OMeGA manages grant requests from educational institutions and programs. Grant recipients and allocations are determined by the independent board and review committees composed of sub-specialty experts. These surgeons evaluate education programs based on objective criteria which include, among others, goals and objectives of the program, program accreditation status, ratio of faculty to fellows, quality of resources and facilities and recent published papers by fellows.
"There was a need for an independent, conflict of interest free third party administrator of graduate medical education grants," said C. McCollister Evarts, MD, President of OMeGA Medical Grants Association. "This was OMeGA's charter grant cycle and we thank Zimmer for having the vision to support our ambitious new endeavor. OMeGA's first cycle was an unqualified success and we look forward to an even better next cycle of grant-giving."
The OMeGA online grant management system will be open for applications for the 2010-2011 academic year starting January 4, 2010. More information on the available grants and selection process is available at www.omegamedicalgrants.org.
About the Company
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2008 sales were approximately $4.1 billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,000 employees worldwide.
About OMeGA Medical Grants Association
OMeGA Medical Grants Association is an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 2008. OMeGA awards and manages grants for or
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