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OARSI Awards

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
 Note:  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
The awardee is not required to  have an MD or PhD.

Submit a statement as to why your nominee should receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Include a summary of accomplishments and examples of leadership in the field of OA research.   



Past Award Recipients:

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

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