Dr. Constance Chu receives 10M grant, AAO's Kappa Delta Award to continue osteoarthritis prevention work — 3 insights

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Stanford (Calif.) University orthopedic surgeon Constance Chu, MD, received an award and a $10 million grant to continue her osteoarthritis prevention research.

What you should know:

1. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recognized Dr. Chu with its Kappa Delta Award and $20,000. AAOS is recognizing her for her, "decades of work in defining pre-osteoarthritis and for developing a new MRI technique to diagnose it."

2. The DOD awarded Dr. Chu and her team a $10 million grant to study ways to prevent osteoarthritis after injury.

3. Dr. Chu said, "We're on a path toward preventing and finding cures for osteoarthritis and reducing the number of people who are disabled from joint pain and who need metal and plastic replacements. That's the most meaningful to me and my team — to make a difference for patients."

 

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