OREF Refocuses on Research, OMeGA Renews Commitment to Education

As of May 29, 2013, OREF has ended it Clinician Development Program. OMeGA Medical Grants Association will continue to to award and administer grants for orthopaedic graduate medical education through a merit-based process designed to safeguard against potential conflicts of interest and to ensure transparency in the allocation of resources.

Below is an excerpt from the joint statement issued by OREF and OMeGA. Click here to read the full statement

Today the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announces that in order to more strategically support research it will discontinue its Clinician Development Program. Started in 2008, the Clinician Development Program provided a pathway for industry to support graduate medical education and residency enhancement programs while complying with best practices for independence and transparency. OREF has committed to awarding its final fellowship and residency grants for the 2013-2014 academic year. Grant-making operations at OREF will concentrate on supporting research, in line with OREF’s refocused priorities.

For more information, please contact

Kenya D. McRae, JD, PhD,Vice President of Grants, (847) 384-4348

Mary Marino, Grants Manager, (847) 384-4359