ABOUT US

I'm A HIPpy is a community of doctors, researchers, parents, and children who are coming together with the goal of improving hip health and mobility for all children - not only in British Columbia, but also nationally and globally - through research, education, and advocacy. We aim to promote physical activity, overall health and wellbeing, and the importance of keeping mobile and active regardless of physical limitations.

Our mission is to improve hip health, mobility, and quality of life for children with Hip Dysplasia, with the hope of some day seeing a world free from the burden of this condition.

We have been inspired by what Dr. Kishore Mulpuri and his Bone Health and Mobility team at BC Children’s Hospital have accomplished, consider the limited resources and funding available to them. There is yet much more to be done, and through I'm A HIPpy, we are hopeful we can help more children in BC and beyond.

 

DR. KISHORE MULPURI MBBS, MS(Ortho), MHSc(Epi)

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Dr. Kishore Mulpuri is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the BC Children’s Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and an Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Orthopaedics. He is the Research Director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and is currently Medical Lead for the Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy. He is also Co-Lead for the Evidence to Innovation Theme at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Founding President of the Canadian Pediatric Orthopaedic Group. As Lead of the Bone Health & Mobility Research Team at BC Children’s Hospital, he acts as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on various local and international multi-centre research studies. He is also regularly involved with the development of new clinical practice guidelines, most recently chairing the work group that developed the guidelines for non-operative treatment and management of hip dysplasia. His clinical practice and research interests have a major focus on children’s hips, cerebral palsy and trauma.

DR. EMILY SCHAEFFER PHD

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

Dr. Emily Schaeffer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the BC Children’s Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and UBC Department of Orthopaedics. She completed her undergraduate studies in Honours Biochemistry at UBC and holds a PhD in Experimental and Molecular Medicine from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She has an extensive background in basic science and translational research and her research interests include pediatric hip conditions such as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), hip displacement secondary to cerebral palsy and the genetics underlying DDH. In addition to her role as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, she is also the Study Coordinator for the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and Head Research Coordinator for the International Hip Dysplasia Registry.

RESEARCH SUPPORT STAFF & RESEARCH TEAM STRUCTURE

Dr. Mulpuri’s research team also consists of a Research Coordinator and two undergraduate science co-operative education students. Together, they coordinate and support patient recruitment, follow-up, study ethics applications, data collection and database maintenance. In addition, the team works closely with the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute Evidence to Innovation Team to facilitate various research projects and activities.

       AWARDS

  • Presidential Award for Excellence, Canadian Orthopaedic Association, 2017
    Awarded in recognition of years of service to the profession and to the COA, excellence in teaching, education and research, and as an active volunteer in the community.
  • Registry Grant, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 2017
    The largest single sum of grant money awarded by POSNA in history to support the development of the International Hip Dysplasia Registry, which is the first international registry of any kind in pediatric orthopaedics and involves leading pediatric hospitals from across the US, UK, Canada, India and Australia. https://posna.org/Research-Innovation/Awards-Grants
  • American–British–Canadian (ABC) Travelling Fellowship, The American Orthopaedic Association/Canadian Orthopaedic Association, 2015
     
    The most prestigious travelling fellowship in orthopaedics, awarded in recognition of young surgeons for their early contributions to orthopaedics. Report: https://www.boa.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/ABC-Travelling-Fellowship-2015.pdf
  • Scientific Exhibit Special Recognition Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013
    Awarded in special recognition of excellence for scientific exhibit presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting 2013.
  • Angela S.M. Kuo Memorial Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 2008
    Awarded in recognition of an outstanding young investigator and to promote a long-term research career for that individual.
  • Excellence in Education Award, BC Children’s Hospital, 2008
    Awarded in recognition of contributions to education at BC Children’s Hospital.
  • Annual Resident Teaching Award, Department of Orthopaedics, UBC Faculty of Medicine, 2008
    Awarded in recognition of excellence in resident clinical teaching.

       AWARDS

  • Registry Grant, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 2017
    The largest single sum of grant money awarded by POSNA in history to support the development of the International Hip Dysplasia Registry, which is the first international registry of any kind in pediatric orthopaedics and involves leading pediatric hospitals from across the US, UK, Canada, India and Australia.
  • Best Research Presentation, UBC Department of Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Update, 2017
    Awarded to the best research presentation presented at the UBC Department of Orthopaedics Research Day 2017.
  • Best Plenary Presentation, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute Evidence to Innovation Research Day, 2016
    Awarded to the best plenary presentation presented at the E2i Research Day 2016.
  • Best Research Presentation, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute Evidence to Innovation Research Day, 2016
    Awarded to the best research presentation presented at the E2i Research Day 2016.
  • Best Evidence for Pediatrics, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2016
    Awarded to the best research presentation in the Pediatrics category at the COA Annual Meeting 2016.
  • Best e-Poster Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2016
    Awarded to the best e-poster presented at the POSNA Annual Meeting 2016.
  • Best Research Presentation, UBC Department of Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Update, 2016
    Awarded to the best research presentation presented at the UBC Department of Orthopaedics Research Day 2016.

 

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