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Release: June 4, 1999

UI's Weinstein to receive award at orthopaedic meeting June 5

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Stuart Weinstein, M.D., professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Iowa, will receive a $50,000 award and a silver medallion on June 5 at the American Orthopaedic Association meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho.

The 12th annual Award for Distinguished Achievement in Orthopaedic Research recognizes Weinstein for the world's most comprehensive, long-term studies documenting how untreated orthopaedic disorders among children affect their quality of life as adults. Weinstein's research has created a standard of comparison to judge the benefits of surgery. His studies have established or altered modern guidelines for many orthopaedic disorders.

"I can think of no one who has done more to affect our knowledge and understanding of pediatric orthopaedic diseases–and how treatment affects them–than Stu Weinstein," said Raymond Morrisey, M.D., of Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta. "His clinical studies have had far greater impact than any laboratory research."

The Award for Distinguished Achievement in Orthopaedic Research is co-sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.