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Release: June 4, 1999
UI's Weinstein to receive award at orthopaedic meeting
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Stuart Weinstein, M.D., professor
of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Iowa, will receive a $50,000 award
and a silver medallion on June 5 at the American Orthopaedic Association meeting
in Sun Valley, Idaho.
The 12th annual Award for Distinguished Achievement
in Orthopaedic Research recognizes Weinstein for the world's most comprehensive,
long-term studies documenting how untreated orthopaedic disorders among children
affect their quality of life as adults. Weinstein's research has created a
standard of comparison to judge the benefits of surgery. His studies have
established or altered modern guidelines for many orthopaedic disorders.
"I can think of no one who has done more to affect
our knowledge and understanding of pediatric orthopaedic diseasesand
how treatment affects themthan Stu Weinstein," said Raymond Morrisey,
M.D., of Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta. "His clinical studies
have had far greater impact than any laboratory research."
The Award for Distinguished Achievement in Orthopaedic
Research is co-sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.