Young Investigator's Workshop

Grant Writing, Scientific Storytelling and Career Navigation for the Emerging Clinician-Scientist

One of the key strategic objectives of AO North America, the Center for Orthopaedic Injury Research and Innovation (COIRI) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, is to promote the development of aspiring new researchers in the field of Orthopaedic trauma.  We are pleased to announce the 2nd annual course entitled Young Investigator’s Workshop.  This course will be conducted in cooperation with the OneAO 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona and will focus on topics critical for young investigators/clinician scientists, including building, funding, and managing a research program, new methodologic approaches to translational and clinical research and grant writing with an opportunity for attendees to present and receive feedback on study/grant ideas. This opportunity is directed toward current trauma fellows and/or practicing clinicians within 5 years of completing their post-graduate training. Attendees are responsible for travel, lodging. The registration fee will cover the workshop as well. 15 stipends are available


Gerard Slobogean, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Leah Gitajn, MD, MSc

Associate Professor
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Saam Morshed, MD, PhD, MPH

Orthopaedic Trauma Institute
University of California, San Francisco
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Nathan O'Hara, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedics

Maryland School of Medicine 

Sheila Sprague, PhD 

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

McMaster University

Auggie Saiz, MD 

prior AO YIRDA award winner, AO Young Investigator award winner, OTA Young Investigator award winner

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, Davis