UAAC Researcher David Jordan, PhD, Selected as Finalist for Orthopaedic Research Society's New Investigator Recognition Award

Nov 10, 2022

University of Arizona Arthritis Center and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery post-doctoral research associate David Jordan, PhD, MS, has been named as a finalist for the Orthopaedic Research Society's (ORS) New Investigator Research Award (NIRA). 

For over 65 years, the ORS has been the leading international research society dedicated to accelerating musculoskeletal discovery to improve health. The ORS community is multi-disciplinary and is comprised of members from academia, industry/private sector, government, and private practice at all career levels from around the world. Activities of the ORS are centered around the four key areas and are developed to meet the needs of our multi-disciplinary and diverse research community. The ORS hosts the largest scientific meeting in the world dedicated solely to the field of research related to the musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics. The 2023 meeting will be held Feb. 10-14 in Dallas.

As a finalist for the NIRA, Dr. Jordan will deliver both a podium presentation and a display a poster of his research. The title of his podium and poster presentations are 'Dynamic Response of the First Carpometacarpal Joint During Pinching'. 

Dr. Jordan specializes in the principles of mechanical engineering, with research experience in experimental and computational biomechanics. His research interests include the biomechanical modeling of the hand and wrist musculoskeletal structure for the improved understanding of pathological effects and the advancement of therapeutic ingenuity. He is also experienced in finite element simulation, in-vivo experimental imaging, numerical programming and teaching, and is an advocate of diversity and inclusion within engineering and health-related research.

Dr. Jordan earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Louisiana State University and earned his master's and doctoral degrees - also in mechanical engineering - from the University of Pittsburgh. He began his tenure at the University of Arizona in May, 2021.