FirstScience.com—Providence, RI—July 12, 2010
2010 Young Investigators Grant
The Young Investigator Grant (YIG) is specifically designed to support young researchers who have not received prior funding. This year's winner, Demetrios Delos, M.D., is currently an orthopaedic resident at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His study will evaluate the effects of platelet rich plasma (PRP), on skeletal muscle healing in the rat, utilizing a validated muscle contusion model. The aims of the study are three-fold (1) Evaluate the contractile and histologic effects of locally administered PRP versus saline versus no injection on skeletal muscle contusion healing; (2) Evaluate the effect of delayed treatment in this model and, (3) Explore the effect of PRP on the post-injury inflammatory response.