The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and Orthopaedic Trauma Association Announce New Trauma Grant Opportunity

05:00 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | PR Web

OREF and OTA, in collaboration with SOMAS, DePuy Synthes and Zimmer Biomet, are accepting proposals for research focusing on orthopaedic trauma.

Rosemont, IL (PRWEB) October 19, 2016

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), in partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), and in collaboration with the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMAS), DePuy Synthes, and Zimmer Biomet, is accepting investigator-initiated proposals for research focusing on Orthopaedic Trauma. According to the Centers for Disease Control, trauma injuries account for 41 million ER visits and impose an economic burden of more than $671 billion in direct and indirect costs annually.

The grant is part of OREF's unique collaborative research agenda (CRA) program, which leverages OREF's ability to convene major orthopaedic stakeholders including industry, orthopaedic specialty societies, orthopaedic surgeons and investigators to identify and fund the research that is most critical to improving clinical practice and patient care.

The grant provides $289,000 over a 2-year period. Applications must be received no later than December 15, 2016. Visit the OREF website for more information. “This grant represents significant funding for an investigator and is another powerful example of the impact the orthopaedics community and industry can have when we combine our resources to support and encourage high-quality research,” stated David G. Lewallen, MD, OREF president.

About the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, founded in 1955, is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research. OREF is dedicated to being the leader in supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain and restores mobility, and is the premiere orthopaedic organization funding research across all specialties. Current funding opportunities and a list of awarded grants may be accessed at

About the Orthopaedic Trauma Association

The mission of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is to promote excellence in care for the injured patient, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the public. The OTA will be the authoritative source for the optimum treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injury, will effectively communicate this information to the Orthopaedic and medical community and will seek to influence health care policy that affect care and prevention of injury. Visit for more information.

About the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

The purpose of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) is to provide a forum for the interchange of medical knowledge as it relates to the practice of Orthopaedic surgery in the military. The Society has been formally recognized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is a member in the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS). In addition, SOMOS has a representative on the Board of Councilors of the AAOS. SOMOS continues to represent a broad spectrum of active duty, retired, and reserve military orthopaedic surgeons. Visit for more information.

About DePuy Synthes Companies

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of orthopaedic and neurological solutions in the world. DePuy Synthes Companies solutions, in specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @DePuySynthes.

About Zimmer Biomet

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.

We collaborate with healthcare professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with healthcare professionals, we help millions of people live better lives.

We have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit or follow Zimmer Biomet on Twitter at

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