A gift to the Department of Orthopaedics provides essential support for patient care, research and education. There are many ways for you to support the Department of Orthopaedics. A gift to orthopaedics may be unrestricted in use or you may allocate your gift to a particular program, research fund or purpose. Below are just a few of the many ways you can support the important research, patient care and education endeavors of the Department of Orthopaedics.

Orthopaedic Research Fund

Along with medical care, medical research is a core commitment of the Department of Orthopaedics. Our staff includes full-time biomedical scientists as well as scholarly physicians who conduct research studies in addition to seeing patients. Research at the Department of Orthopaedics spans the full spectrum of scientific inquiry. Our scientists are looking at the fundamental aspects of molecular medicine, examining the genetic basis of many musculoskeletal illnesses, refining and testing new medications as well as techniques of medical and surgical treatments and applying laboratory findings to human disease and healthcare. Contributions are essential to keep our department at the forefront of discovery.

Orthopaedic Equipment Fund

Generous support for this fund keeps the Department of Orthopaedics on the cutting edge of technology. Thoughtful gifts of all sizes make possible the equipment and research our doctors and scientists need to make important discoveries that will contribute to a healthier future for those who suffer from joint degeneration and other musculoskeletal conditions. In order to keep equipment at a standard of excellence, we need philanthropic support.

Sherman S. Coleman, MD Endowment Fund

Superior excellence is often achieved through the establishment of endowments; established endowments create powerful incentives for recruiting and retaining outstanding physicians and scientists. Gifts for the department's endowment create income for wide-ranging and pressing needs for many areas within the department.

This particular endowment fund has been named to honor Dr. Sherman Coleman, previous chairman for the Department of Orthopaedics for his fine leadership, medical expertise, teaching and service. A gift to this endowment demonstrates your commitment to orthopaedics well into the future. Through the establishment of endowments we can continue to attract the most qualified and dedicated minds in orthopaedic care and research.

Resident Gift Fund

Generous gifts to the resident gift fund do much to ensure our ability to provide excellent medical education, research and health care, which benefit not only the university's students and faculty, but also those who rely on the Department of Orthopaedics for health services. Contributions to this fund make possible significant improvement in resident education through which camaraderie is achieved. Not only is the overall experience of the residents enhanced, but the prestige and reputation of the program, which is a direct reflection on the alumni, is also improved. Through this fund you can contribute to the education of the orthopaedics surgeons of the future.