Over 126 million adults (1 in 2) in the US alone are affected by a musculoskeletal condition, twice the rate of chronic heart and lung conditions. Although musculoskeletal conditions are typically not life threatening, many are debilitating and greatly affect a person’s quality of life. We, as part of the orthopaedic community, are working to improve the lives of others through discoveries, improved and alternative treatments, prevention, and cures. All of these are achievable through multi-disciplinary partnerships, collaboration and research.
To support orthopaedic research, please donate to the ORS Grants Campaign or the ORS Research Development Fund. Your tax-deductible donation will not only support the members of our society, but all of the individuals whose lives are affected by musculoskeletal research.
ORS Research Development Fund
The ORS Research Development Fund was established to support our Society’s mission to be the leading organization dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal research worldwide The education of our members has stood as one of the core pillars of our society since its inception in 1954. Today, the ORS remains deeply dedicated to fostering the professional growth and development of our members.
ORS Grants Campaign
You may also choose to support one of the following opportunities by donating to the ORS Grants Campaign:
The ORS/OREF Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant provides one year of support for individuals with PhD, MD, DVM, or DO degrees for full-time postdoctoral training in orthopaedic research with an experienced research advisor.
The ORS/OREF Resident Research Project Grants provide funding to orthopaedic surgery residents in approved orthopaedic programs.
Your gift enables orthopaedic residents and post-doctoral ORS members to pursue important research that may one day translate into innovative new treatments and therapies that help patients recover their mobility and enjoy improved quality of life.
Donors to the OREF annual fund may designate a portion of their gifts to ORS. PhD members of ORS contributing $500 or more to the OREF annual fund receive Order of Merit recognition from OREF and the opportunity to designate $250 or more to OREF and the balance to ORS.
*Donors who contributed through OREF may not appear immediately on our website.