At the Hughston Foundation, the ongoing objective is national and international leadership in orthopaedic and sports medicine. The Foundation building houses a library, departments of Medical Research, Medical Writing, Medical Illustration and Photography, Continuing Education, and Medical Television, and it is home to the editorial office of the Journal of Athletic Training, the official journal of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
The Foundation’s 9-member staff works with medical professionals on the Hughston campus and throughout the world to discover and share ways to improve health, fitness, and overall well-being.
Through the synergy of patient care, education, and research, the reach and influence of the Foundation continues to grow. The significant body of knowledge we have amassed is used in the training of hundreds of orthopaedic residents and postdoctoral fellows, many of whom now practice and teach throughout the United States and many foreign countries. Among our graduates are orthopaedic consultants to professional athletic teams and the athletic departments of major universities and high schools; many others are professors at medical schools.
The Foundation sponsors a calendar of continuing education courses for physicians and for athletic and allied healthcare personnel, such as athletic trainers, physical therapists, and coaches. These complex, technical courses blend scientific presentations, live technical demonstrations, and live surgery along with opportunities for professional exchange of ideas.
FDA-regulated clinical trials, retrospective long-term follow-up studies and other research is conducted by the Foundation’s Research Department. Industry sponsors rely on the thorough and professional work carried out by Hughston researchers, and our investigators and staff are highly sought after to participate in the latest orthopaedic clinical trials.
The Foundation shares the results of this clinical research with the world through the publication of hundreds of scientific papers in medical journals and chapters in medical textbooks. These documents are researched in the Foundation’s specialty library and edited by its experienced medical writers. The award-winning medical illustrators and photographers who provide illustrations for these publications are noted throughout the profession for the high quality of their work.
Also in high demand are innovative medical videos produced in the television studio by the capable staff of the Medical Television department. Foundation personnel have created a library of interactive videodiscs for education and training in orthopaedics. In recent years, the Foundation staff has created more than 1,000 educational presentations for the physicians of Hughston Clinic for use at national and international medical meetings. These presentations and scientific exhibits are placing critical, up-to-date information in the hands of people who are putting it to work now.
The Hughston Foundation has been a major factor in shaping the course of orthopaedic sports medicine for the entire country. The Foundation plays a major role in furthering the collective knowledge of human performance and increasing the understanding of why and how injuries occur, how to prevent them, and how to treat those disabled by them.
Your generous contributions help us carry on this vital work.