The Mary and David Hoar Fund was established in 1975 at The New York Community Trust to promote research in the prevention and treatment of hip fractures. Administered by The New York Academy of Medicine, the Fund supports applications for clinical research as well as for developing innovative clinical programs such as those that test a novel approach to health care delivery in a cost effective and quality way. We especially encourage applications for pilot projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree and are expected to conduct research in a supervised program in the greater New York area. Preferential consideration will be given junior faculty to assist in starting their careers, however, other applications will be considered provided applicants provide a clear justification. In the case of more senior faculty, it should state why an award of this type is appropriate. In the case of trainees who are not junior faculty, it should state that they would have the protected time to do the research and that they would remain at the institution for the duration of the award. Candidates must be United States citizens or permanent residents or have (at the time of application) a valid working visa that can be renewed (if required) through the period of the award.

Application Process

Applicants must provide the following as part of their application:

  1. Applicant's Signed Cover Letter describing previous training and experience and how the proposed activities relate to the applicant’s projected career.
  2. Completed, typewritten application form signed by the applicant and authorized institutional representative from your grants or finance office.
  3. Research Proposal: Include project title, applicant’s name, research site, introduction, specific aims, work done by others, work done by applicant, methods of procedure, significance, and relevant bibliography. This should not exceed four pages, including diagrams, illustrations, bibliography and any other supplemental materials. The font used should be Arial with a minimum 11 point type size.
  4. Applicant's Curriculum Vitae.
  5. Signed Letter of Support from your Research Sponsor detailing the applicant’s career development plan, providing a description of the research environment and available research facilities to be provided for the proposed project, and providing an analysis of the clinical and research training of the candidate.
  6. Research sponsor’s NIH-format biosketch. (Sample of biosketch available at
  7. Signed Letter of Recommendation from the department chair or division director of the academic or medical institution located in the greater New York area where the research will take place, describing the facilities and faculty resources available for career development and explaining how the proposed research will prepare the applicant for an academic career. It should also confirm the full-time nature of the research commitment and the level of institutional support for the proposed research.
  8. Documentation of mentor’s IRB or IACUC protocol approval or submission (if applicable) or waiver. The complete protocol is not required, only the appropriate approval or submission cover page. Approvals for pending protocols must be in place by the start of the grant. In the case of animal research, include a copy of the institution's current HHS Animal Welfare Assurance approval or renewal letter, or a letter from the institution's research administration office affirming that the animal facility complies with all federal standards and has been so certified.

To begin the application process, click on the link below. You will be asked to complete an eligibility quiz. Provided that you meet the program eligibility requirements, you will then be asked to register by creating a login and password. With your login and password, you will be able to access the online application, including the forms that you must upload and complete.


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Award Information

A two-year fellowship of $120,000 ($60,000 per year) is available for research commencing in November 2016.The grant is made to the awardee’s sponsoring institution for the direct support of the investigator's salary and research activities. Indirect costs and fringe benefits are not paid by this program. Grant recipients are required to submit progress and financial reports to the Academy at the mid-point and end of the grant period. Failure to comply with reporting requirements may result in termination of the grant and refund of any award monies paid, and may negatively affect consideration of future applications from the grantee’s institution. In addition, it is expected that a paper on the research project suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal will be submitted. For all publications acknowledgment must be made of support from The Mary and David Hoar Fellowship of The New York Community Trust and The New York Academy of Medicine


Current & Previous Recipients
2017 - 2019

Sanjit Konda, MD

New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases

Implementation of the Score for Trauma Triage in the Geriatric and Middle-Aged Trauma Patient: A Case-Control Trial Utilizing Palliative Care Consultations to Improve Quality and Efficiency of Care



Albert Siu, MD 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

STRIDE: A Definitive Trial to Reduce Falls-related Injuries in Older Adults 


Thuy-Tien L. Dam, MD

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Sarcopenia: an Important, Modifiable Mediator for Hip Fractures


Fred C. Ko, MD, MS

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Inflammatory and Neuropeptide Mediators: Improving Pain and Function in Hip Fracture


William W. Hung, MD, MPH

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Palliative Care Needs Among Patients with Hip Fracture


No Fellowship Awarded


Amanda S. Carmel, MD

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Hip Fracture Risk and Response to Bisphosphonates: Role of Vitamin D Status in a Large Community Based Primary Care Practice


Marcella D. Walker, MD

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Properties of Bone That Protect Women From Hip Fracture


Knox H. Todd, MD, MPH

Beth Israel Medical Center

Emergency Department Femoral Nerve Blockade for Acute Hip Fracture Pain


Michael G. Walsh, PhD

New York University - Hospital for Joint Diseases

Secondary Morbidity Associated with Hip Fracture


Kenneth Andrew Egol, MD

New York University - Hospital for Joint Diseases

Treatment of Unstable Intertrochanteric Fractures in the Fit Elderly: A Randomized Prospective Trial of Plate Fixation versus Nail Stabilization


Lisa Ann Honkanen, MD, MA

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Improving Adherence with External Hip Protectors in Residential Care


Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Rehospitalization, Nursing Home Residence, and Fragmentation of Care in Patients with Hip Fracture


Victoria P. Panzer, PhD

University of Connecticut Health Center 

Quantitative Clinical Assessment of Elderly Fallers


Mathew S. Maurer, MD

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Orthostatic Hypotension and Falls in Nursing Home Residents: Are Changes in Diastolic Blood Pressure More Predictive than Changes in Systolic Blood Pressure?


David Jan Slotwiner, MD

Joan and Sandford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University 

Direct Validation of the Bezoid-Jarisch Reflux Hypothesis of Neurally Mediated Syncope


MaryAnn McLaughlin, MD, PhD

Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Effect of Sensory Impairment and Other Factors on Risk of Hip Fracture: A Case-Control Study


Gail Susan Chorney, MD (grant renewed)


Gail Susan Chorney, MD

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Fundamental Studies on Mechano-Signal Transduction Mechanisms of Chondrocytes for Maintenance of Normal Growth Plate Biomechanical Properties


Peter Foley Rizzo, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Hospital Combined Fracture Service

The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Fractures


No Fellowship Awarded


Frances Cuomo, MD

Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn & Queens, Inc.

Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis Following Hip Fractures by Duplex Scanning Technique


Brendan M. Patterson, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Hospital Combined Fracture Service

Nutritional Status and Complications in Patients with Fractures of the Proximal Femur


James J. Tomasek, PhD

New York Medical College

Age-Dependent Cross Linking of Collagen in Bone


Allan M. Strongwater, MD

Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

Hip Fractures in the Elderly


Michael A. Kelly, MD

New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Analysis of Compression Hip Screw Fixation for Unstable Intertrochanteric Fractures

Sigmund Lasker, PhD

New York Medical College

An NMR Imaging Study of Femoral Head Ischemia Following Fracture


Charles N. Cornell, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Hospital Combined Fracture Service

Quantification of Osteopenia in Hip Fracture Patients

Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD

Hospital for Joint Diseases

Biomechanical Evaluation of Anatomic Reduction vs. Medial Displacement Osteotomy in Unstable Intertrochanteric Fractures


Neil J. Cobelli, MD

Montefiore Medical Center

A Clinical and Biomedical Comparison of Unstable Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures Treated by Medical Displacement Osteotomy or Anatomic Reduction

David A. Present, MD

Hospital for Joint Diseases

Osteoporosis in Hip Fracture Patients and in Patients with Osteoarthritis


Richard M. Bockner, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Hospital Combined Fracture Service

Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fractures

Shanker Krishnamurthy, MD

Westchester County Medical Center

The Role of Physiological Monitoring in the Management of Patients with Hip Fractures


Michael C. Distefano, MD

Montefiore Medical Center

Histomorphometric Analysis of Patiernts with Femral Neck Fractures and Osteoarthritis of the Femral Head

James V. Nepola, MD

Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York

Tc99 Scintigraphic Evaluation of Acute Fractures of the Femoral Head


Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Hospital Combined Fracture Service

Enders Pinning of Subtrochanteric Fractures in Adults: The New York Hospital Experience

Konduru K. Raju, MD

Coney Island Hospital

Transepiphyseal Fractures in Hips of Children