Sports Medicine Research Fellowship

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and Division of Physical Therapy Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has an opening for a sports medicine research fellowship to participate in a growing sports medicine research team representing collaborations between UNMC Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Radiology. The goals of our research team are to optimize biomechanical and functional outcomes in individuals with knee injuries, with a primary interest in the influence of these factors on the secondary development of osteoarthritis. Further details regarding our lab and ongoing projects can be found at the following links:

Wellsandt Lab
ACL-WALK Research Study: Walking and Loading after Knee Injury
UNMC Return-To-Sport Testing After Knee Surgery

Position Details and Goals: This is a one-year position. The sports medicine research fellow will assist with ongoing and developing clinical research projects within the UNMC Clinical Movement Analysis Lab. The goals of the program are to strengthen and individual’s knowledge and skills within orthopaedics and sports medicine and to enhance their CV to successfully match into medical or physical therapy school, residency, orthopaedic surgery or otherwise. Third or fourth year medical students are invited to apply to strengthen their application for the Orthopedic Residency Match. Other students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Fellows have the opportunity to engage in clinical activities, regular didactics and interact with residents and graduate students.

Mentorship: The research fellow will work directly with an interdisciplinary mentorship team. Primary mentors will be Matthew Tao, MD, Assistant Professor in UNMC’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and Elizabeth Wellsandt, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Assistant Professor in UNMC’s Division of Physical Therapy Education and Director of the UNMC Clinical Movement Analysis Lab.