Professor Elise Morgan is the recipient of the 2013 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS.) The Kappa Delta Awards are presented by the AAOS to persons who have performed research in orthopaedic surgery that is of high significance and impact. The awards are bestowed for outstanding manuscripts that focus on basic and/or clinical research related to the musculoskeletal system. Manuscripts considered for the Young Investigator award review a large body of cohesive scientific work by the applicant, generally reflecting ~7-10 years of investigation. Applicants are eligible for the Young Investigator award until age 40 or until 7 years past the end of their training, whichever comes last. The Kappa Delta Awards were introduced in 1947, by the Kappa Delta Sorority in conjunction with the AAOS.
Professor Ron Roy, the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, says: “Doctor Morgan is well established as a leading researcher in orthopaedic biomechanics and mechanobiology. To date, she has authored 46 peer-reviewed publications, nine book chapters or review articles, and 84 conference abstracts, 35 of which have been presented at annual meetings of the Orthopaedic Research Society. She shines in her scholarship and her overall impact on the university community.”