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The University of Wisconsin Orthopedic Funds

 
Quality of Life… Legacy of Innovation… Investing in the Future… these phrases illustrate a few of the many reasons to support the Freedom of Movement Fund. The Freedom of Movement Fund supports the basic science, clinical and translational research efforts at the University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation. I am proud to be involved and to be supporting this important mission.
 
Our scientists, physicians, and research staff are working to advance the treatment of orthopedic conditions that prevent people of all ages from living an active life. With grants and government funding on the decline paired with the increasing demand and need for orthopedic research, our Department has had to become increasingly proactive in seeking philanthropic support from our friends and patients.
 
To date, we have raised over $1.2M for the Freedom of Movement Fund. Our active board of grateful patients, community leaders, surgeons, physicians and staff are making plans for another year of success toward our goal of $2M by the end of 2017. We are now only three years into our mission and we are already starting to distribute grants to the many researchers working to move orthopedics forward. Just some examples of our ongoing and future work includes research in the areas of:
 
  • Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Related Concussion Management and Prevention
  • The Effects of Sports Specificity on Injury Rate
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Osteoporosis Prevention
For more information, please contact me at the e-mail address below, or contact Joe Greene, who has his contact information to the right. We would be happy to talk in further detail about the impact this research will have on the quality of life for so many people.
 
Please consider a donation to the Freedom of Movement Fund today. Your support is critical to continuing our legacy of innovation and advancement at UW-Madison!
 
On Wisconsin!
 
Jim Yehle
Jim Yehle
Chairman, Advisory Board
University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
Vice President
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
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About the Funds

 
The University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is nationally and world renowned as a program that provides superior and cutting edge patient care for both adult and pediatric patients, conducts state of the art research, and trains the next generation of surgeons, physicians, and clinicians in the field of orthopedics and rehabilitation. We continue to advance techniques and services that translate into superior patient outcomes that benefit not only our patients but the greater medical community as well. As a result, patient care, educational experiences, and research opportunities within our program are second to none.
 

The Freedom of Movement Fund

 
Every day at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, our dedicated team of physicians and researchers are working together to help eliminate orthopedic conditions that prevent people of all ages from living active, healthy lives.
 
The Freedom of Movement Fund provides these well trained physicians and researchers with the resources they need to continue to advance the future of orthopedics in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Download a Freedom of Movement Fund Brochure .
 
Your contribution to the Freedom of Movement Fund allows the support of:
  • Innovation – advanced curative treatments, prosthetics and surgical procedures
  • Prevention – of injury, trauma and disease
  • Restoration – hope for better functioning for those with musculoskeletal disease and deformity
  • Regeneration – tissue engineering and the development of protein growth factors harnessing the body’s ability to self-heal
  • Education – support for the next generation of scientists
  • Compassionate Care – grants made available to cover hospital costs for patients in need
 

The Annual Fund for Orthopedic Innovation

 
The Annual Fund enables our program to:
  • Respond to unexpected opportunities and unanticipated needs
  • Provide support for faculty and staff development
  • Make funds available for investment in programs, projects and activities that support our overall mission and vision
We invite you to support our efforts to maintain a program that offers the highest quality patient care, exceptional educational opportunities and clinical programs, and cutting edge research.
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Scientific Advisory Committee

 
The Scientific Advisory Committee is made up of University of Wisconsin faculty across various disciplines and is charged with evaluating study grant proposals and applications. This committee will confer to determine whether Orthopedic Funds will be used to support research projects that require additional funding to reach completion.
 
Thomas Zdeblick, MD, Chair
A.A. McBeath Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
Alison Brooks, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
Richard Illgen II, MD
Co-Director
Arthritis and Joint Replacement Program, University of Wisconsin
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
Wan-Ju Li, PhD
Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator
Musculoskeletal Biology and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
Tim McGuine, PhD, ATC
Senior Scientist
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
William L. Murphy, PhD
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin
Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Co-Director
Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin
Harvey D. Spangler Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin
 
Mark Markel, DVM, PhD
Vilas Distinguished Service Professor
University of Wisconsin 
Chair
Board of Trustees, ACVS Foundation
Chair
AORRC, AO Foundation
Chair
Department of Medical Sciences, University of Wisconsin
Associate Dean for Advancement
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin
 
Ken Noonan, MD
Associate Professor, Director of Pediatric Orthopaedics
American Family Children's Hospital, University of Wisconsin
 
Matthew Squire, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
Ray Vanderby, PhD
Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin 
Chair
Materials Science Program, University of Wisconsin
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Donate

 
Thank you for visiting us and learning more about the University of Wisconsin Orthopedic Funds. We appreciate your interest in making a donation to support our work. We know that you have many worthy causes to consider when making your charitable gifting decisions. Whether you would like to contribute to research initiatives, equipment needs, or educational programs, there are many opportunities to provide meaningful gifts at every dollar level. Gifts are very important to our program and provide essential and immediate support for our areas of greatest need.
 
If you are ready to make a gift now, making a donation online is simple at our online donation page . Your gift will begin supporting innovation, prevention, restoration, and regeneration right away. Please remember that many employers offer matching, so please check to see if this is an option for you.
 
However, if you have a unique gifting interest or a specific area you would like to target, please contact us. Some additional options that are available to individuals or businesses are:
  • Honorary or memorial gifts recognize the accomplishments and honor the memory of a colleague, friend or relative
  • Charitable bequests of any amount in your will or living trust
  • Naming the University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy
  • Naming the University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement plan
  • Establishing a named endowment fund
  • Setting up a deferred or immediate charitable gift annuity
  • Give a gift of real estate
We would love the opportunity to work together to make your gift unique.It starts with you!For more information or questions about making a gift to our program, please contact:
 
Joe Greene
Program Manager - Outreach and Development
University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
(608) 220-6196
 Development Board

Development Boards and Committees

 
If you are interested in getting involved in our mission by serving on the board or committee, please contact Joe Greene at JGreene@uwhealth.org.
 
 

Development Board

 
The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has formed the Orthopedic Development Board to help advance the research and academic mission of the Department through fundraising activities and community outreach.
 
Vice President
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
 
Realtor, CRS Candidate, ABR, Broker Associate
Stark Company Realtors
 
First Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor
Grantham Heinrich's Group of Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management
 
Co-Director
Arthritis and Joint Replacement Program, University of Wisconsin
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
Farm Director
Wisconsin Farm Report Radio
 
Division Vice President
Sales, Trade Marketing and Customer Care
Rayovac
 
President
NFL Alumni Madison Chapter
Former University of Wisconsin Badger, Philadelphia Eagle and Green Bay Packer
 
Gary Mecklenburg
Retired President and CEO
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Chicago
Executive Partner
Waud Capital Partners, Chicago
 
Andy North
Professional Golfer, ESPN Analyst
 
General Manager
Zimbrick Automotive
 
Health Care and Privacy Attorney, Veterinary Hospital Administrator
Madison Veterinary Specialists
 
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
President
Vincent Commodities
Former Badger Hockey Player
Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee
 
President
Westphal & Company, Inc.
 
National Recruiter, Senior Vice President, Associate Branch Manager
Robert W. Baird & Co.
 
A.A. McBeath Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 
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Greatest Needs

We have identified our greatest needs and encourage you to support us in our mission to advance the future of orthopedics by investing in one of the following projects:
 

ResearchDonate

Education and ScholarshipDonate

  • Continuing education for Advanced Practice Providers
  • Conference attendance/research presentation for research staff
  • Support for orthopedic surgery residents library
  • Promising Athlete Athletic Performance Scholarship- designated for low-income athletes so that they may participate in Athletic Performance Center programming
  • Purchase of an arthroscopic hip simulator for training of faculty and residents
  • Purchase of arthroscopic surgery simulator for resident education

EquipmentDonate

  • Purchase of the EOS® imaging system for Pediatric Orthopedic patient population.
    EOS® captures whole body images of a standing patient in a single scan without any stitching or vertical distortion. Frontal and lateral digital images of any length can be obtained simultaneously, with an outstanding image quality. EOS® technology provides true to size images, in 1:1 scale, for surgical planning and monitoring of bone and joint diseases. The result is a customized model of each patient to ensure tailored treatment throughout the care continuum. EOS® offers orthopedic surgeons new perspectives for the diagnosis, surgical treatment and follow-up of spine, hip and knee diseases.

Patient CareDonate

  • Orthopedic Compassionate Care/ Indigent patient care coverage . Used to help patients who cannot afford care or services provided by the Department but also specifically can help with the following:
    • Cover the professional fees of surgeries for uninsured and underinsured patients.
    • Cover the professional fees of MAGEC (magnetic growing spinal rod) procedure for children who are uninsured or underinsured.
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