July 14, 2000
Orthopaedics name changed
The Board of Regents on June 9 approved changing the orthopaedics department's official name to the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Frederick Matsen, professor and chair of the department, said the name change was made to reflect the department's partnership with them, as well as to symbolize the department's commitment to the health and function of all active individuals.
In an action separate from the name change, the department also recently established the Endowed Chair for Women's Sports Medicine and Lifetime Fitness. The department launched the campaign to establish the chair last year to focus attention on the disproportionately high injury rate among active women and lack of gender-specific information on how these injuries can be prevented and managed.
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