Matthew Silva was recently awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award by the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). Silva is the Julia and Walter R. Peterson Orthopaedic Research Professor at the School of Medicine and an affiliate faculty member with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering.
The award honored Silva's excellence in promoting the scientific and professional development, as well as the advancement to independent research careers, of new investigators. He has mentored more than 50 undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in his lab, five of whom have gone on to faculty positions and independent research programs.ORS aims to promote, support, develop and encourage research in surgery and musculoskeletal disease and related disciplines. The Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award was created by the organization in 2014 and recognizes any member who has shown exceptional achievement in mentorship and advocacy on behalf of new investigators.