Keely Boyle, M.D., who joined UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine this past August, has been awarded the 2020 James A. Rand, M.D. Young Investigator’s Award by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).
Boyle received the award for her manuscript, “Are Intraoperative Cultures Necessary if the Aspiration Culture is Positive? A PJI Concordance Study,” based on the evaluation of scientific merit and clinical impact.
The manuscript was developed through research that Boyle completed at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where she completed her fellowship. While Boyle was the lead investigator on this project, she was backed by a team of orthopaedic surgeons, infectious disease physicians and medical students who helped her conduct the research.
She will be presenting on her manuscript at the 30th Annual Meeting of the AAHKS in November. The meeting will be held in a hybrid style including both virtual and in-person content due to COVID-19.
“We are thrilled and honored to receive the James A. Rand Young Investigator’s Award,” said Boyle. “Our success was truly a team effort and I cannot thank everyone for their support and hard work over the past year to bring this idea to fruition.”
According to AAHKS, the young investigator’s research award was established in honor of James A. Rand, M.D. who was a founding member and previous president of the association. It was created to recognize a budding investigator who shows clinical merit in knee-related research. The researcher must be the sole investigator of the research submitted and less than five years into their practice in order to be considered for the award.
Congratulations to Boyle on being honored with this award.
About the AAHKS Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee surgeons addresses a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, outcomes, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for hip and knee surgeons. The meeting addresses the latest socioeconomic issues in health care. Special courses are also offered for residents, non-physician team members and surgeon administrators. Held in Dallas in November each year, the Annual Meeting typically attracts around 4,000 total attendees. Learn more at http://meeting.aahks.org.