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One AO Awards

The “One AO Awards” are presented by AOVET North America, an ACVS Educational Partner, annually at the ACVS Surgery Summit. The abstracts are chosen based on their cross-disciplinary orthopedic relevance and embodiment of the “One Medicine” spirit of AO North America. AO North America is a unique organization that brings together physicians and veterinary experts in the fields of trauma, craniomaxilliofacial, spinal, and veterinary orthopedic surgery.

2022 Recipients

Shannon Connard, DVM, (University of Pennsylvania, Kennett, Square, PA). Characterization of EVs in Synovial Fluid of Horses with Naturally-Occurring Osteoarthritis.

Thomas J. O’Brien, BVSc, (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO). Novel Implant for Repair of Midbody PSB Fractures.

2020 Recipients

Shannon S. Connard (University of Pennslyvania, Kennett Square, PA), Renata L. Linardi, Kayla M. Even, Alix K. Berglund, Lauren V. Schnabel, Kyla F. Ortved. Effects of Continuous Passage on the Immunomodulatory Properties of Equine Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Vitro.

Hadley E. Gleason (University of Illinois, Urbana, IL), Heidi E. Phillips, Stephanie E. Keating, Phillip Edward Stanley Hamel, Annette E. McCoy, Ryan E. Fries. Ala Vestibuloplasty Improves Cardiopulmonary and Lifestyle Parameters in Brachycephalic Cats. 

2019 Recipients

Stasia Sullivan (The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH), Sara Cole, Matthew Brokken, Sushmitha Durgam. Methylprednisolone Decreases the Viability and Transcriptional Activity of Equine Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Cells.

Adam C. Eby (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC), Daniel J. Duffy, Matt Fisher, George E. Moore. Influence of an Epitendinous Suture Pattern on Loads and Gap Formation at the Repair Site and Whether Using Different Barbed Suture Types for Epitendinous Suture Repair Affects Yield, Peak and Failure Loads and the Development of Gap Formation.

2018 Recipients

Brianna Natasha Dalbeth (Tufts University, Grafton, MA), William Michael Karlin, Ross Lirtzman, Michael Kowaleski. Evaluation of Intraoperative Cup Position Using Fluoroscopy.

Bridgette Peal (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY), Rachel Gagliardi, Lisa A. Fortier, Michelle Delco, Alan Nixon, Heidi Reesink. Synovial Fluid Lubricin & Hyaluronan Are Deranged in Multiple Equine Models of Traumatic Joint Injury.

2017 Recipients

Anna Massie (University of California-Davis), Sue Stover, Tanya C. Garcia, Po-Yen Chou, David Sanchez Migallon-Guzman, Amy Kapatkin. The Effects of Hole Diameter on Torsional Mechanical Properties of the Rabbit Femur.

Marcos Perez Nogues (University of California-Davis) Julie E. Dechant, Tanya Garcia-Nolen, Susan M. Stover. Evaluation of the Effect of Water Temperature on Fiberglass Cast Strength.

2016 Recipients

Elizabeth Thompson (North Carolina State University), Simon Roe, Amir Robe, Jacqueline Cole. Comparison of Multiple Tension Band Wire Configurations on a Greater Trochanteric Osteotomy Model.

Ellison Aldrich (Colorado State University), Yvette Nout-Lomas, Howard Seim, Megan Aanstoos-Ewen, Jeremiah Easley. Cervical Fusion Using Pedicle Screw and Rod Constructs in Three Horses with Cervical Vertebral Stenotic Myelopathy.

2015 Recipients

Mackenzie Adams (Purdue University), Timothy Lescun. Comparison of Tapered and Cylindrical Transfixation Pin Insertion in Equine Third Metacarpal Bone.

Kevin Kroner (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Jason Bleedorn, Katie Cooley, Seamus Hoey. Evaluation of Methods Used for Assessment of Antebrachial Bone Deformity in Dogs.

Dane Michael Tatarniuk (University of Florida), Donna M. Groschen, Kelly A. Merritt, Mike C. Maher, Nicolas S. Ernst, Murray P. Brown, Troy N. Trumble. Concentrations of Cytokines, Matrix Metalloproteinases, and Tissue Inhibitors of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Serum and Synovial Fluid Following Injection of Autologous Conditioned Serum into Equine Osteoarthritic Distal Inter-Phalangeal Joints.

2014 Recipients

Aimee Colbath (Colorado State University), Fort Collins, Colorado. Comparison of the Immunosuppressive Properties of Allogeneic and Autologous Equine Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

Evan Crawford (Ontario Veterinary College), Guelph, ON. Biofilm Gene Expression in Staph. Pseudointermedius.

Sarah Malek (Atlantic Veterinary College), Prince Edward Island Canada. Biomarker Profiling of Serum and Synovial Fluid Canine Osteoarthritis Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy.