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Annual Meeting a resounding success for the Foundation

Behind their face masks, attendees of the 2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting were clearly excited to gather with their colleagues in Nashville, Tenn., and that enthusiasm translated into an outpouring of…

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Walker Society giving tops $1 million in 2021

Dr. Richard Panek and his wife, Mary, presented a legacy gift commitment of $850,000 to the OMS Foundation during the 2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting, bringing the Foundation’s new and upgraded…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…