Arin Kim, MD and Michael Davies, MD awarded best papers at OREF Research Symposium

Arin Kim, MD, at left, and Michael Davies, MD won awards for the best clinical and basic science research papers, respectively, at this year’s at the OREF California Regional Resident Research Symposium held this week at UCSF. (PHOTO:  Courtesy of the UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery.)

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 28, 2019) – Arin Kim, MD and Michael Davies, MD, both third year residents in the UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, won awards for best clinical and basic science research papers, respectively, at this year’s Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) California Regional Research Symposium held at UCSF on Oct. 22, 2019.

Dr. Kim performed an independent project evaluating the best way to treat congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle, a relatively rare condition that affects the ability of children to use their upper extremity effectively. Her paper is entitled: Congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle: surgical decision making and outcomes. 

Dr. Davies, a member of the Feeley-Liu Lab, developed a basic research study evaluating how stem cells in different muscles are capable of driving regeneration. His paper is entitled: Fibro-Adipogenic Progenitors from the Rotator Cuff Display the Highest Concentration, Proliferative Capacity, and Adipogenic Differentiation Among Different Muscle Groups in Mice.

“Congratulations to both Dr. Kim and Dr. Davies for winning best science papers,” said Dr. Brian Feeley, MD, a research mentor in the Department.  “Their research sheds tremendous light on reimagining ways to address both unusual and common musculoskeletal problems.”

UCSF Residents also recognized for their research at the Symposium included:

  • Third-year resident Sachin Allahabadi MD, who presented research on A Randomized Single-Blinded Trail of Early Rehabilitation Versus Immobilization After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (RTSA). (Second Place, Clinical Research)
  • Third-year resident Hao-Hua Wu MD, who presented research on Quality of Life and Functional Measures Following SIGN Intramedullary Nailing versus Skeletal Traction for Treatment of Femoral Shaft Fractures in Malawi at 6 Weeks and 3 Months Post-Operatively:  A Prospective Analysis. (Third Place, Clinical Research)
  • Second-year resident Steven Garcia MD, who presented research on Single Cell RNA-Sequencing Demonstrates Heterogeneous Human Satellite Cell Transcriptomes. (Third Place, Basic Science Research; Tie)
  • Third-year resident Justin Krogue MD, who presented research on Automatic Hip Fracture Identification and Function Subclassification with Deep Learning. (Third Place, Basic Science Research; Tie)

OREF is a major funding source of resident and junior faculty research, and provides annual grant support for residents across the country.  

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