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...

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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...

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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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Perry Initiative Travels to New Orleans for AAOS 2014

  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.

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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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