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ONS Foundation Laboratory Grand Opening and Golf Outing “Tee-off” Party launches new era of research and medical training in GreenwichFriday, May 4th, 2012
The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education celebrated the completion of their new Arthroscopy, Surgical Skills and Biomechanical Laboratory at a grand opening and “Tee-off” party on April 26th. Donors and surgeons alike mingled around stainless steel arthroscopy stations soon to be the hub of orthopedic and neurosurgical research and surgical skills training for surgeons from around the world.
After just four years of planning, the ONS Foundation, a Greenwich Hospital alliance, has completed the half million dollar facility, located on the lower level of the medical offices of ONS at 6 Greenwich Office Park. According to orthopedic surgeon and ONS Foundation President Dr. Paul Sethi, the new facility will provide the ultimate opportunity for physicians to critically evaluate arthroscopic surgery techniques in a laboratory setting. He anticipates the lab to become a regional center for medical innovation.
The lab will also be the site for surgical training. Work gets underway this month when a team of surgeons from Germany arrives to study sports medicine. Later in May, a group of American surgeons will study total ankle replacement. In June, surgeons from China will study techniques in knee arthroscopy.
The celebration also kicked off the Foundation’s 4th annual benefit golf outing that takes place at the Stanwich Club on June 11th ONS Foundation Vice President Vicki Leeds Tananbaum, Michael Clain, MD and Brian Matthews are 2012 outing co-chairs. Players will enjoy a round of golf, lunch, cocktails, an elaborate buffet dinner and auction that is co-chaired by Sandy Hart and Robert Klein.
Funds to build the Arthroscopy, Surgical Skills and Biomechanical Laboratorywere raised through fundraising events in behalf of the ONS Foundation, Foundation Board member Milton Sender, Greenwich Hospital, and Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc. in behalf of Joanna B. and Ken Schulman. Funds raised from this year’s golf outing will go towards biomechanical testing equipment for the lab.
Milton Sender of Stamford, CT has made a $300,000 donation to the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education to support the operations of a new arthroscopy, surgical skills and biomechanics laboratory.
The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education has announced the receipt of a $300,000 donation from Milton Sender of Stamford, CT and Middleburg, VA. The funds will go towards the operations support for the Foundation’s new laboratory for arthroscopy, surgical skills and biomechanics research.
Milton Sender is a co-founder and former-CEO of Daymon Worldwide, a marketing company of private-brand products. He became interested in the Foundation after being treated by physicians at ONS who are also involved with the ONS Foundation. “I met (Drs.) Mark Camel and Seth Miller when I needed surgery on my neck and shoulder after a fall from a horse. I was very impressed with the competence of the doctors at ONS. I heard about the Foundation and I wanted to do something to help people in my own community who have helped me so much. The Foundation was a natural choice. I believe that if you are good at what you do, you shouldn’t have a ceiling over your head. I hope my gift will help stimulate others to support the Foundation, so it may continue to advance research on treatments for bone and joint conditions into the future.” Mr. Sender added that his own experiences with injuries and treatments have made him acutely aware of the potential for orthopedics and neurosurgery to have a major impact on peoples’ lives.
The $300,000, which will be distributed over five years, will go towards operating the ONS Foundation Laboratory for arthroscopy, surgical skills and biomechanics that is under development and expected to open in January 2012. Research projects currently underway using outside labs include a comparison study of open and minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures, a comparative outcome and cost analysis for treatment of unstable odontoid fractures in the elderly, an evaluation of intra-articular rotator cuff repair and an examination of the pathenogensis of rotator cuff tears.
“It is an honor to have Milton’s support,” said Vicki Leeds Tananbaum, Vice President to the Board of Directors of the Foundation. “To be recognized by someone of Milton’s stature and reputation is a real complement to the Foundation. We look forward to working closely with him.”