Beaulieu to Be Honored at AOSSM 2014


Mélanie L. Beaulieu, MSc, a Kinesiology doctoral student, will be honored at the upcoming 2014 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting for a paper she co-authored with doctors from the U-M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and a professor from the College of Engineering.

The 2014 Cabaud Memorial Award will be presented to Beaulieu for her paper “Does Limited Internal Femoral Rotation Increase Peak Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strain During a Simulated Pivot Landing?” The award recognizes the best paper submitted to the organization related to hard or soft tissue biology, in-vitro research, laboratory or “bench-type” research, or in-vivo animal research. As first author of the paper, she will receive a $2,000 honorarium, award certificate, present the paper at the AOSSM Annual meeting this July, and have it considered for publication in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

“I am very honored our paper was selected for this award. I am also very honored and thankful to be working with such a dedicated and brilliant, yet modest, group of researchers including orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Edward Wojtys and Dr. Asheesh Bedi, Engineering, Kinesiology & Medicine Professor and Beaulieu’s Advisor James Ashton-Miller, and Engineering Post-doctoral Research Fellow Youkeun Oh—who are co-authors on this paper,” Beaulieu said.

Dean Ron Zernicke said, “This award is an outstanding research achievement. Only one Cabaud Memorial Award is given out each year and I am delighted that Mélanie’s hard work will be recognized at this prestigious national event.”

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