The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), in partnership with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Cigna Foundation, encourages proposals in support of high quality research that addresses the perioperative surgical and medical home as they relate to patient safety in orthopaedics.
This grant is aimed at supporting transformative discoveries that will advance breakthroughs in orthopaedic patient safety. OREF invites applications that seek to identify and mitigate risk. New investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training are encouraged to apply.
Areas of research focus include the following, although other quality and safety priorities in orthopaedic surgery will be considered as well:
- Culture of Safety
- Team Communication
- Effective Communication with Patients
- Appropriateness of Test and Treatments
- Decreased Surgeon-to-Surgeon Variation
Funding is $135,000 over a 2-year period. The application deadline is March 14, 2017. For additional details and a link to the application, visit the Grants