OREF 2010–2011 CDP funding pool is $7.5 million

Total funding for clinician development programs up 88 percent

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) has received commitments totaling $7,513,750 from 12 funding partners for Clinician Development Program (CDP) grants. The grants will support 2010–2011 graduate medical education (GME) fellowships, continuing medical education (CME) courses, residency enhancement programs, and clinically relevant research projects. The $7.5 million figure is an 88 percent increase in support over 2009–2010.

Companies contributing to the $7.5 million funding pool for 2010–2011 CDP grants include DePuy Spine, DePuy Orthopaedics, Biomet, Medtronic, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Pfizer, DJO Incorporated, Exactech, Synthes North America, Wright Medical Technology, and Orthofix. The 12 CDP funding partners for 2010–2011 include six continuing and five new companies.

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