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Research Update: AAOMS Anesthesia Safety Study via OMSQOR®

A new two-year prospective research study will use the OMS Quality Outcomes Registry (OMSQOR®) data registry to measure the safety of the OMS team model for delivering anesthesia in an office-based setting. What is the purpose of this study? The study will document and measure the safety of delivering anesthesia services in the everyday practice…

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OMS Foundation Volunteer spotlight: Dr. Thomas P. Williams

Submitted by Dr. Larry Herman Volunteerism is a bit like hypnosis: Hypnotists always choose the people who raise their hands when asked, “Who wants to be hypnotized?” These people are already inclined to be successful subjects; the hypnotist just needs to bring them along. Volunteerism is much the same. The best volunteers already possess a…

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Treloar & Heisel simplifies legacy giving with new life insurance opportunity

Treloar & Heisel’s new guaranteed-issue life insurance program offers an easy and affordable option to AAOMS members interested in becoming members of the OMS Foundation’s R.V. Walker Society (or upgrading their current legacy gift), but the limited enrollment period requires applicants to act now. The program offers up to $100,000 in whole life insurance with…

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NIH grants support the next phase of discovery for 2 researchers

NIH funding is the holy grail for medical researchers. For young scientists in a niche field such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, obtaining a grant from NIH is a major achievement, offering both validation of their work and the resources to see it through to the next phase of study. This year, two young researchers…


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…


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…

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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…

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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…

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Alliance Anthology

In late 1992, I was asked to form a “Ladies Auxiliary” for AAOMS wives. I thought it was a great idea until the Association’s Executive Director asked us to organize a car raffle to raise money for the OMS Foundation. After checking with some of the women I had approached to help form this group,…

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Introducing TORCHlight – OMS Foundation e-news

In case you missed it in your email, check out this link to the Foundation’s new electronic newsletter, TORCHlight. Keep an eye on your inbox in September for the next TORCHlight.