2020 Young Investigator Research Development Award Winners Announced

Find out the latest winners of the AO Trauma NA Young Investigator Research Development Awards

18 February 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Adam Boissonneault, trauma fellow at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, and Dr. L. Henry Goodnough, trauma fellow at Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington, as the recipients of the AO Trauma North America 2020 Young Investigator Research Development Awards! 

The AO Trauma North America Research Committee created and developed this award as a unique offering intended to foster the development of research interests in qualified AO Trauma North America fellows, with funding intended to carry forward into their first years of post-fellowship practice. 

As part of the program, the awardees present their research proposals to the AO Trauma NA Research Committee, where they receive input and guidance followed by periodic monitoring. The program also provides support for attending grant writing workshops, OTA and One AO meetings, and other ad-hoc research meetings deemed important by the fellows and the research committee.

This award follows the graduating fellows into their first year of post-fellowship practice, where they may initiate or continue their research with this AO Trauma NA funding support. The Young Investigator Research Development Award is now in its 2nd year and the research continues despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned as these AO Trauma NA supported investigators grow into accomplished clinician scientists performing research that impacts trauma patient outcomes throughout the world.

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