Each year the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association grants two distinct awards for excellence in research conducted by a resident or fellow. These awards, the Jacquelin Perry and Vernon L. Nickel awards, offer the resident or fellow the opportunity to participate in the Specialty Day or Annual Meeting programs. These opportunities are designed to enhance the educational and research missions of the organization. The resident or fellow must be the primary author of the paper. The topic of the project must concern the preservation or restoration of musculoskeletal function. Orthopaedic principles and treatments are of primary interest to the ORA, but interventions evaluated may be either operative or non-operative.

The Jacquelin Perry Award paper and the Vernon Nickel Award paper will be presented by the author at the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association. Each author will receive $1,000 for travel expenses.

A complete manuscript of the research with illustrations must be submitted electronically for consideration. Submissions should follow the format of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Electronic submissions should be sent to the following individual:

EB Marsolais, MD, PhD