Congratulations to Kasa Cooper, M.D. and Sophie Hollenberg, M.D., the 2020 winners of the James Aronson, M.D. Resident Research Competition at the 36th Annual Arkansas Orthopaedic Forum!

kasa cooper

Kasa Cooper, M.D.
Faculty Advisor: Steven Cherney, M.D.

Title:  IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA VOLUME IN STATES WITH VARYING DEGREES OF GOVERNMENT-MANDATED SOCIAL ORDERS: A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY

 

Sophie Hollenberg

Sophie Hollenberg, M.D
Faculty advisor: Corey Montgomery, M.D.

TITLE:  MANAGEMENT OF BOTH BONE FOREARM FRACTURES IN THE ADOLESCENT PATIENT

Additional Resident Research Projects Presented:
Isaac Majors, M.D.
Faculty Advisor: Jeff Stambough, M.D.
TITLE: IMPROVEMENTS IN ISOKINETIC QUADRICEPS AND HAMSTRING STRENGTH TESTING AFTER FOCUSED THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH FLEXION INSTABILITY
James Kee, M.D.
Faculty Advisor: Brien Rabenhorst, M.D.
TITLE: AN ULTRASONOGRAPHIC APPROACH TO ASSESSING HIP ALIGNMENT AND EFFICACY OF THE ABDUCTION BRACE COMPARED TO COMMON INFANT DEVICES

At UAMS, we understand the importance of research and its connection to advancing patient care and improving outcomes. In fact, within the last three years, our residents have contributed to 32 PubMed indexed publications and have given numerous national presentations.

All orthopaedic surgery residents complete a comprehensive research project during their training and are provided opportunities to conduct clinical and basic science research with the assistance of members of the orthopaedic faculty. During PGY-4, each resident presents his/her research project during the James Aronson, M.D., Resident Research Competition at the Annual Arkansas Orthopaedic Forum.  Whether clinical or laboratory-based, completed projects should be of such quality that national presentations and publications in a peer-reviewed journal are expected.

The Resident Research Committee is a group of advisors and contacts from orthopedics, microbiology, endocrinology, physiology, health literacy, health policy/management, pharmacology, and biostatistics who can help residents find the data and resources they need to complete meaningful orthopaedic research. Residents present updates on their research to the committee annually. Biostatistical services, reference software for manuscripts, and assistance with Internal Review Board (IRB) submissions for patient-based research studies are available within the department. Residents who are awarded podium presentations as primary authors at research meetings are supported by the department to cover travel costs.