BIOGRAPHICAL

     
Name: Vonda Joy Wright, MD, MS Birth Place: United States
E‐Mail Address: wrigvj@upmc.edu Citizenship: United States
 
Business Address: 3200 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Business Fax: 412-432-3690
Business Phone: 412-432-3651    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

­­­­­­­­EDUCATION and TRAINING

   
UNDERGRADUATE:    
August 1985 – June 1989 Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL B.S. Biology
GRADUATE:    
August 1989 – June 1991 Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s
Medical Center, Chicago, IL
M.S. Oncology
Nursing
October 1995 – June 1999 University of Chicago – Pritzker
School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
M.D.
POSTGRADUATE:    
July 1999 – June 2004 University of Pittsburgh Medical
Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency
Chairman: Freddie H. Fu, MD
July 2000 – July 2001 Stem Cell Research Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Research Fellowship
Director: Johnny Huard, PhD
July 2004 – June 2005 University of Pittsburgh Medical
Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Clinical Instructor
Chairman: Freddie H. Fu, MD
August 2005 – July 2006 Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine and Upper
Extremity Fellowship
Directors: Russell Warren, MD; Thomas Wickiewicz, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPOINTMENTS and POSITIONS

   
July 2006 – Present University of Pittsburgh
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Professor
July 2006 – Present Performance and Research
Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Director
July 2006 – Present  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
University of Pittsburgh Olympic Sports
Pittsburgh, PA
Assoc Team Physician
July 2006 – 2010 Clinical and Translational Research Lab (CTRL)Stem Cell Research Center
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Co-Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE                                                      

 
SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION:  
Fellow – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 2009
Fellow -  American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2013
Sub-specialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine- ABOS 2013
   
MEDICAL LICENSURE:  
Pennsylvania State Medical Board 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP in PROFESSIONAL and SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

 
AAOS Communications Cabinet Member-At-Large 2012-current
AOSSM Education Committee 2013
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2013
AAOS Member 2010
Ruth Jackson Society 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HONORS  
Herodicus Society Traveling Fellowship 2006
Philip D. Wilson Award, Hospital for Special Surgery 2006
Outstanding Clinical Paper, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
“Athletic performance as a biomarker of aging. Lessons from senior olympians”
2005
Invited Participant: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation/ AOA
Grant Writing Workshop
2005
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinician Scientist Development
Program
2004
American Orthopaedic Association Zimmer Award for “Novel retroviral
BMP4 transduced myogenic stem cells (MySC) induce bone growth in
Immunocompetent animals”
2001
Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: Roger Mann Award for Outstanding
Clinical Paper, “Determining the accuracy of retrospectively acquired pre-
Operative clinical rating scores to asses outcomes after foot and ankle surgery
1999
American Society of Hematology Research Award, University of Chicago for
“Recruitment of tumor cells into cycle following split does chemotherapy in first
relapse and high risk newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia”
1996
Rush University Summa Cum Laude 1991
Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholar – International Traveling Fellowship for Oncology 1991
Rush University – Independence Foundation Scholarship 1989-1991
NSNA Scholarship – Graduate Education 1989
Florence R. Carrier Health Trust – Medical Education Scholarship 1985-1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Refereed Articles

  1. Zhao E, Tranovich M, Wright V. The role of mobility as a protective factor of cognitive function in Aging Adults. Sports Health. 2013 Jan; 6(1): 63-68.
  2. Wroblewski A, Amati F, Smiley M, Goodpaster  B,  Wright  V. Chronic exercise preserves lean muscle mass in masters athletes. Phys Sportsmed. 2011 Sep; 39(3):172-178.
  3. Wright V, Attia E, Bohnert K, Brown H, Bhargava M, Hannafin JA. Activation of MKK3/6, SAPK, and ATF-2/c-jun in ACL fibroblasts grown in 3 dimension collagen gels in response to application of cyclic strain. J Orthop Res. 2011 Mar; 29(3):397-402.
  4. Martin D, Greco N, Klatt B, Wright V, Tashman, S. Model-based tracking of the hip:  Implications for novel analysis of hip pathology.  J Arthroplasty. 2011 Jan; 26(1):88-97.
  5. Leigey D, Irrgang J, Francis K, Cohen P, Wright V. Participation in high-impact sports predicts bone mineral density in senior olympic athletes. 2009 Sports Health; 1(6): 508-513.
  6. Wright V, Perricelli B. Age-related rates of performance decline in performance among elite senior athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Mar; 36: 443-450.
  7. Khan MH, Wright VJ, Prayson MJ. Ipsilateral intertrochanteric and pipkin fractures: an unusual case. Am J Orthop. 2007 Apr; 36(4):E53-E55.
  8. Wright V, Zelle B, Prayson MJ. Bilateral sacroiliac joint dislocation without associated fracture or anterior pelvic ring injuries:  A case report. J of Orthop Trauma. 2004; 18(9):634-637.
  9. Peng H, Wright V,Usas A, Gearhart B, Shen H-C, Cummins J, Huard J. Synergistic enhancement of bone formation and healing by stem cells expressing VEGF and BMP4. Journal of Clin Invest. 2002 Sep; 110(2):751-759.
  10. Wright V, Peng H, Usas A, Cunningham  J, Gearhart B, Huard, J.BMP4 expressing muscle derived stem cells differentiate into osteogenic lineage and increase bone healing in immunocompetent mice. MolTher 2002 Aug; 6(2):169-178.
  11. Peng H, Wright V,Usas A, Gearhart B, Cummins J, Huard J. Transplantation of Genetically engineered muscle stem cells to induce bone formation and improve bone healing.  Cell Transplantation. 2001; 10:505-507.
  12. Musgrave D, Pruchnic R, Wright V, Bosch P, Shivizzani S, Robbins P, Huard J. The effect of BMP-2 expression on the early fate of skeletal muscle derived cells. Bone. 2001 May; 28(5):499-506.
  13. Mundle S, Iftikhar A, Shetty V, Damerson S, Wright V, Marcus B, Loew J, Gregory S, Raza A. Novel in situ double labeling for simultaneous detection of proliferation and apoptosis.  J HistochemCytochem. 1994; 42(12):1533-7.
  14. Toolan B, Q Wright V, Cunningham B, Brage M. An evaluation of the use of retrospectively acquired preoperative AOFAS clinical rating scores to assess surgical outcome after elective foot and ankle surgery.  Foot and Ankle International. 2001; 22(1):775-778.
  15. Raza A, Mundle S, Iftikar A, Gregory S, Marcus B, Khan Z, Alvi S, Shetty, V, Damerson S, Wright, V, Adler S, Loew J, Shott S, Ali S, Preisler, H. Simultaneous assessment of cell kinetics and programmed cell dealth in bone marrow biopsies of myelodysplastics reveals extensive apoptosis as the probable basis for ineffective hematopoiesis.”  Am J Hematol. 1995; 48(3): 143-54.

 

Review Articles, Books, Book Chapters

  1. Tranovich MJ, Salzler MJ, Enseki KR, Wright VJ. A review of femoroacetabular impingement and hip arthroscopy in the athlete. Phys Sportsmed. Nov 2013 In Press.
  2. Johnstone SF, Tranovich MJ, Vyas D, Wright VJ. Unicompartmental arthritis in the aging athlete: osteotomy and beyond. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2013 Sep;6(3):264-272.
  3. Zhao E, Tranovich MJ, Wright VJ. The role of mobility as a protective factor of cognitive functioning in aging adults. Sports Health. 22 Feb 2013. Epub before print
  4. Wright VJ. Masterful Care of the Aging Triathlete. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2012 Dec; 20(4):231-236.
  5. Gharaibeh B, Chun-Lansinger Y, Hagen T, Ingham SJ, Wright V, Fu FH, Huard J. Biological approaches to improve skeletal muscle healing after injury and disease. Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today. 2012 Mar; 96(1)82-94.
  6. Isaac C, Gharaibeh B, Will M, Wright V, Huard, J. Biological approaches to enhance rotator cuff healing after surgery. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Feb; 21(2): 181-190.Review
  7. Wright V. (2011) Dr. Vonda Wright’s Guide to Thrive: 4 steps to Body, Brains and Bliss. Triumph Books.
  8. Wright V, Chen A. Hip arthroscopy: current indications and setup. Op Tech Orthop 2010;20(4):212-216.
  9. Manley M, Wright V. (2010) Benefits of Exercise. In: Micheli L, ed. The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine. SAGE Publications, Inc
  10. Wroblewski A, Wright V. (2010) Senior Athletes. In: Micheli L, ed. The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine. SAGE Publications, Inc
  11. Perricelli B,Wright V. (2010) “Age-related rates of decline in performance among elite senior athletes” The Care of the Mature Athlete., AAOS.
  12. Wroblewski A, Mejia H, Wright V. The Application of Platelet-Rich Plasma to Enhance Tissue Repair. Oper Tech Orthop. 2010;20(2):98-105.
  13. Wright V, Winter R. (2009) Fitness After 40: How to stay strong at any age. Amacom Press.
  14. Wright V, Craig E. (2008)“Mini-open rotator cuff repair”.  Surgical techniques of the shoulder, elbow and knee in sports medicine.  Saunders publishing.
  15. Jordan S, Hagen T, West R,Wright V. (2007) “Gender differences in ACL Injury.”  Current Concepts in ACL Resonstruction. Slack publishing.
  16. Wright V. Osteoporosis in Men.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2006 Jun; 14(6):347-3.
  17. Wright V, Fu FH. “Management of meniscal injuries.”  Current Opinion in Orthopedics. 2005; 16(2): 100-106.
  18. Sahasrabudhe A, Wright V, Fluhme D, Cohen P. The occult hip fracture.  Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2004; 19(3):187-196.
  19. Wright V, Peng H, Huard J. Muscle-based gene therapy and tissue engineering for the musculoskeletal system.  Drug Discovery Today. 2001; 6(14):728-733.
  20. Peng  H, Wright V, Huard J.  (2001). “Stem cells in Orthopaedics”. In submission to Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions.
  21. Wagner N, Q Wright V.Allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplanation:  clinical overview and nursing implications. OncolNurs Forum. 1998; 25(6):1049-57.
  22. Q Wright, V, Larson R, Banerjee M, Wagner N, Chaney C, Dong L, Preisler H, Raza A. Recruitment of acute myeloid leukemia cells into cycle using timed sequential high dose cytarabine (HDAC) and mitoxantrone (MX) at first relapse. Blood. 1996; 88(10).

 

Published Abstracts

  1. Wright VJ, Tranovich MJ, Salzler MJ, Costello JM, Casagranda BU. Preoperative MR arthrography

underestimates arthroscopically confirmed acetabular chondral lesions. Arthroscopy. 2013; 29(12):e206.

  1. Jajeh A, Gregory S, Showel J, Riley M, Q Wright V, Kaiser H, Raza A, Preisler H. Preliminary analysis of

Rush protocol Lymphoma 93-02 with newly diagnosed stage I-IV intermediate grade and new or relapsed stage II-IV low grad Non-Hodgkins lymphomas. Blood. 1995; 86(suppl.1):815a.

  1. Raza A, Dameron S, Clark F, Broady-Robinson L, Shott S, Wright V, Gregory S, Adler S, McKenna R,

Showel J, Fried W, Goldberg J, Larson R, Preisler, H. In vivo modification of total cell cycle time in leukemic myleoblasts of patients with acute myeloid leukemia in response to 13-cis-retinoic acid and alpha interferon.  Proc ASCO. 1994;13:311

  1. Gregory S, Showel J, Adler S, Ghalie R, Loew J, Wright V,Shott S, Raza A, Preisler H. Novel approach to

lymphomas.  Proc ASCO. 1994; 13:387.

  1. Shetty V, Sanoy A, Payne G, Mundle S, Marcus B, Lowe B, Wright V, Adler S, Gregory S, Raza A. High

degree of TNG-alpha may be responsible for extensive apoptosis of bone marrow cells in MDS.  Cell Prolif. 1994; 27(2):410.

  1. Dameron S, Robinson L, Clarke E, Payne G, Q Wright V,Raza A. Infusion timing of thymidine analogs

affects labeling indes (LI).  Cell Prolif. 1994; 27(7): 431.

  1. Raza A, Mundle S, Shetty V, Dameron S, Khan S, Q Wright V,Loew J, Marcus B, Adler S, Rifkin S, Gregory

S. Extremely high incidence of apoptosis may explain ineffective hematopoiesis in myelodysplastic syndromes. Leukemia Research. 1994; 18(suppl):13.

  1. Sanghvi R, Shetty V, Sanoy A, Alvi S, Loew J, Gregory S, Shott S, Showel J, Millikan K, Chaney C, Wright V,

Raza A. Correlation between transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B) and macrophages in the tumor microenvironment of lymph nodes from 31 patients with non-hodgkins lymphoma (NHL). Blood. 1994; 84(10):674a.

  1. Shetty V, Mundle S, Alvi S, Sanoy A, Payne G, Wright V, Chaney C, Gregory S, Loew G, Marcus B, Showel

J, Shott S, Rifkin S, Preisler H, Raza A. Role of the microenvironment and macrophages in understandng the dynamics of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).  Blood. 1994; 84(10):152a.

  1. Dameron  S, Robinson L, Clarke E, Payne G, Q Wright V, Raza A. Comparison between an in vivo 1.0 hour

iododeoxyruidine (IudR) and Bromodeoxyruidine (BrdU) labeling index versus a .5 hour BrdU labeling index in acute myeloid leukemia.”  University Research Week Publication, 1994; Poster #126.

  1. Raza A, Mundle S, Iftikhar A, Khan Z, Marcus B, Wright V, Adler S, Gregory S.  (1993). In situ end labeling

(ISEL) demonstrates that as many as >75% of cells in myelodysplastic syndromes are apoptotic. Blood 1993; 82(10) suppl. 1: 374.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

TEACHING:

Operative and clinical instruction to 8 Orthopaedic Surgery residents, 5 Orthopaedic Sports fellows, multiple primary care sports medicine residents rotating through Shadyside Hospital.  Yearly lectures to Orthopaedic residents for OTIE preparation.

RESEARCH:      
Grant support      
1.  Private Grant Funding Hip Preservation Registry & Biology PrincipalInvestigator 2012
$100,000
2.  OREF/AAHKS/Zimmer Resident
Clinical Scientist Training Grant
Evaluation of in vivo kinematics
in patients with idiopathic
Femoroacetabular impingment
Co-principal
Investigator
2008
$20,000
3.  AOSSM Young Investigator Award Is stem cell tissue engineering
an equally viable option for tendon
healing regardless of age or sex
Principal
Investigator
2007
$40,000
4.  OREF/RJOS/DePuy
Career Development Grant
Effect of gender on stem cell
transplantation capacity for tendon
tissue engineering
Principal
Investigator
2007
$50,000
5.  Albert B. Ferguson Pittsburgh
Foundation Research Grant
The effect of exercise on lean
muscle mass (sarcopenia) and
leg strength in senior athletes
Principal
Investigator
2005
$5,000
6.  MR Research Center Pilot
Grant – University of Pittsburgh
The effect of exercise on lean
muscle mass (sarcopenia) and
leg strength in senior athletes
Principal
Investigator
2005
7.  Albert B. Ferguson Pittsburgh
Foundation Research Grant
Investigation of human WBC
as carrier cell for ex vivo
gene therapy in orthopaedics
Principal
Investigator
2001
$5,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS (Partial listing)

Wright, V., “Improving productivity by managing stress and sleep” PA Conference for Women, Philadelphia, PA November 1, 2013

Wright, V., “Preoperative MR arthrography underestimates arthroscopically confirmed acetabular chondral lesions” International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Annual Meeting 2013, Munich, Germany Oct 10, 2013

Wright VJ, Tranovich MJ, Li H, Greco N, Huard J. “Acetabular chondral flaps are more viable than previously reported – a preliminary report of three cases” Poster at the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Annual Meeting 2013, Munich, Germany Oct 10-12, 2013

Wright VJ, Tranovich MJ, Salzler MJ, Casagranda BU, Costello JM. “Preoperative MR arthrography commonly fails to diagnose iliopsoas impingement” Poster at the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Annual Meeting 2013, Munich, Germany Oct 10-12, 2013

Wright, V., “Masterful Care of the Aging Athlete” ACE Fitness Symposium, Orlando, FL Oct, 2013

Wright, V., “Training the Masters Athlete” ACE Fitness Symposium, Orlando, FL Oct, 2013

Wright, V., “ You are Powerful, You are Strong, You move You” American Heart Association, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2013

Wright, V., “ Prioritizing your Body, Brains and Bliss” Women’s Health Conversations 1013, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2013

Wright, V.,”Thrive: 4 steps to Body, Brains and Bliss” National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Austin, TX 2013

Wright, V., “Masterful care of the aging athlete”  Excela West Moreland Hospital Grand Rounds, Greensburg, PA 2013

Wright, V., “Redefining old- the new science of what “old “ means to athletes” Pennsylvannia Orthopaedic Society, Nassau, Bahamas 2013

Wright, V., “Keeping masters knees on the road and out of the doctor’s office” Pennsylvannia Orthopaedic Society, Nassau, Bahamas 2013

Wright,V., “Staying competitive at any age” Bethlehem Haven, Pittsburgh, PA 2013

Wright, V., “Obesity in Athletes” AAOS Pre-conference on Obesity, Chicago, IL 2013

Wright, V., “Masterful Care of the Aging Athlete” UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, 2013

Wright, V., “Embracing your ever-changing body” Massachusetts Conference for Women, Boston, MA 2012

Wright, V., “Hip,Hip, Hooray- Femoral Acetabular Impingement” Pennsylvannia Orthopaedic Society, 2012

Wright, V., “Embracing your ever-changing body” Texas Women’s Conference, Austin TX 2012

Wright, V., “Masterful care of the Aging Athlete” University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, 2012

Wright, V., “Basic Science of Aging” AAOS Masters Athlete Course, Scotsdale, AZ 2012

Wright, V., “Performance in the Masters Athlete”  AAOS Masters Athlete Course, Scottsdale, AZ 2012

Wright, V., “Guide to Thrive- Creating a Vision to take Action and Achieve,” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2012

Wright, V., “Femoral Acetabular Impingement” Moderator- International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), Paris France, 2011

Wright, V., “ Basic Science of Aging” University of Western Ontario Sports Symposium, London Ontario, 2011

Wright, V., “Live Long and Prosper “ University of Western Ontario Sports Synmposium, London Ontario, 2011

Wright, V.,“ Performance in the Masters Athlete University of Western Ontario Sports Symposium, London Ontario, 2011

Wright, V.,“ Medical Pioneer” Science and Technology Days, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 2011

Wright, V., “ Hip Arthroscopy” Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, PA 2011

Wright, V.,“ Masterful care of the aging athlete” PennysovaniaOrthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, PA 2011

Wright, V.,“ Regenerative Medicine is Reality not Science Fiction” Regenerative Medicine Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA 2011

Wright, V., “ Guide to Thrive- Creating a Vision to take Action and Achieve, NACWAA (National Association of Women Collegiate Athletics Association) convention, Pittsburgh, PA 2011

Wright, V.,“ Thrive in the best days of your life” Candian Women’s Society, Pittsburgh, PA 2011

Wright, V., “Thrive in the best days of your life” Chatham University Lecture Series, Pittsburgh, PA 2011

Wright, V.,“ Still Got Game” Heinz Society CitiLive Lecture, Pittsburgh, PA 2011

Wright, V.,“ Training the Masters” AOSSM IC 108, San Diego, CA 2011

Wright, V., “Muscle Health” American Dietetic Association, Boston, MA 2010

Wright, V., “Leadership and Athletic Performance”, Army War College, Carslile, PA 2010

Wright,V., “THRIVE: How to stay strong at any age.” Sargent Majors College, El Paso, TX 2010

Wright, V., “Live Long and Prosper”  Dollar Bank Wealth Management Event, Pittsburgh, PA 2010

Wright, V., “Fitness After 40:  How to stay strong at any age” Go Red Event- AHA, Pittsburgh, PA 2010

Wright, V., “Basic Science of Aging and  Performance in the Masters Athlete” AAOS, Hilton Head, SC 2010

Wright,V., “Masterful care of the Aging Athlete” AOSSM IC, Providence RI, 2010

Wright, V., “Still Got Game” Washington Orthopaedic Society, Washington, DC,2010

Wright, V.,  “Live Long and Prosper” ICE Sports Health, New York, New York, 2009

Wright, V.,   “Masterful Care of the Aging Athlete” American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, July 2009, Keystone, CO

Wright, V., Sex dimorphism in MDSC Proliferation and transplantation capacity for tendon tissue engineering, Poster-  ORS, San Diego 2008

Wright, V.,  Long-term results of ACL reconstruction with bone-patella-bone autograft:  23 year follow-up, poster AAOS, San Diego 2008

Wright, V.,  “Physical Wealth Management:  Essentials of elite fitness and health.”  Citigroup Smith Barney Financial.  March 3, 2007,  Sarasota, FL

Wright, V.,  “Participation in high impact sports predicts bone mineral density in senior olympic athletes.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting,  February 16, 2007, San Diego, CA

Wright,  V.,  “Physical Wealth Management:  Performance and Fitness for Athletes and Active agers over 40”  Commonwealth Group of Smith Barney Financial.  January 25, 2007, Washington, DC

Wright, V.,   “Wear, Tear and Repair:  Options for Mobility”  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

Press event.  November 14, 2006. New York, NY

Wright, V.,  “ACL fibroblasts respond to mechanical load by activation of stress-activated protein kinases and transcription factors”  Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Day  Wilson Award  Paper November 11, 2006.  New York, NY

Wright, V.,  “ How fast do we age?  Age related performance decline in Senior Athletes.”  Visiting Professor:  United States Military Academy- West Point October, 2006.

Wright , V., “How fast do we age?  Age related performance decline in Senior Athletes.”  Visiting Professor:  University of Missouri- Columbia  September, 2006.

Wright, V., Attia, E., Bargarva, M., Hannafin, JA.,  “ACL fibroblasts respond to mechanical load by activation of stress-activated protein kinases and transcription factors”  American Society of Mechanical Engineering, June 23 2006, Amelia Island, FL

Wright, V.  “Life cycle of the Physically Active”AAOS Press Event. October 18, 2005.  Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.

Wright, V.  “Athletic Performance as a biomarker of aging:  Lessons from the Senior Olympians .White House Conference on Aging, June 10, 2005.  Pittsburgh, PA

Wright, V.“ Anatomic ACL Double-Bundle Reconstruction:  The restoration of normal knee kinematics.  Linvatec Fellows Conference, April 24, 2005.  Palm Island, FL

Wright, V.  “How fast do we age?  Athletic Performance as a biomarker of aging:  Lessons from the Senior Olympians.  University of Pittsburgh Research Day, April 27, 2005.  Pittsburgh, PA

Young, B., Peng, H., Wright, V., Li, X., Baylink, D. and Huard, J.  “ Osteogenic differentiation of a myogenic cell line:  A gene array analysis.”  Orthopaedic Research Society, February, 2003, New Orleans, LA

Wright, V.,Usas, A., Peng, H., Cummin, J., Gearhart, B. and Huard, J.“ Human WBC induce bone growth in vivo.”   American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 13, 2002, Dallas, TX.

Wright, V., Peng, H., Usas, A., Cummins, J., Gearhart, B. and Huard, J. “  Bone healing in immunocompetent mice by retroviral BMP4 transduced muscle stem cells. Orthopaedic Research Society, February 10, 2002, Dallas, TX.

Wright, V.,Usas, A., Peng, H., Cummins, J., Gearhart, B. and Huard, J.   “ Ex vivo gene therapy based on human white blood cells induce bone growth in vivo. “  Orthopaedic Research Society, February 13, 2002, Dallas, TX.

Wright, V., Usas, A., Peng, H. and Huard, J.   “Gene therapy using muscle-derived stem cells and retroviral BMP4 stimulates bone growth in immunocompetent animals.”  Fourth combined meeting of the OrthopaedicResearch  Societies of the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan, June 1, 2001, Rhode, Greece.

Wright, V.,  Peng, H., Usas, A. and Huard, J.  “Retroviral BMP4 stimulates osteogenic differentiation of muscle-derived stem cells and induces de novo bone formation:  Potential for bone gene therapy.”   International Bone and Mineral Society and the European Calcified Tissue Society, June 7, 2001, Madrid, Spain.

Wright, V., Usas, A., Peng, H. and Huard, J.“ Gene therapy using novel retroviral BMP4 stimulates osteogenic differentiation of muscle-derived stem cells and induces de novo bone formation in immunocompetent animals.”  The American Orthopaedic Association, 34th Annual Residents Conference, April 1, 2001, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

 

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:  
Director, Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
2006 – Present
Co-principal investigator, Clinical and Translational Research Lab (CTRL)
Stem Cell Research Center, University of Pittsburgh
2006 – 2010
Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Hip Pain and Outcomes of Arthroscopic Treatment
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
2008 – Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE:  
University and Medical School  
University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Surgery Residents Council 1999-2002
OSR National Advisory Board – American Association of Medical Colleges 1998
OSR Central Region Chair – American Association of Medical Colleges 1998
Pritzker OSR Representative – American Association of Medical Colleges 1997-1999
University of Chicago LCME Sub-Committee for Admissions 1997
Pritzker School of Medicine Admissions Interviewer 1996-1999
Pritzker School of Medicine Dean’s Council 1995-1999
University of Chicago Adolescent Substance Abuse Program Co-founder 1995-1997
Rush Cancer Institute Program Project Grant Committee for Head & Neck
Cancer &Myelodysplastic Syndrome
1994-1995
Rush Cancer Institute Interinstitutional Committee 1993-1995
Rush/ Cartwell Managed Care Committee 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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