The National Basketball Association (NBA) and GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration has issued a call for proposals focused on ways to help advance the understanding of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of bone stress injuries in elite and everyday athletes.

This CFP will award a total of up to $1.5 million over a 3-year period to support research addressing important unanswered questions regarding BSI prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The maximum amount for an individual submission is $300,000, including direct and indirect costs for the entire research period. Smaller, focused, and impactful projects requiring less support are strongly encouraged, explains a media release from GE Healthcare and the NBA.

Specific areas of interest include advancements in imaging to improve prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of bone stress injuries; and prevention of bone stress injuries.

Proposals will be accepted until April 17. For more information about the application process, visit the NBA & GE Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration.

The collaboration also announced the winners from the last round of proposals seeking research addressing acute myotendinous injuries:

University of Newcastle, Australia — Dr Suzi Edwards: “The HAMI Study: Investigating Hamstring and Adductor Myotendinous Injury Risk Factors in Basketball”;

Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam — Dr Johannes Tol: “Game changing innovative sports research: The Basketball and Muscle Injury (BAMI) study”;

University of Wisconsin-Madison — Bryan Heiderscheit, PhD: Clinical, Biomechanical, and Novel Imaging Biomarkers of Hamstring Strain Injury Potential in Elite Athletes”; and

Mayo Clinic — Timothy Hewett, PhD: “Comparative Effectiveness of Hamstring Muscle Strain Injury Prevention Programs.”

[Source(s): GE Healthcare, NBA, Business Wire]