2022 RJOS/Zimmer Biomet Grant, Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) is pleased to recognize the recipients of the 2022 RJOS Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships.  All recipients were recognized during the RJOS Annual Meeting & Member Business Meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois.      

The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) would like to again extend their grateful appreciation to Zimmer Biomet for their generous contribution and exclusive support of many of the 2022 RJOS grants and scholarships.    


The RJOS/Zimmer Biomet Clinical/Basic Science Research Grant

Nicole Zelenski, MD    

Title of Research: The Effect of a Life Care Specialist On Pain Management and Opioid-Related Outcomes Among Patients with Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Trauma


The Alexandra Kirkley, MD Academic Traveling Fellowship

Lauren E Wessel, MD     

Fellowship to focus upper extremity surgery and reconstruction with a niche in upper extremity oncology


The Jacquelin Perry, MD Resident Research Award

Emma Dwyer, MD   

Title of Research: Can Vitamin C Prevent Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Postoperatively After Upper Extremity Fracture Fixation: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial


Resident Annual Meeting Scholarships

Sheena Amin, MD

Elise Christina Bixby, MD

Nisha Crouser, MD

Nicole Geroge, DO

Cara Lai, MD

Kendall Masada, MD

Megan M. Mizera, MD

Laura Morrison, MD

Janel Pietryga, MD

Viviana Serra Lopez, MD, MS


Medical Student Annual Meeting Scholarships

Bailey Abernathy

Elyse J. Berlinburg

Alexys M. Bermudez

Sarah Bhattacharjee

Shefali Bijwadia

Taylor Bradley

Anna Bryniarski

Kaitlin Buhrke

Irene Chern

Kamaria Coleman

Paige Cummings

Brittany Derynda

Aseel Dib

Temitope Elutilo-Ayoola

Christina Freiberger

Kristen Confroy Harmody

Noel A. Jeansonne

Jennifer Kunes

Tessa Lavorgna

Vanessa Lopez

Janae Rasmussen

Jessica Schmerler

Lisa Tamburini

Rachael Turner

Sara Winfrey

Jocelyn Wu

Shannon Wu

Amy Xu

Lubna Ziauddin


The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) would like to extend special appreciation to the following individual sponsors for their generous support in offering new RJOS scholarship opportunities.     

The NYU Langone Marian Frauenthal Sloane Resident Scholarship, sponsored by the NYU Langone Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Olivia Reilly, MD 


The Julie and Quincy Samora Medical Student Scholarship, sponsored by Julie Samora, MD, PhD  

Madeline Sauer


The Grace Marlene DeMaio Memorial Medical Student Scholarship, sponsored by Marlene DeMaio, MD

Tiffany Smith 


The Perry Initiative Medical Student Scholarship, sponsored by The Perry Initiative Board of Directors

Danielle Kriscenski

Gayathri Vijayakumar