OMS De-Stress Exercise

An easy-to-remember strategy to help you manage the impact of everyday stressors, compiled by Ellyn Hutton, Alliance Committee Chair. It’s as simple as ABC: Awareness. Breath. Compassion. A: Bring AWARENESS to each moment.  Too often, the day is spent oblivious to what’s happening. People fixate on something that has happened in the past or worry…

Read More

Meet Christine Hammond, 2016 Kelly Resident Spouse Scholar

My husband, Jeremy, and I first heard about the Kelly Resident Spouse Scholarship opportunity from Dr. Geoff Zinberg, whose wife Lari was a 2014 Kelly Scholar. Jeremy was excited about attending the 2016 AAOMS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas together; I was more hesitant. I was expecting our third child, and money was tight. But…

Read More

Introducing Olga Stefurak Schwartz, Alliance Committee member

“The daughter of Ukrainian refugees who emigrated to the United States following World War II, I was the first in my family to attend college. A graduate of both Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pennsylvania, I have been a physical therapist for 40 years. I am proud to be credentialed with the McKenzie…

Read More

A note from the Alliance Chair

I’m honored and excited to serve as Chair of the OMS Foundation Alliance Committee during this pivotal year, when alliances have proven to be more vital than ever. I treasure the bonds I have cultivated virtually this year and look forward to connecting with you in Nashville in-person!  Need I even ask: Are you ready…

Read More

Alliance Anthology

Our purpose was two-fold: create meaningful and fun social opportunities for spouses (women and men) at Annual Meetings and fundraise to support the Foundation. From the start, we were committed to supporting current health and social issues related to family, community and the OMS specialty. The Foundation’s Board enthusiastically approved our plans and suggested we…

Read More

Legacy gifts honor Dr. Walker, help secure the specialty’s future

Including a gift to the Foundation in your will or estate plan is a practical way to ensure the opportunities that supported your professional advancement and success are available for future generations of OMSs. Qualifying legacy gifts might include a gift of cash or assets in the donor’s will, transfer of ownership of a life…

Read More

OMSFIRE: Funding the specialty’s future

When the OMS Foundation in January 2020 rolled out OMSFIRE (OMS for Innovation, Research and Education) – a high-profile, recurring donor recognition program – AAOMS District III Trustee Dr. Debra Sacco was among the first to get on board. This was a way to activate her good intentions to give back to the specialty she…

Read More

Featured donor: Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Kutcipal, Seattle, WA

‘I’m doing what I can do right now’ As a young, female OMS who lives on a houseboat and donates monthly to the OMS Foundation, Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Kutcipal knows she is something of an anomaly. Her housemate on Seattle’s Lake Union is a Husky rescue named Lolo who shares her affinity for the outdoors…

Read More

Foundation announces 2021 funding opportunities

Foundation donors frequently cite clinical research as a top priority. In response to the strong debut of its Clinical Research Support Grant in 2020, the Foundation is offering another two-year, $150,000 grant in its research funding opportunities for 2021. Applications will be accepted online April 15 – July 15 for: Clinical Research Support Grant ($150,000,…

Read More