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July 9, 2014

Leading Orthopaedics Journal, CORR, Recognizes “Gendered Innovations in Orthopaedic Science”

Recently the scientific journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, launched a series of articles focusing on men, women and their differences in terms of orthopaedic care and careers. Past Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society president and Perry Initiative Board of Directors member Dr. Amy Ladd authored three of the articles exploring these topics.

PubMed links to articles -
Fairness to all: gender and sex in scientific reporting  - CORR‘s proclamation and recognition of importance of examining sex and gender in scientific studies
Let’s talk about sex, baby: gendered innovations in orthopaedic science - sex and gender in orthopaedic medicine
The sports bra, the ACL, and Title IX–the game in play - Title IX and women in sports
Title IX Education: Book Learnin’ and Bone Mendin’ - women in orthopaedic education and careers, with recognition of The Perry Initiative for role in early education

Thank you to CORR for recognizing sex specific differences in orthopaedic health, as well as working to bring more women into the field of orthopaedic surgery.

 

Dr. Amy Ladd assists participants of Stanford University 2012 Perry Outreach Program

Dr. Amy Ladd assists participants of Stanford University 2012 Perry Outreach Program

June 16, 2014

The Perry Initiative 2014 Summer Interns Are Hard at Work!

Although our programs slow down during the summer, the work never ends at The Perry Initiative! Internships funded by University of Delaware Service Learning Program will allow Amira Idris and Manuela Restrepo to design new modules for the Perry Outreach Programs, learn about non-profit management, and travel to our California programs in August 2014.

Amira and Manuela are both seniors majoring in Biomedical Engineering at The University of Delaware. Amira is a member of The University of Delaware Track and Field Team and co-founder and vice president of the Prosthetic and Orthotic Club. Manuela is the president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and vice president of the Biomedical Engineering Society. They are both very talented women!  Read below for more from the interns in their own words. 

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Amira Idris (L) and Manuela Restrepo (R), The Perry Initiative’s 2014 Summer Interns

 

What is your favorite thing about The Perry Initiative? Amira
I joined the Perry Initiative because as a female I understand the challenges young women face when it comes to getting involved in with the STEM fields. This is usually due to unawareness of the field and frustration. The goal of The Perry Initiative is to inspire young women to pursue the exciting fields of Orthopedic Surgery and Engineering. I think it would be great to have more females involved in the STEM fields. I am excited to be a participant in this process, and I hope to encourage other young women and girls to share my excitement and not be intimidated or afraid to try their hands in male dominated fields.

Why do you enjoy working with The Perry Initiative? Manuela
I enjoy working with The Perry Initiative because I have the opportunity to apply concepts I have learned in my classes while inspiring young women to pursue STEM careers. I also love traveling to the different cities where we take the program.

 

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Manuela and Amira hard at work designing a new module. Can you guess what it is?

 

How did you get involved with The Perry Initiative? Manuela
I participated in The Perry Initiative program as a student when I was a sophomore in college. Going through the modules and listening to the stories of the faculty helped me narrow down what I wanted to major in which is Biomedical Engineering. I later reached out to Dr. Buckley about volunteering for the program and later applied to be an intern.

What is a typical day for a Perry Intern? Amira
The typical day involves planning and designing prototypes and preparing for Perry workshops, filling spread sheets, and meetings with our advisor and other interns that are involved in projects that are non-Perry related. As an intern you learn how to build with your hands, use different building tools, and design and print in 3-D.
Working with Perry is really fun, interesting, and exciting and we usually don’t notice the time passing by. Every day I learn something new about the engineering and the medical field, and other necessary skills by working with Perry and interacting with other engineering interns. And of course we also get to listen to music while we work!! FUN!!

 

Welcome Amira and Manuela! We look forward to working with you this summer as the first class of Perry Summer Interns!

April 18, 2014

Perry Initiative Featured in Shawano Leader

Our recent program in Shawano, WI was featured in the Shawano Leader. We had a great time! Thirty-eight students from twelve local high schools attended the event sponsored by the Shawano Medical Center Foundation. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with this program.

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March 18, 2014

Perry Initiative Travels to New Orleans for AAOS 2014

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Seven Perry Initiative staff traveled to New Orleans March 11-15 for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. We held a combined POP/MSOP on March 12, sponsored by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. More photos of the POP/MSOP can be found here. We also promoted Perry at the AAOS Exhibit Hall and enjoyed the food and fun of New Orleans.

February 13, 2014

Perry Initiative Co-Founder, Dr. Lisa Lattanza, Honored with Jefferson Award

Co-founder of The Perry Initiative, Dr. Lisa Lattanza, was recently honored with a Jefferson Award for Public Service by KPIX, a Bay Area CBS affiliate. This award is in recognition of community service in the Bay Area, and Dr. Lattanza was commended for her work with The Perry Initiative, inspiring young women to explore careers in orthopaedics and engineering.

Check out the KPIX piece here. The story also features our Feb 2014 UCSF POP.

Congratulations, Dr. Lattanza!

 

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