The Michael Geisman Fellowship Grant program awards funding to post-doctoral trainees who are currently working on projects with clear relevance to osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), or who have projects that will enable them to develop expertise in OI research.
Applicant must hold an MD, DDS, DO, or PhD, and be appointed at the level of a post-doctoral trainee, or equivalent, within an academic institution.
Applicant should have completed their Ph.D. or clinical training within the past five (5) years.
Michael Geisman Fellowship awards provide up to $50,000 per year. It is the intention of the OI Foundation that grant monies be used to fund actual costs related to the research being performed including Fellow salary, fringe benefits, and supplies.
Fellowship awards are for one year; a second year of funding may be approved based upon satisfactory performance during the first year of funding.
Research must be done under the supervision of mentor with training and experience in osteogenesis imperfecta research or research in a related field.
On September 22, 2022, the OI Foundation was joined by Dr. Reid Sutton (Geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine, Administrative Director and Principal Investigator of the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium, and member of the OIF Medical Advisory Council and Board of Directors) to discuss the Longitudinal Study of Osteogenesis Imperfecta. This study, also known as the Natural History Study, is the largest research project ever conducted on people with OI. Dr. Sutton discussed the design of the study, its goals, and what researchers have learned so far. Watch this session recording below.
Participate in the Longitudinal Study of OI!
The purpose of this natural history study is to perform a long-term follow-up of a large group of people with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Information collected will include medical history, number of broken bones, surgeries done, medications taken, ability to walk, pain, lung function and breathing, hearing, and bone mineral density. The overall goal is to improve the health and quality of life of people with OI. Click hereto learn more and determine if you are eligible to participate.
The September issue of the OIF E-Newsletter is here! Read about an next week’s BBDC Research Update, upcoming fundraising events, the opportunity to participate in listening sessions, upcoming Regional Conference, OIF accomplishments, and more at https://mailchi.mp/oif/september2022.
Save the Date! OIF Regional Conference: Kansas City Saturday, November 5, 2022
The OIF is excited to announce the next Regional Conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 5! This 1-day meeting will be co-chaired by Dr. Eric Rush and Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey and will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Plaza. Speakers will present on topics related to understanding and treating OI and will address pediatric and adult health concerns. More information and registration will be available at www.oif.org/event/regionalkc.