Awards and Scholarships

Lifetime Achievement Award  

This award is intended to honor a person who has devoted much of their career to the advancement of the science associated with osteoarthritis. It may be in a broad area or may be in a specific area of the disease, but preferably both. For example, the broad advancement may be in the promotion and education about osteoarthritis, leadership in the field, a past leader of the society, repeated innovations that have advanced the field.  Examples of a specific arena would be epidemiology, pathology, surgery, cartilage biology, molecular biology, biomechanics.

Some specifics for consideration :
Time committed to osteoarthritis research: at least 20 years.  Osteoarthritis may not be their only contribution to the medical sciences.  The awardee does not have to be a member of  OARSI. The awardee may not be an active member of the OARSI Board of Directors. Previous award winners are not eligible. Self-nomination is not possible. The awardee is not required to have an MD or PhD.

Submit letter of recommendation with impact statement (up to two letters of one page each) explaining why your nominee should receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with CV (up to three pages).  Include a summary of accomplishments and examples of leadership in the field of OA research.

Please submit your letter of nomination by email to OARSI Executive Director Elizabeth Grotos at egrotos@oarsi.org by January 20, 2023.  

Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsor:

Go to uhn.ca (Research_Education subpage)

Past Award Recipients:

Year Recipient Year Recipient
2003 Klaus Kuettner, PhD 2013 Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH
2004 Charles Joel Menkes, MD
Michel Lequesne, MD
2014 Karl A. Rudolphi, PhD, DVM
2005 David S. Howell, MD
Leon Sokoloff, MD
2015 David R. Eyre, PhD
George Nuki, MD, FRCP
2006 Anthony Robin Poole, PhD, DSc 2016 Linda Sandell, PhD
2007 Roy D. Altman, MD 2017 Stefan Lohmander, MD, PhD
2008 Roland W. Moskowitz, MD 2018 Mary B. Goldring, PhD
2009 Kenneth D. Brandt, MD
Alice  Maroudas, PhD
2019 Virginia Kraus, MD, PhD
2010 Paul A. Dieppe, MD 2020 Tom Andriacchi, PhD
2011 Dick Heinegård, MD, PhD 2022 Alan Grodzinsky, ScD
2012 David Felson, MD, MPH 2022 Henning Bliddal, MD, DMSci
Stephen Messier, PhD

Clinical Research Award  

The purpose of the OARSI Clinical Research Award is to promote advancement and recognize excellence in clinical research related to osteoarthritis. Research domains include, but are not limited to, areas such as epidemiology and health-services research, clinical outcomes, translational research, and therapeutics, encompassing all phases of research having clinical implications.  This research should reflect an impactful body of work on a specific topic within the field of OA during the last five years.

Nominees must be OARSI members in good standing.  Current Board members and previous recipients are not eligible. Self-nomination is not possible.

Nominations should include letter of recommendation with impact statement (up to two letters of one page each) and CV (up to three pages).The winner will be acknowledged during the Opening Ceremony at the World Congress. The winner will receive an honorarium and Congress registration. Nominations are due by January 20, 2023.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Clinical Research Award.

Past Award Recipients:

Year Recipient Year Recipient
1990 Paul Dieppe, MD 2012

Michael Doherty, MD, MA, FRCP, ILTM

1992 Roland Moskowitz, MD 2013 Marie-Pierre Hellio Le Graverand-Gastineau, MD, DSc, PhD
1994 Stefan Lohmander, MD, PhD 2014 Ewa Roos, PT, PhD
1999 Marc Hochberg, MD, MPH
David Felson, MD, MPH
2015 Sita Bierma-Zienstra, PhD, S.M.A
2001 Roy Altman, MD 2016 Elena Losina, PhD
2005 Kenneth D. Brandt, MD 2017 Francis Berenbaum, MD, PhD
2006 Timothy Spector, MD, MScm, FRCP 2018 Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD
2007 Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH 2019 David Hunter, MD, PhD
2008 Michael Nevitt, PhD, MPH 2020 Gilliam Hawker, MD, MSc
2009 Leena Sharma, MD 2021 Virtual Meeting Phil Conaghan, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCP

2010

 

Felix Eckstein, MD 2022 Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
2011 Martin Englund, MD, PhD    

Basic Science Research     

The purpose of the OARSI Basic Science Research Award is to promote advancement and recognize excellence in basic research in the field of osteoarthritis. This research should reflect an impactful body of work on a specific topic within the field of OA during the last five years. Research targets include all areas of basic science with relevance to osteoarthritis. 

Nominees must be OARSI members in good standing.  Current Board members and previous recipients are not eligible. Self-nominations is not possible. Nominations should include letter of recommendation with impact statement (up to two letters of one page each) and CV (up to three pages). The winner will be acknowledged during the Opening Ceremony at the World Congress. The winner will receive an honorarium and Congress registration. Nominations are due by January 20, 2023.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Basic Science Research Award.

Past Award Recipients:

Year Recipient Year Recipient
1990 Tim Hardingham, BSc, PhD, DSc
Mike Baylis, PhD
2011 David Eyre, PhD
1992 Jean Pierre Pelletier, MD
Johanne Martel Pelletier, PhD
2012 Shiro Ikegawa, MD, PhD
1994 David Howell, MD
Fred Woessner,PhD
2013 Gerard Ateshian, PhD
1997 Chris Evans, PhD 2014 Richard Loeser, Jr., MD
1999 David Felson, MD, MPH 2015 Mary Goldring, PhD
2001 Wim van den Berg, PhD 2016 Farshid Guilak, PhD
2005 Sergio Jimenez, MD 2017 Francisco Blanco, MD, PhD
2006 Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD 2018 James Martin, PhD
2007 Ernst Hunziker, MD, PhD 2019 Frank Beier, PhD
2008 Van C. Mow, PhD 2020 Peter van der Kraan, PhD
2009 Amanda Fosang, PhD 2021
Virtual Meeting
Anne-Marie Malfait, MD, PhD

2010 

Martin Lotz, MD 2022 Magali Cucchiarini, PhD

Rising Star Award

Two Rising Star Awards (Basic and Clinical Research)
The purpose of the  “Rising Star” Award is to recognize excellent contributions from early and mid-career researchers within basic and clinical research in the OA field.

Eligible nominees should be OARSI members who received their terminal degree (e.g. PhD or equivalent) less than 10 years ago. Exceptions are made for leave related to career disruptions (e.g., parental or sick leave) or full-time clinical work.  Board members are eligible. Previous winners are not eligible. Self nomination is possible.

Nomination should include letter of recommendation with impact statement highlighting 3-5 impactful papers, where the candidate is senior author on at least one paper (up to two letters of one page each) and CV (up to three pages).  There will be one award for basic research and one award for clinical research. Winners receive an honorarium and Congress registration. The winner will be acknowledged during the Opening Ceremony at the World Congress. Nominations are due by January 20, 2023.

Click here to submit a nomination.

Rising Star Award Sponsor:

Year Award Winner
2021 Rising Star Basic Science Research Award Silvia Monteaguado, PhD
2021 Rising Star Clinical Research Award Ida Haugen, MD, PhD
2021 Rising Star Clinical Research Award Jamie Collins, PhD
     
2022 Rising Star Basic Science Research Award Tom Appleton, MD, PhD
2022 Rising Star Basic Science Research Award ZeYu Huang, MD
2022 Rising Star Clinical Research Award

Søren T. Skou, PT, MSc, PhD

Scholarships

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