Opportunities for 2009 funding

NIAMS/OREF National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowships in Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, and Outcomes Research in Orthopaedic Surgery (F32)—The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS),in partnership with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF),announces the availability of an individual National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the training of orthopaedic surgeons. This award will supplement surgeons’ knowledge of orthopaedics with training in epidemiology, clinical trials, and outcomes research.

The fellowships are intended to support up to 2 years of advanced training to obtain a Masters of Public Health—or similar relevant area of study—and/or a PhD in epidemiology, which will qualify the fellows to pursue a career in these areas as they relate to orthopaedic surgery.

In addition to the funding from NIAMS, OREF will provide a supplemental yearly stipend to the fellows of $30,000. Applications should be submitted no later than June 23, 2008.

For further information and application materials,visit

Additional opportunities—Applications for OREF Career Development Awards, Research Grants, Prospective Clinical Research Grants, Resident Clinician-Scientist Training Grants, and OREF/DePuy Orthopaedic Resident Educational Grants will be available in spring 2008 for 2009 funding. Most applications will be due by October 1, 2008, but please check for updated information or to sign up for an application reminder. Please address questions to Jean McGuire at or (847) 384-4348.