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Orthopaedic Society Honors Iowa's Joseph Buckwalter, MD

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) presented its ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award to Joseph Buckwalter, MD, at the organization’s annual meeting in January.

Buckwalter is professor and head of the UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and for 35 years he has conducted basic scientific studies of the musculoskeletal system. For more than a decade, he has led a team of investigators that have conducted basic, translational, and clinical research on the role of joint injury in osteoarthritis.

The award honors an individual who has compiled a record of innovative research and service to the professional community, and demonstrated outstanding mentorship of trainees and exemplified academic collegiality.

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