Research team wins Nicolas Andry Career Achievement Award
The research team of Tim Hewett, PhD, Greg Myer, PhD, Mark Paterno, PhD, Carmen Quatman, PhD, and Kevin Ford, PhD, received the 2012 Nicolas Andry career achievement award by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS). The award recognized the group's work on the paper titled, "A Systematic Approach to Prevent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury." The ABJS recognizes individuals through this award who have conducted and published work pertaining to the musculoskeletal system that has significantly contributed to orthopaedic knowledge and practice.
Michael Shaffer, DO recognized by Cincy Magazine
Michael Shaffer, DO was honored in the December 2011 issue of Cincy Magazine by being named one of the top Sports Medicine doctors in the Tri-state area. Shaffer has special interests in injury prevention, altered foot mechanics, and manipulative treatment of spine and pelvis related dysfunction. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of female athletes and also serves as the division's Fellowship Director.
Division lands another NFL Charities Award
For the fifth time in six years, the Division of Sports Medicine received a grant from the National Football League (NFL) charities organization. The project, titled “Neuromuscular Predictors of Outcome following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: a Prospective and Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Meniscus Injury,” will be led by Paterno. Other division staff participating with the project include Hewett and Laura Schmitt, PhD, co-investigators; Myer and Ford, associate investigators; and Staci Thomas, coordinator. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries combined with meniscal pathology are among the most disabling injuries sustained by athletes. The goal of the project is to understand the mechanisms underlying outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) in a young, athletic population with meniscus injury.