OREF Multimodal Musculoskeletal Perioperative Pain Management Grant In Collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation

Funding Agency:
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  • Solicits investigator-initiated research proposals focused on the broad area of perioperative musculoskeletal pain management focused on, but not limited to the following areas:

    • Perioperative pain management opioid-sparing research through varying pain control techniques using non-narcotic, multimodal options
    • Determining the safest and most efficacious regional anesthesia techniques to provide benefit to patients undergoing orthopaedic operations, including, but not limited to, the assessment of patient reported outcomes as well as functional assessment
  • Areas of research focus may include translational or clinical research to preferably include at least pilot human studies.
  • Proposals will be adjudicated on scientific merit, feasibility, and an ability to effect positive change through an important scientific contribution. Publication of results in a leading peer reviewed journal is expected.
  • Anticipated clinical impact of all proposals must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design. All proposed projects are expected to generate results that have a practical application.

Deadline: August 16, 2021 

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Eligibility Requirements

  • OREF/AANA Foundation requires a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in the role of Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI who may be collaborating with a PhD and/or MD in order to foster the application of a full range of expertise, approaches, technologies, and creativity. 
  • A PhD may serve as the principal investigator (PI); if a CRNA serves as co-PI.  The CRNA serving as PI or co-PI must meet the requirements for Continuous Professional Certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). A PhD serving as PI or co-PI must hold a faculty appointment. An MD serving as co-PI must have a valid license to practice in the United States.  



Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

August 16, 2021