It’s hard to believe the AOAO Foundation was formed nearly seven years ago. I am proud of our Board, what we have accomplished and of the AOAO members that have provided financial support of our endeavors. Despite a lull in donations over the last year or so, we haven’t stopped working to fulfill our mission of financially supporting osteopathic orthopedic endeavors in research and education.
The AOAO Foundation Research Grant was awarded to Dr. David Le from the Rowan Inspira Program in New Jersey. His project deals with bone malignancy, ultimately for administering personalized care and post-treatment surveillance to patients with osteosarcoma.
The Osteopathic Research and Education for Orthopedics (ORE-O) Grant submission process is now closed and under final review by the American Osteopathic Foundation, our partner for this grant. We plan to announce the recipient very soon.
- Emerging Leader Award
James Nace, DO
- Outstanding Student Award
Tyler Hunt, LECOM
Foundation awards will be presented during the Annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 29 in Louisville, KY.
Matching Innomed, Inc. Orthopedic Instruments
We are most grateful to Innomed, Inc. Orthopedic Instruments for their $10,000 matching grant this year. Along with the AOAO, we are working to develop a faculty development course. Our goal is to offer this to Program Directors and faculty during the 2022 Annul Spring Meeting in Carlsbad, California at the Omni La Costa. This project is something that has been requested by the program directors as it will help satisfy some of the ACGME requirements.
Resident Research Dashboard and Basics of Scholarly Research Course
We have finalized the development of two other projects, the Resident Research Dashboard and the Basics of Scholarly Research Course. The Dashboard provides residents with a way to connect with other programs as well as medical students in order to enhance the results of their research projects. The online course was developed to provide residents with the tools for design, implement and complete a research project. Both are accessible through the Foundation website at https://aoao.org/special-projects/. If you have a moment, please take a look at them.
A fundraising activity is being planned for the fall meeting. Details will be available later this summer. I hope to see you in Louisville. If you are unable to attend in person, I hope you will consider donating through our online form.