BROOMFIELD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF), a 501c3 non-profit organization has announced a $960,000 gift from cable television executive John C. Malone, to continue its dedication 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.
“The support from John Malone is critical to the Foundation’s mission and I really appreciate this gift. The IOF’s work is very much in parallel with our work in translational orthopedics and stem cells at Colorado State University which is also strongly supported by Mr. Malone,” said Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Orthopedic Research Center at CSU and Board Member of IOF.
The Foundation intends to strengthen its initiatives, including the Annual Interventional Orthopedic Education Conference, Research and Programs that support the education of the military, patients, and the general public, as well as the provider treatment community. These Programs include an independent, not-for-profit Registry Database for the purpose of observational data collection that can be used for specific research, outcomes, and study best practices in care or treatment; a Knee ACL Injury Prevention Program for young female athletes by providing help to those at-risk of knee ACL injuries through tools for early detection, education and support services; and grant funding to physicians for the optimal care of the Wounded Warrior to ultimately improve the clinical, functional and quality of life outcomes of service members who sustain high energy trauma to the extremities.
The Foundation will continue to support academic medical institutions in PM&R Fellowship training programs by awarding grants in regenerative interventional orthopedics. Although there are a handful of advanced fellowship training programs for physicians in this area, there is only a just a few of such fellowship programs worldwide. The Foundation will continue to offer support for treatment as well as information and education to physicians-in-training who will understand this benefit to provide to future patients.
This additional commitment of funding and support is a reflection of the hope we all have that interventional orthopedics will transform the industry.
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. For more information on Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, visit: www.interventionalorthopedics.org
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