Coen Wijdicks, Ph.D., Named Outstanding Reviewer of the Year for 2012 by ESSKA
Coen Wijdicks, Ph.D., Director of the Department of BioMedical Engineering and Senior Staff Scientist with the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail was recently named "Outstanding Reviewer of the Year” for 2012 by the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). The announcement was made in the journal, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA) - The Official Journal of ESSKA.
Dr. Wijdicks has been an instrumental contributor towards many diverse research studies affiliated with the Institute. His research focus is on translational research for current clinical needs with an emphasis on a bench-to-bedside focus. Some of his studies include novel methods to stimulate tissue regeneration via biologic growth factors to promote healing, radiographic quantification related to common injuries of the knee and shoulder, and the development of new ligament reconstructions with biomechanical validation to optimize surgical reconstructions of common ligament injuries.
He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles in high level journals, presented over 100 abstracts to national and international meetings, and received over 10 awards for his, and colleagues’, overall excellence in research. Most notably in June of 2010, Dr. Wijdicks was awarded the prestigious Nicola’s Foundation Young Researcher Award, which is given to the best scientific manuscript in the field of knee surgery at the Bi-annual ESSKA Congress.
The Institute extends its deepest congratulations to Dr. Wijdicks for his extraordinary efforts.