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AO North America, Inc.

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Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

AO North America, Inc.

1700 Russell Rd.

Paoli, PA United States 19301-1224

Telephone: (610) 993-5100

URL: www.aona.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $20,411,507

Total giving: $3,353,272

EIN

232701788

BRIDGE Number

7880298427

Additional Contact Information

Course Info.: c/o AO North America Continuing Medical Education, 1690 Russell Rd., Paoli, PA 19301, tel.: (800) 769-1391 or (610) 695-2459; e-mail: registrar@aona.org

Background

Established in 1992 in PA

Purpose and Activities

The organization is dedicated to the advancement of patient care in orthopedic, craniomaxillofacial, spine, and veterinary surgery. Its mission is to improve the care of patients with musculo-skeletal injuries and their sequelae in North America, through education and research in the principles, practice and results of treatment. Recipients chosen on the basis of their knowledge of orthopedic medicine for their research ability. Support given to trauma research projects, training in the management and care of teachers, and to visiting professors in the teaching of orthopedic, maxillofacial, spine or veterinary trauma treatment. The organization has also established The Kathryn Cramer Memorial Fellowship to foster medical students, young orthopedic residents, orthopedic trauma fellows, and junior orthopedic trauma faculty who are interested in educational and research endeavors in orthopedics (preferably orthopedic trauma).

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Fellowships to fully-trained orthopedic and general surgeons.

Jack McDaniel Memorial AO Fellowship

The award, given to one North American Resident, will consist of all travel expenses to the site of the fellowship, and the usual current monthly AO Fellowship stipend for a period of no more than three months ($2,000 per month). At the Annual North American Spring Basic & Advanced AO Course immediately after completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be invited to be a table instructor and travel expenses and lodging will be covered as for other faculty members. Support for family members is not included.

John Border Memorial European Trauma Fellowship

Offered to a graduating North American trauma fellow who plans a career in academic trauma surgery. The award will consist of round-trip travel expenses to the site of the fellowship in Europe and a monthly stipend for up to three months to support living expenses at the fellowship site. Support for family members is not included. The fellowship will take place at major AO trauma centers in Europe. The recipient of the fellowship will be invited as a junior faculty member at a North American AO ASIF course in the year following his/her fellowship, with travel and lodging expenses paid by the AO Course organization.

Martin Allgower Trauma Fellowship

The fellowship, to one practicing North American trauma surgeon, will be granted for three to six months, at a European AO trauma center. The award consists of round-trip travel expenses for the fellow to the site of the fellowship, living quarters for the fellow (and spouse), and a monthly stipend of $2,000 to cover meals and incidentals. Also included in the fellowship is an invitation as a faculty member to the annual AO ASIF Davos Course the year following completion of the fellowship, with the travel and lodging paid for by the course organization. During the course, the fellow may be asked to present a report on his/her fellowship experience.

Standard AO Fellowship

The award, given to one North American Resident, will consist of all travel expenses to the site of the fellowship, and the usual current monthly AO Fellowship stipend for a period of no more than three months ($2,000 per month). At the Annual North American Spring Basic & Advanced AO Course immediately after completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be invited to be a table instructor and travel expenses and lodging will be covered as for other faculty members. Support for family members is not included.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Emergency care
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • In-patient medical care
  • Medical education
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Orthopedics
  • University education
International Interests
  • Canada
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $20,411,507 (market value)

Gifts received: $8,581,343

Expenditures: $6,395,584

Total giving: $3,353,272

Qualifying distributions: $6,355,506