The Western Orthopaedic Foundation: Strength In Numbers

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The Western Orthopaedic Foundation: Strength In Numbers

The Western Orthopaedic Foundation (WOF) is a bold, ambitious extension of the Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA).

The WOA was established in 1932. In 1955, it was incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization, a designation that allows political action on behalf of all members. The WOF was created in 2015 as a 501(c)3 organization with its focus on the advancement of education and research. Consider some of what the Foundation is doing:

1.    WOF manages and distributes the funds for the named research awards given out at the annual meetings: Willingham Award; Lloyd Taylor Award; Vernon Thompson Award; Anzel Award.

2.    Currently, there are 3 Young Investigator Awards and 3 additional WOF Resident/Fellow Awards. Those awards offer naming rights for anyone interested in sponsoring such a spectacular opportunity.

3.    The most recent program under the direction of the WOF began this year. In close collaboration with the OREF, the WOF funds top-tier resident/fellow research. As of 2017, the WOF began annual funding for up to 3 such stellar grants.

Stay tuned for further information and announcements about ways in which the WOF is working hard to promote the science and art of our profession..

Bob Slater, MD
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Robert R. Slater Jr. - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thanks, Jeff ! Yes, this is a terrific way for all of us to give back to the profession and to those who follow us. They are the ones who will do the cutting-edge, innovative research and lead us into the future. I encourage everyone to donate to the level that feels best and as individual circumstances allow. Every gift is cherished and helps immensely. Bob

Dr. Jeffrey Smith - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bob, Great work on the Foundation and these great opportunities to give back!! Jeff Smith, MD

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