Research Support

About the Foundation

The Hawkins Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity dedicated to the advancement of orthopaedic medicine and outcomes for patients worldwide. Working alongside the physicians of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, the Hawkins Foundation provides a unique set of resources and infrastructure for education and research in the world of orthopaedics.  

Located in Greenville, SC, we partner with organizations that contribute to optimally carrying out our mission. CERorthoATI Therapy, Prisma Health System, Clemson University, The University of South Carolina, Furman University and other individuals who contribute significantly in our collaborative efforts to define value in orthopaedic medicine.

We've also created "Chapters" of the Hawkins Foundation in Akron, Ohio and Jackson, Mississippi 

Providing research support for surgeons, corporations and scientist

Clinical Research 

Our team of research professionals provide infrastructure to support Principal Investigators - primarily Orthopaedic Surgeons - throughout the entire research process

Real World Data Repository

Our data repository follows patients with orthopaedic conditions through their entire episodes of care collecting information on patient preferences and beliefs, diagnostic information relevant to both treatment choice and outcomes, treatments, and patient-centered outcomes allowing us to assess the real-world value of orthopaedic treatments and measure quality and provider performance. 

BioMedical Research

We collaborate with scientists around the country and leading academic experts who work in Clemson University custom labs within our unique clinical environment 

Read more about our bioskills lab here