Academic Awards

Marion Frauenthal  Sloane Clinical Research Award

The Marion Frauenthal Sloane Award is named for the daughter of the founder of the Hospital for Joint Diseases and is presented for an original clinical research paper submitted by an orthopaedic resident or recent graduate. Marion Frauenthal Sloan was probably the first female orthopaedic surgeon in the United States and practiced before establishment of the ABOS (Ruth Jackson was the first board certified female orthopaedic surgeon). The award is presented once each academic year (July to June). Deadline for submission is September 30 following the academic year and should be submitted to the Vice Chair for Education. A committee comprised of the Program director, Associate PD, Chair and research director will select the winner from submissions.

Eleanor Kauffman Award for Research in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

The Eleanor Kauffman Award is presented for an original clinical research paper on a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery topics submitted by an orthopaedic resident or recent graduate. The award is presented once each academic year (July to June). Deadline for submission is September 30 following the academic year and should be submitted to the Vice Chair for Education. A committee comprised of the Program director, Associate PD, Chair, Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Vice Chair for Research will select the winner from submissions.

Harry Reicher Award for Basic Science Research

The Harry Reicher Award is presented to an original basic science research paper on a topic related to orthopaedic surgery submitted by an orthopaedic resident or recent graduate. The award is presented once each academic year (July to June). Deadline for submission is September 30 following the academic year and should be submitted to the Vice Chair for Education. A committee comprised of the Program director, Associate PD, Chair, and Vice Chair for Research will select the winner from submissions.

Sarah Pettrone M.D. Hand Surgery Scholarship Award

The NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has established the Sarah Pettrone, M.D. Memorial Scholarship in memory of Sarah Pettrone, M.D., a 2002 graduate of our residency program. Sarah passed away on July 25, 2014 at the age of 38 after a courageous battle with cancer. To be eligible for this scholarship, residents should have been accepted to a Hand Fellowship program. All PGY4 and PGY5 residents who fulfill these criteria are eligible. Preference will be given to female orthopaedic residents who fulfill the eligibility criteria. However, most importantly, the selected resident should represent the important professional and personal characteristics of Dr. Pettrone. The selected resident will be provided with support to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. The Selection Committee will consist of the Residency Program Directors and the Department Chair. Interested residents should submit their curriculum vitae and a letter expressing their interest to the Residency Program Director before June 30 of each year.

J. Serge and May Parisien Diversity Scholarship Awards for Medical Students

The NYU Hospital for Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to providing underrepresented minorities and women the opportunity to gain clinical experience in the field of orthopaedic surgery. Towards this end, the department has established two scholarships to supplement the cost of travel and living in New York City during a one-month clinical clerkship in orthopaedic surgery with our department. The committee on Diversity will evaluate applications for the scholarship and provide two awards of up to $2500 to deserving medical students. Advertisement of the program will consist of posting on the departmental web site as well as direct announcement at the annual SNMA meeting. Applicants will apply by March of the year they wish to rotate. In order to receive the scholarship, the applicant must be accepted as a rotating medical student in a regular 4 week rotation, be from an accredited American allopathic medical school, be in good standing academically and complete the clerkship.

Ralph and Phyllis Luskin Resident Teaching Award (2)

This endowed award which was provided by Dr. Ralph Lusskin, a member of our faculty for over 50 years, and his wife Phyllis is presented to two graduating senior residents for excellence in teaching their peers. The award is voted on by their fellow residents and presented at graduation. All graduating resents are eligible. A closed ballot is held under the direction of the executive chief residents. Each resident selected receives a plaque and a $2500 award.

Faculty “Teacher of the Year” Award

This award is presented to two faculty members by the graduating residents for excellence in teaching during their residency. The award is voted on by the graduating residents and presented at graduation. All graduating resents are eligible to vote and all members of the teaching faculty are eligible. A plaque is presented to the honorees at graduation dinner.

Senior Resident Research Award

These awards are presented to two graduating senior residents for excellence in research. One award is for clinical research and the other for basic science research. The awards are voted on by the panel of judges selected by the Vice Chair for Research and based upon their senior resident research presentations given at the May staff meeting. The awards are presented at graduation. All graduating resents are eligible. A $500 prize is provided along with a plaque

NYU Medical Student Clinical Rotation Award

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery presents one graduating NYU School of Medicine student with “The Clinical Rotation Award” for excellence on their clinical rotation as a senior medical student. The Vice Chair and the Director of Medical Student Education select the recipient of this award.  Students are selected based upon the evaluations received during their 4th year clerkships. The award will be presented at the year-end medical student graduation award ceremonies. A check for $500 will be awarded along with the certificate.

The Victor Frankel, M.D., Ph.D. Medical Student Research Award

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery presents one graduating NYU School of Medicine student with this award for excellence in orthopaedic research performed during medical school. The award is named for Victor Frankel, M.D., Ph.D. who served as Chair of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery from 1981 to 1994 and is considered by many to be the “father” of orthopaedic biomechanics. The Vice Chair for Research, Vice Chair for Education and the Director of Medical Student Education will select the recipient. Students are selected based upon orthopaedic research performed during their tenure as students at the NYU School of Medicine. The award will be presented at the year-end medical student graduation award ceremonies. A check for $500 will be awarded along with the certificate.

The Nate Bondi MD Award

In memory of our colleague and friend Nate Bondi and in honor of his inspiring generosity, we have established The NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases Nate Bondi Orthopaedic Education Fund. Each year this fund will allow two junior residents to attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The award will cover the cost of transportation, room, meals and registration. Nate would insist that the attendees discuss the didactic aspects of the meeting over a meal so the stipend will also cover expenses related to the conference. The gift will be awarded to the residents whose spirit and actions are closest to those of Dr. Bondi. Winners will be selected by their peers with confirmation of the NYUHJD Orthopaedic Residency Program Director and the Board of the fund.