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Published 8/1/2009
Rhonda Taira

OMeGA announces grant recipients

The OMeGA Medical Grants Association has awarded 44 fellowship grants of up to $75,000 each in 9 orthopaedic specialty areas. Grants were offered to 30 percent of fellowship programs that applied.

In addition, 21 residency/general education grants for amounts of up to $5,000 each were presented for the 2009–2010 academic year. This represents 19 percent of the residency programs that requested grants. Funded residency activities/purposes include developing an arthroscopy skills course, as well as covering the costs of visiting professors, cadavers, surgical skills lab, grand rounds, journal club, resident research day, and a motor skills lab.

Fellowship awards
In Adult Reconstruction/Arthroplasty, fellowship grants were awarded to the following institutions: Anderson Clinic Post-Graduate Medical Education Foundation; Baylor College of Medicine; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc.; Columbia University; Concordia Foundation Inc.; Duke University; Emory University; Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education; Foundation HMR; General Hospital Corporation; Governors of the University of Calgary; Mayo Clinic; Minnesota Medical Foundation; New York Society for the Relief of the Ruptured & Crippled (affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery [HSS]); New York University; OrthoCarolina; Rush University Medical Center; Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Inc.; University of British Columbia; University of California, Davis; University of Louisville; University of Utah; Wake Forest University Health Sciences; and Washington University.

Baylor College of Medicine received a Foot and Ankle fellowship award; New York University received a Hand fellowship award; and a Pediatrics fellowship award went to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Two fellowship awards were made in Orthopaedic Oncology—one to General Hospital Corporation and the other to the University of Florida. Fellowship awards in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine were made to Brown University and to Duke University.

Four fellowship awards were made in Shoulder and Elbow—to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc.; Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education; Mayo Clinic; and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Four fellowship awards were made in Spine—to Emory University; HSS; Texas Back Institute Research Foundation; and Twin Cities Spine Center.

The five fellowship awards in Trauma went to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc.; Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Inc.; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; San Francisco General Hospital Foundation; and the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation.

Residency/General Education grants
The Residency/General Education grants were presented to the following institutions: Akron General Medical Center; Albert Einstein Medical Center; Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Inc.; Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center–MSU; Loyola University Chicago–Stritch School of Medicine; Medical University of South Carolina Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Minnesota Medical Foundation; Montefiore Medical Center; HSS; Northwestern University; Pan Am Clinic Foundation Inc.; Partners Together For Health; Pinnacle Health Hospitals; Tulane University; University of California, San Francisco; University of Florida; University of Illinois Orthopaedics; University of Iowa; University of Vermont and State Agricultural College; West Virginia University; and Wright State Physicians, Inc.

New cycle opens soon
OMeGA is actively soliciting additional donations from industry to be able to offer additional grants. OMeGA is now preparing for the 2010–2011 application cycle. For more information check www.omegamedicalgrants.org

Rhonda Taira is director, grants management, OMeGA Medical Grants Association.