OREF Corporate Associates Program

Since 1955, OREF has funded research and educational programs designed to build a scientific base for all of orthopaedics, helping everyone move through more of life. With the help of physician, private and corporate supporters, OREF has funded more than $140 million in research and educational grants and awards, improving patient outcomes around the world.

2014 Grant Recipients

Join us at the center of orthopaedics
Partner with OREF to advance your strategic objectives through: 

  • Productive and ethical relationships with established orthopaedic surgeons, academicians and investigators, as well as the next generation of orthopaedists—medical students, residents and candidates—as they develop skills and treatment perspectives.
  • Access to thought leaders and emerging conversations on critical clinical issues.
  • Stronger relationships with more than 50 partnering orthopaedic organizations.
  • Support of clinically relevant, peer-reviewed research and targeted educational initiatives while complying with best business practices, including AdvaMed Guidelines and PhRMA Code.
OREF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. OREF educational grants are subjected to strict review by distinguished academics in highly regarded institutions. OREF research applications are held to the highest standards through a mandatory, independent peer-review process, which is modeled on the same stringent parameters that govern National Institutes of Health grants.


OREF thanks its Corporate Associates
The following companies have demonstrated vision, commitment, and vigorous support of OREF’s 59-year track record of finding answers and improving lives through research and education. We recognize our corporate donors in display ads published in orthopaedic journals, as well as on full color display boards and handouts displayed and distributed at partner meetings and conferences. View a report of how we recognized corporate donors in 2013. For more information about Corporate Associate recognition and other benefits of partnering with OREF, please visit the Corporate Benefits page.

2013 OREF Corporate Associates*


$200,000 to $499,999

DePuy Synthes    DJO Global  


 Stryker         Wright Medical Technology             Zimmer


$100,000 to $199,999

Medtronic             Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation


$50,000 to $99,999

Biomet, Inc.

HCA–Hospital Corporation of America

Lilly USA, LLC


$10,000 to $49,999

Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) ®
Exactech, Inc.
Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc..
Purdue Pharma, LP
Smith & Nephew, Inc.


$2,500 to $9,999

3M Infection Prevention Solutions
Baxano Surgical, Inc.
Innomed, Inc.
Kinamed, Inc.
Maine Orthopaedic Review Course

Nuvasive, Inc.
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Sawbones/Pacific Research Labs
Symmetry Medical, Inc.


Up to $2,500

Endo Health Solutions
Flexion Therapeutics
Iconacy Orthopaedic Implants
Integra Foundation

* As of December 31, 2013

We look forward to exploring the possibilities of partnering with you.

Sharon Mellor, PhD, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
(847) 430-5110

Ivy Gard
Director, Corporate Development and Strategic Philanthropy
(847) 430-5103

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