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Zimmer Holdings Announces 2010 Funding for OMeGA Medical Grants Association
Date:2/1/2010

WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH) today announced that it will provide the OMeGA Medical Grants Association LLC (OMeGA) $2.175 million in funding for the 2010-2011 academic year.  OMeGA was formed in 2008 as a third party administrator for graduate medical education.  Zimmer was the founding supporter of OMeGA, committing $2 million in funding for educational grants for the 2009-2010 academic year; the Company has also committed a minimum of $2 million in funding for the 2011-2012 academic year.

"We are pleased to increase our support for graduate medical education through OMeGA," said David Dvorak, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zimmer Holdings.  "Educational institutions are challenged now more than ever to provide the funding that will be required for the next generation of medical professionals.  The medical device industry shares a commitment to advancing patient care, and this is one important way in which Zimmer supports that goal."

The OMeGA online grants application process is now open for submissions for the 2010-2011 academic year.  Applications are accepted for fellowship grants in nine sub-specialty categories as well as residency/general education.  All orthopaedic allopathic and osteopathic programs in the Americas may apply.  Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2010, at 5 pm CST.  

For the 2009-2010 year, OMeGA received more than 250 applications and provided 44 fellowship grants and 21 residency grants at both academic institution
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