Summer Research Internship
The Summer Research Internship at the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles (OFALS) is designed for Medical Students to gain exposure into clinical research in orthopaedics and sports medicine. The 8-week program
is under the leadership of an orthopaedic surgeon as well as the Research Director. We currently have projects in the areas of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, unicompartmental knee replacement, and arthroscopic
repair of anterior shoulder instability. Students will gain experience in clinical trial administration, conducting literature reviews to define concepts and design potential research studies, patient recruitment and
follow-up, data collection and entry, basic statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation. In addition, the internship program provides a weekly lecture series as well as surgery observation and cadaveric dissection.
There are 2 available graduate research internships for the Summer of 2013 under the leadership of Dr. Kevin Plancher and Dr. Stephanie Petterson. For any questions or to apply to the program, please contact Dr. Petterson,
Director of Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who have completed at least one year in an accredited US medical school are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those students attending Albert Einstein
College of Medicine.
2013 Summer Research Internship Application
Do You Suffer From ARTHRITIS?
Is your arthritis pain limiting your ability to participate in your daily activities? If yes, you may want to participate in a research study.
As a qualified participant, you will receive study medication and will be compensated for your time.
To qualify, you must:
All participants will receive study medication for their pain at no cost.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Have high blood pressure
- Suffer from arthritis pain
Please contact Andrew or Stephanie
email@example.com or 203-869-2002
We finished two trials in 2009.
We currently have two active clinical trials. One study is sponsored by Pfizer and invloves the use of their antiinflamatory drug, Celebrex, as compared to two other
over the counter medications, naproxen sodium and ibuprophen. The goal of the study is to prove the effectiveness as well as the safety of Celebrex. Specifically,
Pfizer is looking to show that those with concommitant cardio vascular health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a history of a heart attack or stroke,
do not have a higher rate of side effects while on Celebrex than those on the other antiinflammatories. The study follows patients over the course of three years.
Particiapants are provided with medication at no cost and also receive blood work and an EKG at no charge to them.
Additionally, the sponsor pays patients in the study for their time and travel to participate in the trial.
We are also one of only 6 sites in the U.S. chosen to participate in a surgical study with Zimmer utelizing a new cartilage product. The study involves the use of
allograft (cadaveric) cartilage plugs to fill in arthritic lesions in the knee. Patients are then followed for 5 years after the surgery. The product is FDA approved,
but only available to those physicians who have been chosen to be part of the trial. It is a very exciting opportunity to provide our patients with the latest advances
in minimally invasive procedures to address arthritis.
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Kevin Plancher, MD, Chairman of the Board
Janine D. Bahar, Executive Director
George Kollitides II
Kenneth M. Wisdom
Mary Ellen Yacura