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Dr. Pascual performing equine research

Current Research Projects

"Cartilage Repair by Transplantation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) delivered in a Chondroitin Sulfate/PEG Hydrogel for Chondral Defects in a Rabbit Animal Model"

"A Novel Transchondral Microfracture Technique for Chondral Bubble Lesions in a Goat Animal Model"

"Cartilage Repair with Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) delivered in a novel Chondroitin Sulfate/Polyethylene Glycol Hydrogel in an Equine Animal Model"

"Clinical, Biologic, and Genetic Evaluation of Synovial Fluid across a Spectrum of Cartilage Damage within the Human Hip, Knee, and Shoulder BAJA (Biomarkers in Joint Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty) Group"


Events and Scholarly Activity

July 7-10, 2016: Dr. Pascual has been invited by the AOSSM Education Committee to give an Instructional Course Lecture on Biological Treatment for Orthopedics Injuries during the AOSSM Annual Meeting.

November 20, 2015: Dr. Pascual has been invited as a sponsored guest from American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) to participate in a symposium on the biological treatment for orthopedic injuries.

September 17-19, 2015: Dr. Pascual has been selected to participate in the 2015 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program at the Orthopedic Learning Center.

August 2015: Dr. Pascual invited to review abstracts for the ORS 2016 Annual Meeting.

August 2015: Dr. Pascual invited to 'Vail Scientific Summit on Regenerative and Translational Medicine.'

2015-2016: Dr. Pascual serves on Education Committee of International Cartilage Repair Society.

2015-2019: Dr. Pascual serves on Research Committee of American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).

2012 - Present: Dr. Vidal serves on Self-Assessment Exam Committee of AOSS.

2012 – Present:Dr. Vidal serves on Sports Medicine Program Committee of AAOS.

2011 - Present: Dr. Vidal  serves on the Enduring Education Committee of AOSSM.

2010 – 2013: Dr. Vidal served as Colorado representative on the Council of Delegates for AOSSM.

2008-2012: Dr. Vidal served on the STOP Steering Committee for AOSSM.

2008-2010: Dr. Vidal served on the Youth Sports Safety Committee for AOSSM.

2007-2011: Dr. Vidal served on Technology Committee for AOSSM.


Grants and Funding

2015 Research CU Orthopedic Grant | $20,000: "Cartilage Repair by Transplantation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) delivered in a Chondroitin Sulfate/PEG Hydrogel for Chondral Defects in a Rabbit Animal Model." 

AOSSM Young Investigator Grant | $40,000: "Use of Viable Cold-Stored Osteochondral Allografts for the Treatment of Articular Cartilage."

AOSSM Grant Finalist | $225,000: "Cartilage Repair with Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) delivered in a Novel Chondroitin Sulfate/ polyethylene glycol Hydrogel in an Equine Animal Model."

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Peer-Reviewed Grant | $90,000 : "The Effect of Storage Time on the Success of Cold – Stored Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in an Ovine Model."

AOSSM Grant Finalist | $225,000: "A Novel Transchondral Microfracture Technique for Chondral Bubble Lesions in a Goat Animal Model."

AOSSM Grant Finalist | $225,000:"Clinical, Biologic, and Genetic Evaluation of Synovial Fluid across a Spectrum of Cartilage Damage within the Human Hip, Knee and Shoulder BAJA (Biomarkers in Joint Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty) Group."