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Stephanie Kliethermes, PhD, organizes Research Summit on Health Disparities in Sports Medicine

Stephanie Kliethermes, PhD, was recently awarded an R13 Grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to support an all-day Research Summit on health disparities in sports medicine. Dr. Kliethermes is is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and currently serves as Research Director of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). She organized this event through the AMSSM.

Held on April 28, 2023, the Research Summit kicked off the AMSSM Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The Summit focused on:

  • Identifying current knowledge gaps regarding the impact of health disparities in sports and exercise medicine and establishing appropriate priorities for targeted research in the space;

  • Providing evidence-based approaches and recommendations for research methodologies in sports and exercise medicine for researchers interested in conducting research in the space and/or conducting research through an equity lens.

Dr. Kliethermes described the Research Summit as a “tremendous success,” stating:

The energy and optimism in our ability to use research to make progress and create lasting change on health disparities in sports medicine was extremely high during the summit and in the days following. I’m looking forward to getting our Summit outcomes published over the course of the year and helping guide future research in this space.

For more information, please visit the Research Summit website

R13 Grants support scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to the NIH’s mission and scientific priorities.