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The Steadman Philippon Research Institute 2006 Annual Report

The purpose of our Basic Science Research is to gain a better understanding of factors which lead to: (1) degenerative joint disease; (2) osteoarthritis; (3) improved healing of soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, articular cartilage, and meniscus cartilage; and (4) novel and untried approaches of treatment modalities. Our focus is to develop new surgical techniques, innovative adjunct therapies, rehabilitative treatments, and related programs that will help delay, minimize, or prevent the development of degenerative joint disease. In 2006, we collaborated with various educational institutions, predominantly Colorado State University and Michigan State University. We believe that our combined efforts will lead directly to slowing the degenerative processes, as well as finding new ways to enhance healing and regeneration of injured tissues.
The relatively new area of regenerative medicine is an exciting one that has gained global attention. There are many new and inno- vative techniques under investigation by scientists around the world. One of the broad goals of this work can be stated simply as joint preservation. In 2006 we focused our efforts almost exclusively on regeneration of an improved tissue for resurfacing of articular cartilage (chondral) defects that typically lead to degenerative osteoarthritis. We have been working in the promising area of gene therapy in col- laboration with Drs. Wayne McIlwraith and David Frisbie at Colorado State University. We have now completed our initial studies, and we have enough important data to take this project to the next level.
In 2006 we also published an extremely important manuscript that examined the effects of leaving or removing a certain layer of tissue during lesion preparation for microfracture. This manuscript
will help guide surgeons and should improve outcomes of microfrac- ture performed by surgeons worldwide. We also completed data collection of a study involving electrostimulation to enhance
cartilage healing.

CONTENTS:
2 The Year in Review
7 The Steadman-Hawkins Difference 10 Friends of the Foundation
21 The Knee, the Package, and the Gift (Torn Miniscus)
23 Steadman-Hawkins and Össur Team Up
24 Research and Education (Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments)
25 Basic Science (Microfracture)
27 The Human-Horse Connection
28 Bad Knee Leads to Good News
29 Clinical Research (hip arthroscopy labral tear)
37 Impingement Can Lead to Arthritis 45 Biomechanics Research Laboratory 49 IRA Rollover Legislation
51 Education
52 Research Foundation Provides Students
with a Close Look at Medicine
56 Publications and Presentations 67 Recognition

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Torn Miniscus | Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment | Microfracture | Hip Arthroscopy Labral Tear

  1. 1. Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation Annual Report 2006Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 181 WEST MEADOW DRIVE, SUITE 1000 VAIL, COLORADO 81657 970-479-9797 FAX: 970-479-9753 http://www.shsmf.org An International Center for Research and Education — Keeping People Active
  2. 2. CONTENTS NOTE 3: CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVABLE NOTE 7: OPERATING LEASES 2 The Year in Review Contributions receivable at December 31 are due as follows: Mission 4 Governing Boards 2006 2005 Noncancellable operating leases for property and equipment expire in various years through 2010. Two of the property leases require the Foundation to pay all executory costs (property taxes, maintenance 5 Scientific Advisory Committee Due in less than one year $ 192,750 $ 160,750 and insurance). Due in one to five years 113,198 150,000 7 The Steadman-Hawkins Difference 305,948 310,750The Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation is dedicated to 10 Friends of the Foundation Less: unamortized discount (25,305) (13,946) Future minimum lease payments at December 31, 2006, are: 21 The Knee, the Package, and the Gift Due from related parties (750) (5,750)keeping people of all ages physically active through orthopaedic $ 279,893 $ 291,054 2007 $ 83,120 22 Corporate and Institutional Friends 2008 83,120research and education in the areas of arthritis, healing, rehabili- 23 Steadman-Hawkins and Össur Team Up Discounts were 8% for 2006. 2009 83,044 2010 75,803 24 Research and Education Approximately 98% of total contributions receivable at December 31, $ 325,087tation, and injury. 2006 and 2005, are from two donors and one donor, respectively. 25 Basic Science The Foundation receives support and pledges from members of the Rental expense of $62,295 and $72,768 for the years ended December 27 The Human-Horse Connection Board of Directors and employees. These pledges receivable are 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively, is recorded in the statements of 28 Bad Knee Leads to Good News included in contributions receivable, related party. activities. 29 Clinical Research History 30 Colorado’s First Family of Skiing NOTE 4: PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT Property and equipment at December 31 consists of the following: NOTE 8: PENSION PLAN 37 Impingement Can Lead to Arthritis The Foundation has a defined contribution retirement plan under IRS 45 Biomechanics Research Laboratory 2006 2005 Section 401(k). The plan is open to all employees after one year of Equipment $ 1,019,504 $ 774,923 employment. The Foundation’s contributions to the plan are deter-Founded in 1988 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. J. Richard Steadman, the 49 IRA Rollover Legislation mined annually. The Foundation elected to match 50% of participants’ Furniture and fixtures 1,379 22,326 51 Education Leasehold improvements 10,107 263,793 contributions up to 6% during 2006 and 2005. Under this formula,Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt (IRS code 501(c)(3)) charitable 52 Research Foundation Provides Students 1,030,990 1,061,042 the Foundation made contributions of $20,323 and $19,510 for the Less accumulated depreciation 702,407 846,465 years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively.organization. Known throughout the world for its research into the causes, with a Close Look at Medicine $ 328,583 $ 214,577 56 Publications and Presentations NOTE 9: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONSprevention, and treatment of orthopaedic disorders, the Steadman◆Hawkins 67 Recognition NOTE 5: TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS During 2006 and 2005, the Foundation received approximatelyResearch Foundation is committed to solving orthopaedic problems that 67 In the Media Temporarily restricted net assets at December 31 are available for the $363,000 and $244,000, respectively, in contributions from related 68 They Go to Steadman First following purposes: parties, including various board members as well as the Steadmanlimit an individual’s ability to maintain an active life. In 1990, Dr. Steadman Hawkins Clinic. 69 Associates 2006 2005was joined by renowned shoulder surgeon Dr. Richard J. Hawkins. Together, 70 Meet Our Staff Education $ 495,325 $ 196,359 NOTE 10: SIGNIFICANT ESTIMATES AND 73 Independent Accountants’ Report Biomechanics research 136,054 286,054 CONCENTRATIONSthey brought the Foundation’s research production in knee and shoulder Time restricted contributions 74 Statements of Financial Position Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of and pledges — 105,000 75 Statements of Activities Administration 141,838 — America require disclosure of certain significant estimates and currentstudies to a new level. vulnerabilities due to certain concentrations. During 2005, approxi- 77 Statements of Cash Flow $ 773,217 $ 587,413 mately 28% of all contributed support was received from two donors. 78 Statements of Functional Expenses NOTE 6: RELEASE OF TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED 80 Notes to Financial Statements NET ASSETS Net assets were released from donor restrictions by incurring expens- es satisfying the restricted purposes or by occurrence of other events Cover: Dr. Marc J. Philippon, one of the world’s leading experts on hip arthroscopy. specified by donors as follows: 2006 2005 Purpose restrictions accomplished Education $ 266,317 $ 438,099 Biomechanics research 359,144 285,969The Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation wishes to express deep appreciation to John P. Kelly, who donated many of the stock photos in this Information systems — 25,000year’s Annual Report and contributed his time to photograph the many Foundation and operating room subjects. Basic science programs 10,465 9,504 Administration 4,029 4,483Kelly is a renowned sports and stock photographer who approaches every photo shoot like a commando. His sense of motion combines with his obvi- Bioskills 4,692 —ous love of natural light to produce vibrant graphic images. He shoots extensively for a variety of prominent manufacturers in the sports and recreation Clinical Research 145,464 —industry; and his experience includes numerous assignments at the Olympics, Wimbledon, U.S. Open Golf, and World Cup Skiing. When Robert Redford 790,111 763,055needed a poster that reflected the spirit of his movie “A River Runs Through It,” he called Kelly. More recently, Redford employed Kelly’s photographic Time restrictions expired Collection of contributionstalents during the making of “The Horse Whisperer.” Whether covering the Olympics or trekking in the Himalayas, Kelly is always ready for his next receivable 105,000 1,900photographic adventure. Total restrictions released $ 895,111 $ 764,955 [81]
  3. 3. F ounded in 1988 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. J. Richard Steadman, the Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt (IRS code 501(c)(3)) charitable organization. Known throughout the world for its research into the causes, prevention,and treatment of orthopaedic disorders, the Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation is committed to solving orthopaedicproblems that limit an individual’s ability to maintain an active life. In 1990, Dr. Steadman was joined by renowned shouldersurgeon Dr. Richard J. Hawkins. Together, they established an organization that today has brought research in knee, hip,shoulder, spine and foot studies to a new level. The Foundation has influenced the practice of orthopaedics—from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Recognizing that thebody’s innate healing powers can be harnessed and manipulated to improve the healing process has led to exciting advancesin surgical techniques that are used today by orthopaedists in many practices. The microfracture technique, for example, isnow accepted as a treatment that may make it possible to postpone or even eliminate the need for knee replacement surgery. One of the largest independent orthopaedic research institutes in the world, the Steadman◆Hawkins ResearchFoundation has become the most published and one of the most innovative foundations in orthopaedic research andeducation. Philanthropic gifts are used to advance scientific research and to support scholarly academic programs thattrain physicians for the future. Through its Fellowship Program, the Foundation has now built a network of 160 Fellowsand associates worldwide who share the advanced ideas and communicate the concepts they learned in Vail.THE FOUNDATION’S PRIMARY AREAS OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ARE:• Basic Science Research – Undertakes studies to investigate the mysteries of degenerative arthritis, cartilage regeneration, and arthritic changes in the knee and shoulder.• Clinical Research – Conducts “process” and “outcomes” orthopaedic research that aids both physicians and patients in making better-informed treatment decisions.• Biomechanics Research Laboratory – Performs knee and shoulder computer modeling and related studies in an effort to reduce the need for surgical repair.• Education and Fellowship Program – Administers and coordinates the physicians-in-residence Fellowship Program, hosts conferences and international medical meetings, and produces and distributes publications and videotapes.SINCE ITS INCEPTION, THE FOUNDATION HAS HELPED PEOPLE OFALL AGES REMAIN PHYSICALLY ACTIVE THROUGH ORTHOPAEDICRESEARCH AND EDUCATION. IT CONTINUES TO PURSUE ITSGOALS OF:• Understanding and enlisting the body’s innate ability to heal.• Designing and validating surgical and rehabilitation techniques, as well as non-operative treatments for arthritis.• Producing and publishing scientifically validated research in leading medical and scientific journals. [1]
  4. 4. The Year in ReviewDear Friends,I t is with great pride and appreciation that we present to you the 2006 Annual Report for the Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation. In this report you will find a review of our researchand educational accomplishments for the year, and our vision for the future. We gratefully recognize the generosity of loyal friends and patients. Your continued support has enabled us to achievetremendous research and education initiatives—thank you. Our research directors, their teams, and the Foundation staffcontinue to grow our worldwide reputation through their excellent work. We are most appreciative of their efforts. For 18 years, the Foundation has applied your philanthropic, scientific, and industry support to become one of theworld’s leading orthopaedic research foundations. As a result, the Foundation is the most published clinical research institute forsports medicine in the world. In 2006 alone, our scientists made 189 presentations at scientific meetings around the world andpublished 47 papers in scientific and medical journals. The published results of our research have enabled us to become aleader in the prevention and treatment of injuries and arthritis, leading to improved patient care. From the beginning in 1988, we have focused on improving rehabilitation techniques after surgery. Our research hasproven that aggressive rehabilitation ensures an excellent overall result. Conversely, an excellent surgical result without goodrehab would produce a poor outcome. Following this breakthrough, the Foundation developed and validated the microfracturetechnique, which has now become the gold standard in repairing cartilage defects in the knee, and is being perfected for use in other joints. Today, more than one million patients around the world have benefited from microfracture and are leadingactive lives. Initially, our objective was to create the best clinical research group (page 29) in the world for sports medicine andevidence-based medicine. This is something that has been practiced ever since. Evidence-based medicine will continue to shapechanges in this country’s health care system and become a topic in the 2008 political election debate. Our achievements in 2006 would not be possible without the contributions of more than 800 individuals, foundations,and corporations whose combined support has amounted to more than $2.9 million. With overhead costs less than half ofuniversity research programs, our donors will be pleased to know that more of their support is going directly to researchand education. As the Foundation’s contributions to science and medicine are documented, it is important to celebrate and recognizethe achievements made by our senior research directors and their teams. Karen Briggs, M.P.H., M.B.A., heads the Clinical Research department and oversees the most widely published clinicalresearch organization of its kind in the world. Managing patient expectations following hip arthroscopic surgery continues to bean important research topic. Our research has expanded to include the hip joint, and already the Foundation is becoming aleader in hip-related research. Karen reports that initial findings show that the progression of arthritis in the hip may be preventedor delayed with early intervention. William G. Rodkey, D.V.M., recognized worldwide for his research, heads the Basic Science department. Regenerativecartilage research is a major area for optimism. Dr. Rodkey has continued to focus on regeneration of cartilage tissue that is usedto treat defects on the joint surface. A new topic for future research (shockwave therapy) is reviewed on page 26. Shockwavetherapy is a new and exciting concept to stimulate tissues to heal more rapidly. Michael Torry, Ph.D., is the director of the Biomechanics Research Laboratory, which is becoming a world leader in thedevelopment of biplane fluoroscopy and computer joint modeling. Dr. Torry and his team of scientists dedicated the year tobuilding a one-of-a-kind, biplane fluoroscopy system. One of two institutes in the world to design and house such equipment for [2]
  5. 5. research, the sophisticated x-ray system will createmovies or videos of bones and joints in motion. Thisequipment will help Foundation researchers gain abetter understanding of the development and progres-sion of arthritis, resulting in more effective treatments—perhaps prevention—and reduced healthcare costs. Advising our research departments is theScientific Advisory Committee, an integral resource forthe past 18 years. These preeminent, world-renownedscientists have shaped our research. Please read thearticles, C. Wayne McIlwraith: A View from the Top,page 6, and Bone and Joint Research: The Human-Horse Connection, on page 27. Our Fellowship and education programscontinue to be very successful. We graduated sixFellows in 2006 and welcomed seven new Fellowship surgeons for 2007. We now have more than 160 former Fellows worldwideat leading universities and private practices performing excellent sports medicine and keeping people active. Sports medicinecontinues to improve through our education initiatives. In this report, you will meet Adele and Roy Igersheim (page 21) and learn how “The Package” treatment for Adele’sknee arthritis reduced pain, restored function, and resulted in a significant gift to the Foundation. You will also read accountsfrom the Ghent Family, Kim Gustafson, and Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Shelburne—all friends who have benefited significantly from theFoundation’s research, providing them with help and hope. During the past 18 years, our donors have contributed more than $35 million dollars in support of orthopaedicresearch. The results of that research have changed the way physicians look at arthritis, joint disease, healing, and treatments forinjured joints. From this base, our board members, management team, scientists, and physicians are committed to building thenumber one orthopaedic sports medicine research institute in the world. Our state-of-the art facilities and equipment will continueto be updated. The fundraising goal to support the research efforts of the Foundation is expected to triple. The Foundation’sresearch will have a dramatic and positive impact on the acceptance of hip arthroscopy worldwide. The only way to achieve these ambitious goals is with the continued generous support of the people who have receivedtreatment, benefited from Steadman-Hawkins research, or have been made aware of our programs. On behalf of our dedicated board members, researchers, and staff, we wish to thank you, our donors, corporatesponsors, and foundations for your commitment in 2006. We look forward to your continued support and to updating you onexciting advances from the Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation.Respectfully yours,J. Richard Steadman, M.D. J. Michael Egan, Jr.Chairman of the Board President and Chief Executive Officer [3]
  6. 6. Governing BoardsBOARD OF DIRECTORS John G. McMillian OFFICERS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (retired)H.M. King Juan Carlos I of Spain Allegheny & Western Energy Corporation J. Richard Steadman, M.D.Honorary Trustee Coral Gables, Fla. ChairmanAdam Aron Norm Waite, Jr. Betsy Nagelsen-McCormackChairman and Chief Executive Officer Vice Chairman Professional Tennis PlayerWorld Leisure Partners, Inc. Orlando, Fla. J. Michael EganMiami, Fla. President Cynthia L. NelsonHarris Barton Cindy Nelson LTD Marc PrisantManaging Member Vail, Colo. Executive Vice President,HRJ Capital Chief Financial Officer and SecretaryWoodside, Calif. Mary K. Noyes Director of Special Services John G. McMurtryRobert A. Bourne Aircast, Inc. Vice President, Program AdvancementVice ChairmanCNL Financial Group, Inc. Freeport, Me. Paige PrillOrlando, Fla. Al Perkins Vice President, Development and Chairman CommunicationsHoward BerkowitzChairman and Chief Executive Officer Darwin Partners Wakefield, Mass. COLORADO COUNCILBlackRock HPBNew York, N.Y. Marc J. Philippon, M.D. The Colorado Council was established asJ. Michael Egan Steadman-Hawkins Clinic an auxiliary board of prominent ColoradoPresident and Chief Executive Officer Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation citizens who serve as ambassadors for theSteadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation Vail, Colo. Foundation within the state.Vail, Colo. Cynthia S. Piper Bruce BensonJulie Esrey Trustee Benson Mineral Group, Inc.Trustee Emeritus Hazelden Foundation DenverDuke University Long Lake, Minn. Joan BirklandVail, Colo. Steven Read Executive DirectorJack Ferguson Co-Chairman Sports Women of ColoradoFounder and President Read Investments DenverJack Ferguson Associates Orinda, Calif. Robert CraigWashington, D.C. Damaris Skouras Founder and President EmeritusGeorge Gillett Senior Advisor The Keystone CenterChairman Morgan Stanley, Inc. KeystoneBooth Creek Management Corporation New York, N.Y. Dave GraebelVail, Colo. Gay L. Steadman FounderEarl G. Graves, Sr. Steadman-Hawkins Clinic Graebel Van LinesChairman and Publisher Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation DenverEarl G. Graves, Ltd. Vail, Colo. John McBrideNew York, N.Y. J. Richard Steadman, M.D. Aspen Business Center FoundationTed Hartley Steadman-Hawkins Clinic AspenChairman and Chief Executive Officer Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation Charlie MeyersRKO Pictures, Inc. Vail, Colo. Outdoor EditorLos Angeles, Calif. William I. Sterett, M.D. The Denver PostSusan Hawkins Steadman-Hawkins Clinic DenverSteadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation Tage PedersonSpartanburg, S.C. Vail, Colo. Co-Founder Stewart Turley Aspen Club Fitness and Research InstituteRichard J. Hawkins, M.D.Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (retired) AspenSpartanburg, S.C. Jack Eckerd Drugs Warren Sheridan Bellaire, Fla. Alpine Land Associates, Ltd.The Honorable Jack Kemp Norm Waite DenverChairman and FounderKemp Partners Vice President Vernon Taylor, Jr.Washington, D.C. Booth Creek Management Corporation The Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation Vail, Colo. DenverArch J. McGillPresident (retired) William TuttAIS American Bell Tutco, LLCScottsdale, Ariz. Colorado Springs [4]
  7. 7. Scientific Advisory Committee Bay Area Knee Society Honors Dr. Steadman with Lifetime Achieve- ment AwardT he Scientific Advisory Committee consists of distinguished research scientists who represent the Foundation and serve asadvisors in our research and education efforts, in our FellowshipProgram, and to our professional staff.Steven P. Arnoczky, D.V.M. Marcus Pandy, Ph.D.Director Associate ProfessorLaboratory for Comparative Biomedical Engineering Orthopaedic Research University of Texas/AustinMichigan State University Austin, TexasEast Lansing, Mich. Marc J. Philippon, M.D.John A. Feagin, M.D. Steadman-Hawkins ClinicEmeritus Professor of Orthopaedics Steadman◆Hawkins Research FoundationDuke University Vail, Colo.Durham, N.C. William G. Rodkey, D.V.M.Richard J. Hawkins, M.D. Director of Basic Science ResearchSteadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Steadman◆Hawkins Research FoundationSpartanburg, S.C. Vail, Colo.Charles Ho, M.D., Ph.D. Juan J. Rodrigo, M.D.National Orthopaedic Imaging Associates Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the CarolinasSand Hill Imaging CenterMenlo Park, Calif. Spartanburg, S.C. Theodore Schlegel, M.D. T he Bay Area Knee Society, a San Francisco-based organization, pre- sented its annual “Lifetime Achieve-Mininder Kocher, M.D., M.P.H. Steadman-Hawkins Clinic ment Award,” on November 16, toAssistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Denver, Colo. Dr. Richard Steadman. Harvard Medical School, Harvard School “Every year we present our of Public Health, Children’s Hospital, J. Richard Steadman, M.D. Lifetime Achievement Award to that Boston, Department of Orthopaedic Steadman-Hawkins Clinic individual who we believe has made a Surgery Vail, Colo. substantial contribution to advancingBoston, Mass. the art and science of knee surgery,” William I. Sterett, M.D. commented Dr. Scott Dye, president ofC. Wayne McIlwraith, D.V.M., Ph.D. Steadman-Hawkins Clinic the Bay Area Knee Society. “We see itDirector of the Orthopaedic Research Vail, Colo. as equivalent to the Nobel Prize of the Laboratory knee.” Past recipients have includedColorado State University Savio Lau-Yuen Woo, Ph.D., D. Sc. (Hon.) Jack Hughston, Werner Muller, JohnFort Collins, Colo. Ferguson Professor and Director Feagin, John Insall, Dale Daniel, and Musculoskeletal Research Center Mark Coventry, among others.Peter J. Millett, M.D. University of Pittsburgh The Bay Area Knee Society is com-Steadman-Hawkins Clinic Pittsburgh, Pa. posed of more than 100 orthopaedicSteadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation surgeons who have an academic andVail, Colo. clinical interest in the knee. [5]
  8. 8. C. Wayne McIlwraith: A View From the TopBy Jim Brown, Ph.D.T he first question was a simple one: is a whole new revelation as far as treat- How did you get from New Zealand ment is concerned for hip osteoarthritis. Ifto Fort Collins, Colorado? But when his I had run into him when I first had symp-answer began with, “I left New Zealand toms, then maybe I wouldn’t have neededto lead an alpine mountain climbing expe- surgery.”dition in Peru,” it was clear this was not Dr. McIlwraith is also quick togoing to be an ordinary interview. acknowledge the connection between the In fact, there is very little that is ordi- Foundation and the treatment henary about C. Wayne McIlwraith, D.V.M., received. “I couldn’t have gotten the care,Ph.D., Director of the Equine Orthopaedic and others wouldn’t benefit from theResearch Center at Colorado State advances Dr. Philippon will continue toUniversity, and a lot that is extraordinary. make, without research. And researchHe holds three doctoral degrees from could not be done without support fromuniversities in his native New Zealand the Foundation.” The entire process hasand the United States and three honorary affected his perspective both as a surgeondegrees from prestigious schools in Austria, and as patient. “I’ve seen surgery fromNew Zealand, and Italy. He was awarded the other side and it has enhanced mya Diploma of Fellowship at the Royal experience.College of Veterinary Surgeons in London “The research at the Foundationfor Meritorious Contributions to Learning and the application of that research inand a Diploma of Surgery at the the Clinic (and in other clinics around theUniversity of Guelph in Canada, where he world) removes many of the limitationsbegan to specialize in equine surgery. He on what you can do,” says McIlwraith.has operated on more than 10,000 horses “Twenty or 30 years ago, doctors wouldn’taround the world, including a former have repaired a cruciate ligament on anKentucky Derby favorite (Indian Charlie) older person. Now Steadman-Hawkinsand winner (Spend A Buck). Type his physicians are working on 60- and 70-name into Google and you’ll get more year-old patients so they can go skiing What would Dr. McIlwraith like thethan 900 entries. In short, Dr. McIlwraith is again. They ask you what you want to do public to know about the Foundation?arguably the foremost equine orthopaedic and then do their best to help get you “Without basic research, we wouldn’tsurgeon in the world. there. I’m doing so well, I plan to rock- have had the advances in improving Fortunately for the Steadman◆ climb and ski again. I’ll still be able to cartilage repair, getting rid of calcifiedHawkins Research Foundation, he has col- have fun.” cartilage during microfracture, or studyinglaborated with the staff on groundbreak- Earlier in the journey that led him to ways to use gene therapy on top of theing research projects and he serves as a Fort Collins, Dr. McIlwraith got a master microfracture procedure. The results ofmember of the Foundation’s Scientific of science degree at Purdue University as Foundation research are fed right backAdvisory Committee. And fortunately for part of a Ph.D. program. “It gave me an into finding better ways to help people.Dr. McIlwraith, he has been a beneficiary opportunity to do something for the We’re continually finding a betterof Foundation research and the patient- horse.” He later went to Michigan State mousetrap.”first approach of the Steadman-Hawkins University to study human arthroscopy in C. Wayne McIlwraith has seen theClinic. On August 9, 2005, he underwent the knee. He was the only veterinarian top of world as a mountain climber andtotal hip replacement. The osteoarthritis among 120 orthopaedic surgeons, and he is at the top of his professional worldin his hip may have started with a moun- he eventually started doing diagnostic as an equine orthopaedic surgeon andtain-climbing accident 30 years ago. The arthroscopic surgery on the horse. scientist. His contributions as a Scientificsurgery took 55 minutes (“skin to skin,” “My relationship with Dr. Steadman Advisory Committee member and hisas he calls it) and was performed by began when Steadman-Hawkins moved to experience as a recipient of Steadman-Steadman-Hawkins orthopaedic surgeon Vail. Bill Rodkey (William G. Rodkey, Hawkins research has given him a uniqueand hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon. “I D.V.M., Director of Basic Science Research perspective. He is more than a “Patientdidn’t select my surgeon overnight and I at Steadman-Hawkins) got me together in the News.” He is a former patientwas confident I was in the best hands. He with Dr. Steadman and we started doing who makes news that is benefiting both research on the horse as a model for humans and horses. human orthopaedics.” [6]
  9. 9. The Steadman-Hawkins Difference: A Conversation withMike Egan, CEOBy Jim Brown, Ph.D., Executive Editor, Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation NewsF or the past two decades the “Within a few years, Steadman◆Hawkins Research Dr. Steadman developedFoundation has quietly positioned itself the microfracture tech-as one of the largest, most productive nique, which was at firstand innovative independent orthopaedic widely criticized by theresearch organizations in the world. Well orthopaedic establish-known within the medical community for ment. Once the success ofits excellence, the rest of the world is now his outcomes becamerecognizing that Steadman-Hawkins has irrefutable, thebecome, simply put, one of the world’s orthopaedic communityleading orthopaedic research foundations. accepted him as a leader The person best qualified to make in his field. The secondthat claim is J. Michael Egan, who joined reason I joined thethe Foundation as Chief Executive Officer Foundation was to ensurelate last year. Egan has an extensive back- an appropriate succes-ground that includes strategic planning, sion. When I met Dr.marketing, financing, and operating 14 Steadman in 1984, he wascompanies in the medical device industry. performing 600 surgicalDr. Richard Steadman, founder of the procedures a year. WithSteadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation, the addition of world-says, “Mike Egan brings a wealth of renowned surgeons, surgical procedures The succession plan is well underway withbusiness knowledge and experience to have doubled during the past three years extraordinary, young doctors joining theour organization, and he has a proven to nearly 4,000. Though Dr. Steadman Clinic. They are the reason for the signifi-record as an innovative, forward-thinking shows no signs of easing off, he is very cant increase in surgical cases. Very talent-and qualified leader.” determined to take the steps necessary ed individuals have joined the Foundation Dr. Steadman established the to carry on the Foundation’s work indefi- as well. Some of the gifted experts are:Foundation in 1988. In 1990, he was nitely. The third reason I’m here is to • Dr. William Sterett, 46, a Steadman-joined by renowned shoulder surgeon continue building the number one Hawkins Fellow, trained in SwitzerlandDr. Richard J. Hawkins. Together, they orthopaedic sports medicine research and Germany in trauma and jointbrought the Foundation’s research facility in the world.” preservation before joining the team inproduction in knee and shoulder studies Vail.to a new level. DIFFERENCE #2 – Surgeons, • Dr. Marc Philippon, 41, came from the We asked Egan to explain why the Scientists and Management University of Pittsburgh and is one ofSteadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation The relationship between the the world’s leading experts on hipis different from all the others. He gave Foundation and the Clinic is unique. The arthroscopy.us 10 answers. Clinic doctors receive no economic benefit • Dr. Peter Millett, 39, also a Steadman- from the Foundation. As a matter of fact, Hawkins Fellow, left Harvard to practiceDIFFERENCE #1 – The Steadman every Clinic doctor contributes financially medicine and conduct research atLegacy to the Foundation. However, the Founda- Steadman-Hawkins. “I came here for three reasons,” tion benefits from the innovative thinking • Dr. Thomas Hackett, 40, came from theexplains Egan. “Number one, I wanted of the Clinic doctors and their patients’ famous Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinicto be a part of continuing Richard data is used in the Foundation’s clinical in Los Angeles.Steadman’s legacy. I have watched his research. The Foundation and Clinic have • Dr. Randy Viola, 41, is a hand and upper-vision, which started with the belief that each successfully recruited some of the extremity specialist who trained in Vailthe body has the ability to heal itself, best surgeons, researchers, and manage- as a Steadman-Hawkins Fellow. He alsounfold. He was convinced that an average ment from countries around the world, completed a hand fellowship at Indianasurgical result could become an excellent including Canada, Japan, Holland, China, Hand Center.one with the correct rehabilitation. Early and Germany. “They know,” says Egan, • Dr. David Karli, 36, specializes in thein his career he focused strongly on “that this place is different from institu- non-operative treatment of spinal disor-improving rehabilitation techniques after tions associated with universities. ders and is trained in physical medicinesurgery. Conversely, an excellent surgical The doctors and scientists have the and rehabilitation.result without good rehab would produce freedom to practice clinical medicine anda poor outcome. to pursue research based on their goals, instead of those dictated by a university. [7]
  10. 10. • Dr. Donald Corenman is an orthopaedic In addition, the management team DIFFERENCE #4 – Evidence-Based surgeon with a doctorate in chiropractic has grown to meet the increasing demands Medicine specializing in the treatment of the of the Foundation’s research teams and The records of every patient seen at spine. future direction. Two noteworthy additions the Clinic have been entered into a massive• Lyon Steadman is the CEO of the Clinic. include: database at the Foundation since 1993. Under his stewardship, the number of • Marc Prisant, Executive Vice President and Approximately 450 pieces of information, physicians and surgeries has doubled. CFO, who brings extensive experience as a objective and subjective, exist on every• Charles Ho, M.D., Ph.D., is a world- chief financial officer in venture capital, patient. Egan says there are now 15,000 renowned authority in musculoskeletal including work at several portfolio com- knees (meaning surgical procedures on imaging, specializing in MRI of sports panies, in the fields of biotechnology and knees), 5,000 shoulders, and almost 1,000 and orthopaedic injuries. Dr. Ho’s Ph.D. is proprietary medical devices. hips in the database. Patient outcomes are in electrical engineering. • Paige Prill, development and communi- tracked 5-10 years after surgery. The goal• Karen Briggs, M.B.A., M.P.H., heads the cations officer, who has a broad back- is to monitor progress over a number of Clinical Research department and over- ground in communications and fundrais- years to determine how long patients sees the most widely published clinical ing, managing all aspects of corporate experience continued improvement and research organization of its kind in communications for corporations that whether they require additional the world. include Vulcan, Inc., Microsoft, and surgery. The evidence-based information• Marilee Horan, B.S., coordinates all Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. related to patient outcomes is made shoulder-related clinical research. She available to physicians around the world has also managed the quality control of DIFFERENCE #3 – Low Overhead, through presentations, consultations, the clinical database to ensure that all Easy Access, and Good Communication and publications, contributing to their data collected is of the highest quality. “Donors need to know that more of continuing medical education.• William G. Rodkey, D.V.M., recognized their money is going directly into research. Egan gives us an example of how the worldwide for his research, heads the Our overhead costs are less than half of Foundation’s database has changed surgical Basic Science department, which collabo- that of other institutions,” says Egan. “A procedures. “By looking at retrospective rates through his relationships with dollar here goes farther than it does in cases of knee surgery, Clinic physicians universities such as Colorado State other places. learned that portals (openings) traditionally University, Michigan State University, “Other research organizations have used during knee surgery lead to unac- Cornell, Columbia, and the University not been created around one person’s ceptable levels of scar tissue. Moving of Pittsburgh. vision,” says Egan. “They have different the location of one of those portals by a• Michael Torry, Ph.D., director of the entities, including deans, faculty members, few millimeters produces significantly Biomechanics department, has been departments, and colleges, competing for less scar tissue.” recruited by several prestigious universi- funds. Communication is difficult or some- ties, but chooses to stay in Colorado times nonexistent. At Steadman-Hawkins, DIFFERENCE #5 - The Fellowship with the Foundation to pursue signifi- there is a closeness and team approach Program cant research initiatives in the field of that does not exist in other places. Every year, about 650 orthopaedic biomechanics. Everything — doctors’ offices, Foundation surgery residents graduate from medical• Kevin Shelburne, Ph.D., Senior Staff offices, the Clinic, rehabilitation facilities, schools. Between 130 and 150 of them Scientist, is one of the Foundation’s most research laboratories — is in one building. seek to continue their higher education productive and published researchers. The Clinic/Foundation connection is our in sports medicine orthopaedics. Last• Erik Giphart, Ph.D., a native of Holland, greatest asset.” year, 163 applications for the Steadman- is developing the dual-plane fluoroscopy The Clinic/Foundation relationship, Hawkins Fellowship Program were system. the low overhead, and the communication received from young surgeons in the that exists among departments allow the United States and abroad. After interviews Foundation a degree of flexibility that and presentations, six were selected to be others cannot duplicate. Decisions regard- Steadman-Hawkins Fellows. “Most — six ing research efforts can be made quickly, out of eight last year — chosen by our and resources can be redirected as new screening committee accept,” says Egan. opportunities develop. [8]
  11. 11. “A majority of them have already been DIFFERENCE #7 – The Patients important and have gained internationalpublished by the time they arrive in Some of the world’s greatest athletes acclaim. Among them are the healingVail for their year of clinical practice have come to Steadman-Hawkins Clinic response, surgery and rehabilitation thatand research — all sponsored by the for treatment. They come because their reduces the incidence of scar tissue; “TheFoundation.” agents or team management understand Package” approach to treat arthritis in The fellowship and education pro- that evidence-based sports medicine can the knees; early arthroscopic interventiongrams are coordinated by John Feagin, get their people back into competition of the hip (which may delay or eliminateM.D. Dr. Feagin is another world-class and performing at the highest level. the need for joint replacement); and iden-authority in orthopaedics who has chosen That kind of recognition might give tifying the biochemical factors that trig-to live in Vail. He is an associate professor the mistaken impression that the Clinic is ger arthritis. And most recently, a newemeritus of orthopaedic surgery at Duke just a place where athletes, entertainers, and exciting Foundation innovation is theUniversity and is considered by many to and world leaders come for treatment. use of dual-plane fluoroscopy, whichbe one of the fathers of sports medicine. But the vast majority of patients are not- combines x-rays, high-speed cameras, and More than 160 former Steadman- so-famous everyday citizens. Dr. Steadman sophisticated software to provide amaz-Hawkins fellows practice all over the says that his greatest source of satisfaction ingly accurate and comprehensive viewsworld, and many are on faculties at is making it possible for all of his patients of real-time motion within the shoulder,leading universities such as Harvard, to be as active as they want to be hip and knee joints. This has never beenStanford, and Michigan. Many of them throughout their lives. achieved until now. “The technology isreturn to Vail twice a year to continue How has the research conducted being tested and should be up andtheir education and to share their experi- filtered down to the neighborhood running by the end of the year. We willences with Steadman-Hawkins physicians jogger? “It means that that person, in be synchronizing the system with magneticand researchers. any city worldwide, might have had a resonance imaging for accurate informa- procedure that was developed here and tion about soft tissue, within and sur-DIFFERENCE #6 – Presentations allows him or her to continue exercising,” rounding the joints, during motion,”and Publications answers Egan. says Egan. “We are already the most publishedclinical research institute for sports DIFFERENCE #8 - The Scientific DIFFERENCE #10 – Growing tomedicine in the world,” states Egan. “In Advisory Committee Become the Number One Sports2005 alone, Steadman◆Hawkins Research Thirteen of the world’s preeminent Medicine Research Facility in theFoundation made 175 presentations at scientists make up the Foundation’s Worldscientific meetings. At the American Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) — There was one more question forAcademy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meet- possibly the most accomplished group of Mike Egan. Where do you want theing in San Diego earlier this year, seven surgeons and scientists ever assembled as Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundationstudies on hip arthroscopy were accepted an advisory group. Their role is to provide to be in five years? “We want thefor presentation. The Foundation produced scientific guidance to the Foundation, to Foundation to be the number one sportsfive of those seven studies. help give its work direction, and to pro- medicine research facility in the world. The three major medical journals in vide mid-course corrections when needed. The Clinic expects to have 15-20 doctorsorthopaedic sports medicine are the These world-class scientists not only add on board, each specializing in anJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the to the ability of the Foundation to make orthopaedic area of expertise, and weAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine, changes when necessary, they also provide will continue to update our state-of-the-and Arthroscopy. The Steadman◆Hawkins ongoing counsel to the Foundation’s art facilities and equipment. Our budgetResearch Foundation tracked its number doctors and researchers. The ultimate goal to support the research efforts of theof publications in these three journals of the SAC is to ensure that the research Foundation is expected to triple. Theduring a recent three-year period and process leads to improved patient care. Foundation’s research will have a dramaticcompared the results to four other top positive impact on the acceptance of hipacademic sports medicine programs. DIFFERENCE #9 – Breakthrough arthroscopy worldwide. The only way toSteadman-Hawkins ranked first in the Procedures achieve these ambitious goals is with thenumber of publications, ahead of Although Dr. Steadman’s innovative continued generous support of the peopleCleveland Clinic, Hospital for Special microfracture technique, validated who have received treatment, benefitedSurgery in New York City, University of through the Foundation’s research, has from Steadman-Hawkins research, or havePittsburgh, and Methodist Sports received the most attention (more than a been made aware of our programs.”Medicine in Indianapolis. million procedures have now been con- ducted worldwide), other new or improved medical procedures are equally [9]
  12. 12. Friends of the Foundation [10]
  13. 13. In 2006, we received contributions and grants from 800 individuals, foundations and corporations. This combined support, including special events, amounted tomore than $2,950,574. The Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation is grateful for this support andto those who have entrusted us with their charitable giving. We are especially pleased to honor the following individuals, foundations,and corporations who have provided this support. Their gifts and partnershipdemonstrate a commitment to keep people active through innovative programsin medical research and education. Without this support, our work could nottake place. Lifetime Giving 1988 SOCIETY On November 9, 1988, the Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation was incorporated as anot-for-profit educational and research organization dedicated to advancing modern medical science and the education of young physicians. The Foundation is deeply grateful to the following members of the distinguished 1988 Society, whose cumulative giving totals $1 million or more. Mr. Herb Allen Mr. and Mrs. George N. Gillett, Jr. Vail Valley Medical Center Dr. and Mrs. J. Richard Steadman [11]
  14. 14. The Founders’ Legacy SocietyO ver the years, the Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation has been privileged to receive generous and thoughtful giftsfrom friends and supporters who remembered the Foundation intheir estate plans. In fact, many of our friends—strong believers HALL OF FAMEand supporters of our work today—want to continue their sup-port after their lifetimes. The Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation is grateful to the follow- Through the creation of bequests, charitable trusts and other ing individuals, corporations, and foundations for their support of thecreative gifts that benefit both our donors and the Foundation, Foundation in 2006 at a level of $50,000 or more. Their vision ensuresour supporters have become visible partners with us in our mission the advancement of medical research, science, and care, as well as theto keep people physically active through orthopaedic research education of physicians for the future. We extend our gratitude to theseand education in arthritis, healing, rehabilitation, and injury individuals for their generous support:prevention. To honor and thank these friends, the Founders’ LegacySociety was created to recognize those individuals who have Mr. Herb Allen – Allen & Pepsi Colainvested not only in our tomorrow but also in the health and Company Mr. Alan W. Perkinsvitality of tomorrows generations. Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Graves Our future in accomplishing great strides—from understand- Smith & Nephew Endoscopying degenerative joint disease, joint biomechanics, and Mr. Kenneth C. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Turleyosteoarthritis, to providing education and training programs—is Mr. and Mrs. William H. Harlanensured by the vision and forethought of friends and supporters Vail Valley Medical Centerwho include us in their estate plans. The Foundations planned Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Mrs. Alice Waltongiving program was established to help donors explore a variety Ossur North Americaof ways to remember the Foundation. We are most grateful to Zimmerthese individuals for their support in becoming founding membersof the Founders Legacy Society: GOLD MEDAL CONTRIBUTORSMr. and Mrs. Robert M. FisherMs. Margo Garms We are grateful to the following individuals, foundations, and corpora-Mr. Albert Hartnagle tions that contributed $20,000-$49,999 to the Foundation in 2006.Mr. and Mrs. John McMurtry Their continued generosity and commitment helps fund research such as enhancing cartilage healing. This potentially innovative treatmentMr. and Mrs. Edward J. Osmers will help preserve the bodys own joints and tissues by leading toMr. Al Perkins improved quality and quantity of “repair” cartilage produced by theMr. Robert E. Repp microfracture technique, a procedure impacting multitudes worldwide. Aetna Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson American Express Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Harold Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Kellogg Mr. and Mrs. Howard Berkowitz Dr. and Mrs. Glen D. Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Brooks Dr. and Mrs. Marc Philippon Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Piper Jaffray & Co. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Flinn, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Read Genzyme Biosurgery Mr. and Mrs. Erich Spangenberg Mr. Kim Gustafson Dr. William I. Sterett Mr. Warren Hellman The Liniger Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Roy Igersheim US Bank [12]
  15. 15. Friends of the Foundation Chairs Support Foundation WorkSILVER MEDAL CONTRIBUTORSSilver Medal donors contribute $5,000-$19,999 annually to the Foundation. Their support makes it pos-sible to fund research to determine the effectiveness of training programs to prevent arthritis, identifythose who are most at risk for arthritis, and provide a basic foundation to improve post-surgical reha-bilitation programs, thus improving the long-term success of surgical procedures. We extend our deepappreciation to these following individuals for their generous support in 2006:Mr. and Mrs. John Alfond Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Herringer Ms. Alice Ruth andAlpine Bank Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hewlett Mr. Ron AlvarezMr. and Mrs. Paul Baker Mr. and Mrs. David Hoff Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. RuvoMr. and Mrs. Herbert Bank Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Hoversten Mr. and Mrs. Paul SchmidtMr. and Mrs. Erik Borgen Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huether Mr. and Mrs. Charles SchwabButterfield & Robinson Mr. and Mrs. George H. Hume Mr. Edward ScottDr. and Mrs. R. David Calvo Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hussman Mr. and Mrs. Brad Seaman Mr. and Mrs. O.B. ShelburneChateau Montelena WineryMs. Caryn Clayman Fred and Elli Iselin Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jensen Steadman-Hawkins Clinic T he education of orthopaedic surgeons is a critically important mission of theDr. and Mrs. Donald S. Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ladd Steadman-Hawkins Clinic Steadman◆ Hawkins Research Corenman Mr. and Mrs. S. Robert Levine Denver Foundation. Academic Chairs provide the continuity of fund-Mr. Franco D’Agostino and Mr. and Mrs. Kent Logan Steadman◆Hawkins Research ing necessary to train physicians Ms. Alicia Ziegert Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Foundation for the future, thus ensuring the continued advancement ofMr. and Mrs. Gary R. Donahee Mackenzie Dr. and Mrs. J. Richard medical research. Currently,Mr. and Mrs. John Egan Mr. and Mrs. Charles McAdam Steadman more than 160 Steadman- Hawkins Fellows practice aroundMr. J. Michael Egan Mrs. Betsy McCormack Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strong the world. We wish to expressEncore Dr. and Mrs. Peter J. Millett Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Taylor, Jr. our gratitude and appreciation to the following individuals andDr. John A. Feagin and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Trygve E. Myhren T-Bird Restaurant Group, Inc. foundations that have made a Marty Head Mr. Edward D. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. William R. Timken five-year $125,000 commitment to the Fellowship Program toMr. and Mrs. George N. Gillett, Jr. Mr. Paxson H. Offield Vail Resorts support medical research andMr. Thomas J. Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oreffice Dr. Randy Viola education. In 2006, five chairs provided important funding forMr. and Mrs. Martin D. Gruss The Perot Foundation Mr. Norm Waite and Mrs. the Foundation’s research andHalliburton Foundation, Inc. Practice Performance Jackie Hurlbutt educational mission. We are most grateful for the supportHarlan Estate – Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Jay A. Precourt Ms. Karen Watkins from the following: Mrs. William Harlan Mr. and Mrs. Felix D. Rappaport Mr. Mark E. Watson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Harold AndersonMr. and Mrs. Mitch Hart ReGen Biologics Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Welsh Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Flinn Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rock Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Wenzel The Gustafson Foundation Dr. William Rodkey The Williams Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Roy Igersheim Mr. and Mrs. Jay Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kellogg Mr. and Mrs. Steven Read [13]
  16. 16. FellowshipBenefactorF ellowship Benefactors fund the research of one Fellowfor one year at a level of BRONZE MEDAL CONTRIBUTORS$10,000. This is a fully tax-deductible contribution that Medical research and education programs are supported by gifts to the Steadman◆Hawkins Researchprovides an opportunity for the Foundation’s annual fund. The Bronze Medal level was created to recognize those patients and their fami-benefactor to participate in a lies, trustees, staff, and foundations who contribute $10 -$4,999 annually to the Foundation. Donors at thisphilanthropic endeavor by not level support many programs, including the Foundation’s research to validate the success of new treatmentsonly making a financial contribu- for degenerative arthritis and identify factors that influence success. We thank the following for their supporttion to the educational and in 2006:research year but also to get toknow the designated Fellow. Anonymous (3) Mr. and Mrs. Gary Biszantz Mr. and Mrs. J. Marc CarpenterEach benefactor is assigned a Ms. Opal D. Abbink Mr. Stephen Black Dr. and Mrs. Dominic CarreiraFellow, who provides written Mr. and Mrs. Don Ackerman Mrs. Elizabeth H. Blackmer Mr. and Mrs. Donald W.reports and updates of his or her Mr. Joseph Adeeb III Dr. and Mrs. Edward Blender Carringtonwork. We extend our gratitude A/E Betteridge Mr. Albert W. Bluemle Ms. Helen S. Carrocciato the following individuals for Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ager Mr. Fred P. Blume Mr. Dennis E. Carruththeir generous support: Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo A. Aguilar Mr. and Mrs. John A. Boll Mr. Nelson Case Mr. and Mrs. John L. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bosworth Caymus VineyardsMr. J. Michael Egan Mr. Jos Althuyzen Dr. and Mrs. Martin Boublik Mr. and Mrs. Pedro CerisolaMr. and Mrs. Mitch Hart Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bower Ms. Judith B. ChainThe Fred and Elli Iselin Mr. and Mrs. John Angelo Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowers Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards Dr. Julie Anthony Dr. Dennis D. Bowman Winery Foundation Ms. Gloria Arnold Bragg/Curtis Industries Mr. Dax ChenevertMr. and Mrs. John W. Jordan Ms. Wendy Arnold Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Bramante Ms. Kay D. ChristensenMr. and Mrs. S. Robert Levine Ms. Adele Arrowsmith Ms. Martha E. Brassel Mr. Kurt ChristiansenMr. and Mrs. Kent Logan Mr. Alfredo Asali Mr. and Mrs. David R. Braun Mr. David J. ChristieMr. Tim McAdam Mr. and Mrs. Paul Asplundh Mr. and Mrs. David R. Mr. and Mrs. Russ CoburnMr. and Mrs. Jay Precourt Mr. Richard J. Badenhausen Brewer, Jr. Mr. Ned C. CochranMr. and Mrs. Stewart Turley Ms. Elizabeth Baker Mr. William Bradford Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Rex A. Coffman Mr. and Mrs. Ronald P. Baker Ms. Dede Brinkman Mr. Bruce R. Cohn Mr. James Bannon Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Brooks Ms. Elizabeth H. Colbert Mr. and Mrs. Bryant P. Barnes Mr. David F. Brown Mr. Matthew Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Seth H. Barsky Mr. and Mrs. Keith L. Brown Coleman Natural Food Mrs. Edith Bass Mr. Michael J. Brown Mr. Michael Coles Mr. and Mrs. Jack Beal Mr. and Mrs. Don Brownson Mr. Richard A. Conn Mr. John J. Beaupre Mr. Robert A. Bruhn Mr. John Connell Mr. and Mrs. Joachim Bechtle Mr. John Bryngelson Mr. and Mrs. John L. Cook Dr. and Mrs. Quinn H. Becker Mr. and Mrs. John L. Mr. Peter Cook and Mr. Fred L. Bell Bucksbaum Ms. Carol S. Reichman Ms. Marge Bellock Mr. Thomas V. Buffett Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bemis Ms. Brenda A. Buglione Mr. Robert Corcoran Mr. and Mrs. Eythor Bender Mr. Kenneth A. Bugosh Cordillera Mr. Brent Berge Ms. Sandra L. Burgess Ms. Patricia A. Cowan Mr. and Mrs. Hans Berglund Mr. Kurt Burghardt Mr. Stephen R. Cowen Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Bethke Mr. and Mrs. Preston Butcher Mr. Archibald Cox, Jr. Dr. Debra and Mr. Franch Mr. and Mrs. Rodger W. Bybee Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Coyer Biasca Mr. Tom Caccia Mr. and Mrs. W. Edward Mr. and Mrs. James Billingsley Ms. Julia Cahill Craighead Ms. Joan Birkland Carmichael Training Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Crisera Mr. Jim M. Birschbach Systems CTS Dr. Dennis Cuendet Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bisbee Cakebread Cellars Mr. Brian D. Culp [14]
  17. 17. Friends of the Foundation Special Recognition and Thank YouMr. James J. Curtis Ms. Slavica Esnault-PelterieMr. and Mrs. Paul Daam Mr. and Mrs. Carlos R.Mr. Robert J. Dalessio EspinosaMr. and Mrs. Daniel Dall’Olmo Mr. and Mrs. Raymond R. EssaryMr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Daly Mr. Paul EssermanMr. Walter A. Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Chris EvansMr. Norris Darrell, Jr. Ms. Gretchen EvansMs. Florent C. David Dr. and Mrs. Frederick EwaldMr. and Mrs. Glenn Davis Faegre & BensonMs. Sydney Davis Fair Isaac and Company, Inc.Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dawkins Falling CreekMr. and Mrs. Michael Dee Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence F. FalterMs. Lore Defield Far Niente WineryDel Frisco’s Double Eagle Mr. Chuck Farmer Steak House Mr. Harold B. FedermanMr. and Mrs. Jack A. DePagterMr. and Mrs. Neil P. Dermody Mr. Daniel J. Feeney Ms. Carol M. Ferguson T he Steadman◆Hawkins Research Foundation organizes special fundraising events. Proceeds from these activities support the research and educational programs of theMs. Rhonda DeSantis Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ferguson Foundation. We are indebted and grateful to individualsMr. and Mrs. William G. Dey Mr. Roland Fischer and corporations for supporting our special events.Dr. Willis N. Dickens Julian M. Fitch, Esq. Since 2003, Pepsi Cola has been a proud supporter ofMs. Nancy P. Dominick Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fitz the Foundation’s efforts to find solutions—through researchMr. John C. Donaldson Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. and education—to help people keep active and mobile byMr. Wayne B. Dondelinger Fitzgerald reducing or eliminating the disability and pain associatedMr. and Mrs. George D. Dooley Mr. Richard P. Fleenor with arthritis and other joint diseases and injuries.Ms. Catherine Douglas Mr. and Mrs. Walter Florimont Earlier in 2006, WestStar and US Bank and theMr. and Mrs. Robert Downey Mr. Dennis Flynn Foundation formed a partnership through common interest and civic duty. Through community fundraisers, WestStar andDr. and Mrs. Jason Dragoo Dr. and Mrs. Joe Fogel US Bank and the Foundation are generating funds for moreMr. and Mrs. Richard B. President and Mrs. Gerald orthopaedic research and development to better the lives of Drescher R. Ford locals in Colorado and beyond.Mrs. Lee Druva Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fossett Mr. and Mrs. H. William Harlan, founders of HarlanDuke Energy Foundation Mr. Richard L. Foster Estate, have generously supported the Foundation’s special Matching Gifts Program Mr. John M. Fox events as the featured vintners for our Winter WinemakerMr. and Mrs. Jamie Duke Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Francis Evening in February, have donated Meadowood Napa ValleyMr. Jack Durliat Ms. Anita Fray vacation packages for our auctions, and have made a specialMs. June E. Dutton Mr. and Mrs. Edward Frazer gift of an exclusive Napa Valley Reserve membership.Mr. Keith A. Dutton Mr. and Mrs. Olin Friant We also wish to express appreciation to AmericanMr. and Mrs. Jack C. Dysart Mr. and Mrs. Gerald V. Fricke Express, Vail Valley Medical Center, RE/MAX International,Mr. Maurice M. Eaton Mr. William A. Friley and Vail Resorts for sponsorship of the Foundation’s special events.Dr. and Mrs. Jack Eck Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Fritch This support has played a major role in our ability toMr. and Mrs. Ulf Edborg Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fulstone conduct critical research, develop leading-edge procedures,Ms. Marcy Edelstein Mr. William B. Gail and and document our procedures and findings for the benefitMr. George Edgar Ms. Elke B. Meier of the entire medical community. By making our researchMr. Palmi Einarsson Mr. James H. Galbreath available to physicians worldwide, the Steadman◆HawkinsMr. Burton M. Eisenberg Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Gaston Research Foundation is helping to change the way patientsMr. and Mrs. Buck Elliott Ms. Susan S. Gawne are treated.Dr. Gail Ellis Ms. Pamela G. GeenenMr. and Mrs. Henry Ellis Mr. Claude GerardMr. Joe Ellis Mr. Egon GersonMr. and Mrs. Heinz Engel Mr. and Mrs. Bradley GhentMs. Patricia A. Erickson Mr. Dennis J. Giannangeli [15]

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