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ANCHOR is a multicenter clinical research group investigating adolescent and adult hip disorders. We are focused on improving patient care through research, education and mentorship.

Improving Hip Surgery Outcomes through Research

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The William Harris Foundation Career Development Award in Hip Surgery-ANCHOR

  • Dr. Mia Hagen

    Current Fellow

    Dr. Mia Hagen

    Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

    University of Washington

  • Dr. Patrick Whitlock

    Past Fellow

    Dr. Patrick Whitlock

    Co-Director Hip Preservation Program

    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

  • Dr. Scott Rosenfeld

    Past Fellow

    Dr. Michael Kain

    Inpatient Orthopedic Medical Director

    Boston University School of Medicine

  • Dr. Scott Rosenfeld

    Past Fellow

    Dr. Scott Rosenfeld

    Director, Hip Preservation Program

    Texas Children's Hospital

  • Dr. Scott Rosenfeld

    Past Fellow

    Dr. Robert Westermann

    Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

  • Dr. Cecilia Pascual-Garrido

    Past Fellow

    Dr. Cecilia Pascual-Garrido

    Department of Orthopedics

    Adult Reconstruction and Young Adult Hip Service

    Washington University School of Medicine

Past Members

Recent Annual Meeting: From left to right, Dr. Robert Westermann, Dr. Scott Rosenfeld, Dr. Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Dr. Patrick Whitlock, and Dr. John C. Clohisy.

The 2024 - 2025 William H. Harris Career Development Award
in Hip Preservation

Co-sponsored by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and the ANCHOR Study Group

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in collaboration with the Academic Network of Conservational Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) study group is pleased to announce the annual William H. Harris Career Development Award in Hip Preservation. This award has been developed to facilitate the training and career development of young surgeon/investigators interested in pursuing a career in the evolving field of hip preservation. This award creates a unique opportunity for focused clinical/surgical education, participation in the ANCHOR clinical research program and professional networking with experts in the field. The career development experience is characterized by:

  • Three month program including 3 – 4 ANCHOR site visits.
  • Site visits can be consecutive or independent during the program year (August 2024 – July 2025).
  • Customization of the clinical and research activities in collaboration with the Program Directors (John C. Clohisy, MD and Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD, PhD).
  • Clinical observation, surgical observation, and mentored cadaveric skills work.
  • Involvement in ANCHOR clinical research program.
  • Sponsorship for three cadaveric surgical skills workshops during the career development program.
  • One awardee per academic year.
  • The award will cover travel, housing, cadaveric specimens, research support and three surgical workshops during the program.
  • Participating ANCHOR sites: Washington University, Beaumont Hospital, BocaCare Orthopedics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CHU de Quebec-Université Laval, Hospital For Special Services, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern Medical Group, The Ottawa Hospital, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Stanford School of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Scottish Rite for Children, Twin Cities Orthopedics, University of Colorado, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, University of Utah, Vanderbilt University.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should be Board eligible or board certified with completion of an orthopaedic residency program and preferably an orthopaedic surgery fellowship (including Sports Medicine, Adult Reconstruction, Trauma, or Pediatrics). A strong interest in hip preservation and an academic career are preferred. Applicants may apply during their fellowship year.

Application process:

  1. Personal statement indicating an interest in hip preservation surgery and the career development award.
  2. Three letters of recommendation.
  3. Curriculum Vitae (including education and license/examinations).
  4. Please submit applications no later than May 15, 2024 by using the electronic application below

To apply for the ANCHOR Fellowship, please enter the requested information below and then press the "SUBMIT" button


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