September 1, 2015 – As part of its commitment to furthering the quality of education in the field of interventional orthopedics, the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded two prestigious universities and medical centers in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year. The grants were awarded through the Foundation and provided a total of $50,000 to recipients for the placement of clinical PM&R Fellows.

Award recipients are Emory University Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and New Jersey Regenerative Institute which is affiliated with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School.

This unique program helps promising healthcare professionals pursue programs and research aimed at understanding and advancing the growing field of interventional orthopedics, which is the development of technologies that allow the use of needle based procedures performed through sophisticated guidance techniques to replace the need for more invasive and traditional orthopedic surgery.” said Christopher Centeno, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors for Interventional Orthopedics Foundation.

About the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation

The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation was created as a not-for-profit (501)C(3) organization on January 27, 2015. The Foundation’s primary function is to educate and serve as a resource to physicians and the public who seek to understand the growing field of interventional orthopedics, which includes the development and availability of regenerative medicine therapies.

About the IOF Fellowship Program

Each application is reviewed by IOF’s Grant Review Committee. Two nationally recognized universities and medical centers were selected to receive one of the 2015 PM&R Clinical Fellowship grants based on a comprehensive application process, focusing on each institution’s specific clinical and research programs that target the specific needs of the local community.