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New England Baptist Hospital is an Orthopedic Center of Excellence with a significant commitment to research. Because we treat a high volume of musculoskeletal patients, we are in a unique position to study musculoskeletal conditions, treatments, and therapies. This commitment to research, combined with the dedication of our team, allows us to bring the latest advances and novel protocols in orthopedic care to our patients and set new standards of care nationally and internationally.

The physicians at NEBH take part in research independently as well as in association with researchers outside of NEBH for clinical, translational, and patient-centered research. We also develop new educational initiatives geared toward training and mentoring a new generation of scientists and health care professionals.

Research Mission Statement

We will advance knowledge in musculoskeletal diseases and related disorders.

We will facilitate research groups at NEBH, and collaborate with other investigators in clinical*, translational** and patient-centered outcomes research.

We will evaluate patient outcomes and quality of life.

We will develop educational initiatives focused on training and mentoring a new generation of scientists.

We will disseminate research findings nationally and internationally.

We will support and advance the NEBH mission and ROSE Philosophy (Respect, Ownership, Superior Service, Excellence).

New England Baptist Hospital is committed to the treatment of all participants involved in research in a manner which protects their safety, dignity, confidentiality, and right to be fully informed.

The Next Frontier of Orthopedic Research

There is a strong foundation of research-driven innovation on which to build, including recent advances in multi-modal pain therapy and early mobilization after joint surgery. These best practices, among many others, were shaped by Baptist investigations and have produced shorter hospital stays while maintaining superlative patient outcomes.

Services Our Research Division Can Provide to Investigators

β€” Study design guidance

β€” Access to experts in research methods

β€” Creation and support of study forms and databases

β€” Creating a study budget

β€” Research Coordinator support

β€” IRB assistance

β€” Registry assistance

β€” Biostatistics support

β€” Reporting and analysis of study results

Becoming Part of a Research Study

The Division of Research conducts a number of ongoing studies at all times. For more information about current studies, including the Principal Investigator and Study Coordinator, or to learn more about what it means to participate in a study, please contact us at 617-754-6732.

Please note that all studies conducted at the New England Baptist Hospital are reviewed and approved by the New England Baptist Hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB is a committee that has been formally designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans. They often conduct some form of risk-benefit analysis in an attempt to determine whether or not research should be done. The number one priority of IRBs is to protect human subjects from physical or psychological harm.

If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Draper, Research Protections & Operations, at 617-754-6684.

NEBH feels it is very important to be educated before participating in a research study. Education can help you make an informed choice. Learn more about participating in research studies.

Contact Research

Brian Hollenbeck, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Institutional Official for Research

Carl Talmo, MD
Director of Arthroplasty Research

Betsy Draper, MBA, CIP
Research Protections & Operations

Ruijia Niu, MPH
Research Project Manager

Samantha Simon, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator

Contact research staff by email.

*Clinical Research
Patient-oriented research. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. Patient-oriented research includes: (a) mechanisms of human disease, (b) therapeutic interventions, (c) clinical trials, or (d) development of new technologies.
Epidemiological and behavioral studies.
Outcomes research and health services research.
**Translational Research
The process of applying ideas, insights, and discoveries generated through basic scientific inquiry to the treatment or prevention of human disease.
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