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 2016-2017 academic year. The grants were awarded through the Foundation and provided a total of $75,000 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 Stanford University PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship in Redwood City, California.

“These programs demonstrate a comprehensive curriculum that fits well with the IOF’s mission to expand the reach of regenerative interventional orthopedics. Fellows in these programs have the opportunity to acquire significant hands-on spine and peripheral joint ultrasound and fluoroscopy training focused on Interventional Orthopedics—by utilizing more invasive and technically advanced stem cell therapies.” said Nancy Ho, Executive Director 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.

Each application is reviewed by IOF’s Grant Review Committee. Two nationally recognized universities and medical centers were selected to receive one of the 2016 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.