May 19th, 2015

OrthoCarolina Research Institute is being represented this week in Philadelphia at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).  Both Dr. Susan Odum, OCRI’s Senior Research Scientist, and OCRI’s Graduate Assistant, Bryce Van Doren, are attending to present two posters of their projects entitled, “Outcomes Validation of the ASES, DASH, EQ-5D, and VR-6D in a Population of Orthopedics Patients with Upper Extremity Morbidity”  and “Hospital-reported frequency and excess cost of foreign objects left in the body during total joint arthroplasty.”

Bryce is currently participating in an assistantship with OCRI as he is working toward his PhD at UNC Charlotte. During his assistantship, he has had the opportunity to collaborate on a number of projects with Dr. Odum. They’ve both been working very hard and we are so glad they have the opportunity to represent OCRI well!


Dr. Odum and Dr. Tom Fehring also collaborated on another project with Keith Carnes and Dr. Jennifer Troyer from UNC-Charlotte. This project was also accepted as a poster presentation, “What is the cost-effective bearing surface choice in primary total hip arthroplasty.”