It was one of the best experiences of my educational career and honestly taught me so much. I’ve had dreams of becoming an orthopedic surgeon since I was younger and today really enforced that I belong in this field. Also, I’m glad you’ve opened my eyes to biomedical engineering as well. I never thought learning could be so fun and I was so happy to be a part of this program. — Student Participant, 2011
March 11, 2013
Dr. Jacquelin Perry, world renowned orthopaedic surgeon and biomechanician and namesake for The Perry Initiative, passed away at her home in Los Angeles this Monday, March 11, 2013, at the age of 94. Dr. Perry trained as a physical therapist and worked as a physical therapist in the army during World War II. After the [...]
March 8, 2013
Perry staff and volunteers celebrated International Women’s Day (March 8, 2013) last night by attending a screening of the new documentary: Girl Rising ! This incredible film by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins paired girls from Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Peru, Egypt, Nepal and India with native women authors to help tell their stories. Full of hope [...]
February 5, 2013
Earlier in the month, Dr. Jenni flew back to the San Francisco office for some needed organization time. While she was there, we received a giant shipment of bones! The Perry Initiative is able to stock its hands-on curriculum using generous donations from SawBones ! This company sells anatomical models for a whole host [...]
December 19, 2012
The Perry Initiative welcomes two new members of its Board of Directors, Dr. Amy Ladd and Dr. Anette Karlsson.
November 8, 2012
During the Perry Initiative fundraising kick-off event held Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute, the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (represented by Perry co-founder, Dr. Lisa Lattanza) honored Dr. Jacquelin Perry as the first recipient of the Dr. Jacquelin Perry Excellence in Mentorship Award.
September 21, 2012
Drs. Buckley and Lattanza were in Washington, DC this week for the annual Movement Is Life Caucus on Musculoskeletal Health Disparities, which is chaired by Perry Board Member, Dr. Mary O’Connor from the Mayo Clinic in Florida.
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Sacramento, California which will take place at Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California. We [...]
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Phoenix, Arizona which will take place at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). We [...]
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Little Rock, Arkansas which will take place at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. We [...]