The Lance Peters, MD, Memorial Biomechanics Award was developed by the Office of the Alumni Affairs in collaboration with the Residency Class of 1999 to recognize a current or recent HSS-trained researcher for an outstanding published paper in biomechanics research. Dr. Peters was a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency and a fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery. In recognition of his extensive involvement in biomechanics during his orthopaedic training, this award will be presented in his memory annually at the HSS Alumni Meeting.
The award is available to any post-graduate trainee who has completed research under the mentorship of the HSS Biomechanics Research Faculty. This includes clinical fellows and residents.
A selection committee including two orthopaedic clinician scientists and two scientists in biomechanics will evaluate all submissions "un-blinded," as the committee is evaluating previously published work.