Information and forms for OREF Grant Recipients

 

  GRANTS REVIEW

Research Grants & Peer Review Committees

The Research Grants Committee allocates research funding to advance research in the specialty of orthopaedics and is responsible for:

  • establishing criteria for the distribution of available funds
  • conducting an independent peer review process
  • overseeing the preparation and distribution of promotional information and applications for research grants and awards
  • making decisions regarding the awarding of funds for research consistent with OREF’s goals and objectives

The members of the Research Grants Committee are appointed by the OREF Board of Trustees and must be non-conflicted.  Membership, inclusive of participation on any peer review committee, is limited to a maximum of seven years.

All appointments to any of the research peer review committees are by nomination of the Research Grants Committee, which determines the number of peer review committees and their members.  The Research Grants Committee may request recommendations from orthopaedic societies or any other organization which has a substantial interest in research consistent with OREF’s goals and objectives.

Research Grants Committee
James D. Heckman, MD, Chair Manchester, VT
R. Tracy Ballock, MD Cleveland, OH
J. Sybil Biermann, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Matthew B. Dobbs, MD St. Louis, MO
Farshid Guilak, PhD Durham, NC
Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD Chapel Hill, NC

  
Educational Grants Committee

The Educational Grants Committee allocates educational funding under the Clinician Development Program to advance graduate and post-graduate education and continuing medical education in orthopaedics.  The Educational Grants Committee is responsible for:

  • establishing criteria for the distribution of available funds
  • selecting grant recipients from among qualified applicants in a transparent and unbiased manner, including a blinded funding match—all independent of donor knowledge/involvement in accordance with procedures reviewed and approved by federal monitors appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice
  • overseeing the preparation and distribution of promotional information and applications for educational program awards
  • making decisions regarding the awarding of funds for educational programs consistent with OREF’s goals and objectives

The members of the Educational Grants Committee are appointed by the OREF Board of Trustees and must be non-conflicted.  Membership, inclusive of participation on any selection committee, is limited to a maximum of seven years.

All appointments to any of the educational selection committees are by nomination of the Educational Grants Committee, which determines the number of selection committees and their members. 

Educational Grants Committee
Frank B. Kelly Jr., MD, Chair Macon, GA
John H. Healey, MD New York, NY
William C. McMaster, MD Orange, CA


"OREF funding allowed me to explore how we measure outcomes in patients following surgery. It is neither the X-Ray nor the MRI that patients care about after their operations but their pain and function."

Robert G. Marx, MD
1998 Recipient
Health Services Research Fellowship


 

For more information, please contact:

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

Mary Marino
Grants Manager 
(847) 384-4359