Interview With Dr. Salil Upasani

Dr. Salil Upasani joins Miles4Hips Board Member Ashley Spalla for an interview discussing hip dysplasia, treatments and advances that may be coming in the future.

Dr. Salil Upasani is director of the International Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also serves as an IHDI Medical Advisory Board Member.

How it Started!

Miles4Hips started with Nancy’s quest to run a 100-mile race and to raise awareness and support the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, and over $5000 was raised for the IHDI! That first event was the starting point that became the Miles4Hips you see today.

“I was humbled and overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm we received from the IHDI and from the hip dysplasia community. With the support and encouragement of IHDI and some passionate and determined hip dysplasia advocates and friends, we decided to continue to develop the Miles4Hips initiative. Through our efforts, we hope to promote hip dysplasia education and awareness; be a reliable information source for hip dysplasia patients, families, and friends; garner support for the IHDI as they commit to improving the lives of others living with this condition; and promote movement in all capacities for healthy hips and minds!”

Last Chance for End-of-Year Giving!

As we wind down the final hours of 2022 and the last opportunities for end-of-year giving, consider a gift to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute to help fund their research, education, and technological programs and developments to help support lifelong, healthy hips for all of those impacted by Hip Dysplasia. Visit their website to learn how your donations are used and for your last chance to make a final tax-deductible gift in 2022: International Hip Dysplasia Institute – Campaign (orlandohealth.com)

Support the International Hip Dysplasia Institute

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute is the global humanitarian leader in the fight against hip dysplasia. They envision a world free from the suffering of hip dysplasia by increasing awareness and prevention, developing new diagnosing technologies and improving the treatment process for those affected by hip dysplasia. One of the goals of Miles4Hips is to raise awareness of the IHDI and to be a primary donor and supporter through individual and group fundraising efforts.

Apply to be our 2023 Junior Board Member

Are you passionate about hip dysplasia awareness and wanting to support hip dysplasia community?  Miles4Hips is looking for a Junior Board Member to join our team for 2023! This is a volunteer position and requires a 12-month commitment.

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in 4-6 board meetings during the year and representing the voice of adolescents and young adults experiencing hip dysplasia.
  • Developing content for at least one Miles4Hips social media post per month (6 total)
  • Assisting with tasks and projects related to Miles4Hips and IHDI advocacy and awareness events including Theme Weeks, Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month, and the Annual Day of Movement

Skills/Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old (we welcome younger appplicants, but require parent or guardian consent).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing and skills.

Email us at miles4hips@gmail.com for more information. Applications are due by December 31, 2022.