Corporate partnerships with OREF continue to expand
By Judy Sherr
Through the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Corporate Associates Program, companies are able to support quality research while demonstrating their leadership within the orthopaedic community.
The Corporate Associates Program is a significant component of OREF, accounting for more than $15 million in support of OREF, AAOS, and specialty orthopaedic organization research and educational projects in the last three years. Of this support, $1.4 million was specifically earmarked for OREF funding. The OREF gratefully acknowledges each of these distinguished corporate partners for demonstrating their commitment to the orthopaedic profession.
OREF values its relationship with industry and continues to partner with companies to fund initiatives that result in improved diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and disorders. OREF’s 2006 Corporate Associates include:
Platinum Level ($200,000 & above)
DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company, and DePuy Spine
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Synthes and Synthes Spine
Gold Level ($100,000 to $199,999)
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
Silver Level ($50,000 to $99,999)
Bronze Level ($10,000 to $49,999)
Champion Exposition Services
Current Concepts in Joint Replacement
Merck Human Health
Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative
Copper Level ($1,000 to $9,999)
Doncasters Medical Technologies
Innovation Sports, Inc.
Maine Orthopedic Review Course
ONI Medical Systems, Inc.
Orthopedic Network News
Pacific Research Labs / Sawbones
Zimmer Thomson Associates
Judy Sherr is vice president, corporate relations, for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.