Corporate Associates help fund educational initiatives - Academy News 2007 at the Annual Meeting

Corporate Associates help fund educational initiatives

Directed research and education initiatives supported through industry funding complement the many other research grants and initiatives that the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) funds. Directed research projects may focus on a particular musculo-skeletal disease state or condition. Although these projects vary in scope, they cannot be product-specific. Current OREF/industry collaborations include:

  • An educational grant from Pfizer Inc. funded the OREF/American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Pain Management Initiative. The initiative was designed to determine practice patterns in orthopaedists’ management of pain in patients who have had total joint replacement, or sports- or spine-related surgery. Summarized data will be published this year.
  • An educational grant from DePuy, a Johnson and Johnson Company, was used to produce a booklet highlighting the critical health care compliance issues facing orthopaedic surgeons in today’s environment. This booklet will accompany the February issue of the Journal of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • A restricted grant from Stryker Corporation will fund a distinguished, named OREF Career Development Award, as well as four prominent OREF Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grants, in 2007. Career Development Awards encourage a commitment to scientific research in orthopaedic surgery. Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grants encourage the development of research interests for residents and fellows who are interested in having research as a major component in their careers.

Technical exhibitors who wish to discuss how they can collaborate with OREF to further their strategic interests should contact: Judy Sherr, vice president of corporate relations, at (847) 384-4356 or sherr@oref.org; or Ivy Gard, corporate relations coordinator, at (847) 384-4355, or gard@oref.org.


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