Hospital for Special Surgery

 

Zong-Ming Li, PhD
Biomechanical Evaluation of Hand Motor Function
University of Pittsburgh

 

Fall 2002
Tong-Chuan He, MD, PhD
Expression Profiling Analysis of
BMP9-mediated Osteoblastic Differentiation
University of Chicago

 

Michael J. Zuscik, PhD
Cell and Molecular Effects of Nicotine
on Chondrogenesis and Cartilage Differentiation
University of Rochester


Spring 2003
Ranjan Gupta, MD
Schwann Cell Response to the
Biomechanical Forces Associated
with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
University of California, Irvine

 

Fall 2003
Wen-Ning Qi, MD
NF-(B Signaling Pathway Regulates
iNOS Expression in Response to
Reperfusion Injury
Duke University Medical Center

 

Bang H. Hoang, MD
The Role of Wnt Signaling in the
Progression of Osteosarcoma
University of California, Irvine

 

Spring 2004
John M. Cavanaugh, MD
An Experimental Study of Mechanical,
Neurophysiological and Structural
Changes of Spinal Nerve Roots Caused
By Tensile Loading
Wayne State University

 

Matthew B. Dobbs, MD
A Genome-Wide Linkage Analysis
for Idiopathic Clubfoot
Washington University School of Medicine

 

Fall 2004
Francis Y. Lee, MD
Targeting Cell Survival Pathways
In Chondrosarcoma
Columbia University

 

Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC
Identifying Contributors to Functional
Impairment in Patients with Rotator
Cuff Tears
University of Pittsburgh

 

Darryl G. Thelen, PhD
Hamstring Muscle Mechanics and
Function During Sprinting
The University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Kristy Weber, MD
The Role of IL-6 in the Growth of Renal
Cell Carcinoma Bone Metastasis
Johns Hopkins University

 

Spring 2005
Darryl D. D’Lima, MD
Cytoprotection in the Treatment of Cartilage
Lesions
Scripps Clinic

 

Xiaojuan Li, PhD
Assessment of Cartilage and Subchondral
Bone Injuries of the Knee Following Anterior
Cruciate Ligament Tear with High Field
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
University of California, San Francisco

 

Fall 2005
Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
Molecular Mechanism of Arthrofibrosis Following
Total Knee Arthroplasty
Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University

 

Qiuqian Wu, MD, PhD
Age-Related Changes in TGF-B/BMP Signaling
Impair Fracture Healing in a Mouse Model
University of Rochester

 

Spring 2006
Esmaiel Jabbari, PhD
Synergistic Effects of Microencapsulated BMP and
RGD Peptide on Osteoinductivity of Injectable In-Situ
Crosslinkable Poly(lactide) Scaffolds
University of South Carolina

 

Amy J. Wagoner Johnson, PhD
Evolution of Bone Formation and the Effects on
Mechanical Deformation and Damage Mechanisms
in Tailorable Scaffolds
University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

 

Fall 2006
Robert L. Mauck, PhD
Meniscus Tissue Engineering with Anisotropic
Biodegradable Nanofibrous Scaffolds
University of Pennsylvania

 

Fall 2007
Johnna Temenoff, PhD
Co-Culture Constructs to Promote Regeneration
of the Ligament-Bone Interface
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Lei Wei, MD, PhD
Disruption of SDF-1 Signaling Inhibits Cartilage
Degeneration and Attenuates Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis
Brown Medical School

 

Fall 2008
Hani A. Awad, MD
PTH Treatment for Enhanced Massive Bone
Allograft Union
University of Rochester

 

Hans-Christoph Pape, MD
Damage Control Orthopaedics: The Effects on
Local and Systemic Complications
University of Pittsburgh