ICRS Award Jennifer Bara

Dr Jennifer Bara was awarded a Travelling Scientist Fellowship

19 June 2015

From left to right: Gerard Ateshian, Daniel Grande, Christophe Merceron, Lucienne Vonk, Jennifer Bara, Clark Hung, Giovanna Desando at Columbia University, New York City.

AO Research Institute Davos post-doctoral research associate Dr Jennifer Bara was recently awarded a Travelling Scientist Fellowship by the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).

This is a newly introduced ICRS award, aiming to provide promising young postdoctoral scientists with an opportunity for international exchange in a stimulating environment and to gain exposure to high quality basic research in laboratories that are world famous for their work on articular cartilage injury, repair, and regeneration. Between 30th April-10th May 2015, Jennifer, together with four other award recipients; Giovanna Desando (Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy), Lucienne Vonk (University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands), Christophe Merceron (University of Michigan U.S.A and University of Nantes, France) and their travelling mentor, Prof. Daniel Grande (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, New York), visited and participated in scientific exchange with several prestigious cartilage research centres in the United States. The trip was completed by presenting their fellowship experience at the ICRS World Congress in Chicago.

Research groups involved in the scientific exchange included: Gerard A. Ateshian and Clark T Hung, Columbia University, New York City; Jeremy Mao, Columbia University, New York City; Suzanne Maher, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York; Marjolein van der Meulen , Lara Estroff, Itai Cohen. Larry Bonassar, Lisa Fortier, Alan Nixon, Cornell University, New York; James Cook, University of Missouri, and Susan Chubinskaya at Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago.
We congratulate Jennifer for this award and we are sure it will help lay the foundations for a successful research career.

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