The REO Fund may be used to support research grants, directed research projects, scholarships and traveling fellowships, courses, and humanitarian outreach efforts that support the mission of the SRS to foster optimal care for all patients with spinal deformity.
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REO Fund - Long Term
The REO Fund may be used to support research grants, directed research projects, scholarships and traveling fellowships, courses, and humanitarian outreach efforts that support the mission of the Scoliosis Research Society to foster optimal care for all patients with spinal deformity.
REO Fund - Current Use
Donations utilized within 24 months for research grants.
Lori A. Karol, MD Women in Spine Award Fund
Dr. Karol was the first female elected to the SRS Presidential Line in 2020. Shortly before taking on the role of Vice President of the Society, she was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). While able to serve the Society for several months, ultimately, she resigned from her role as Vice President, and passed away in February 2022.
The award is to be used by the recipient to cover the various costs to attend the SRS Annual Meeting and to complete a 2-3 week visiting fellowship with an SRS member.
Winners of this award will be invited to participate in the SRS Leadership Dinner (Tuesday) and SRS President’s Reception (Friday) at the SRS Annual Meeting to help honor the mentorship Dr. Karol provided, and her dedication to being a leader within the SRS. These events offer a unique opportunity for the recipient to interact with current Society leadership and stakeholders in order to further develop their participation within the Society.
SRS Traveling Fellowship Fund
The SRS annual traveling fellowship sponsors three SRS fellows to visit spinal deformity centers in different regions. This once in a lifetime opportunity alternates between North American fellows (US, Canada, and Mexico) who visit centers in Europe/Asia and international fellows, who visit centers in North America. Both trips last 2-3 weeks and conclude at the Annual Meeting, if possible. Free Annual Meeting registration is included in the award. SRS is aiming to raise funds to make the SRS Traveling Fellowship program self-sustaining.
Stacy Lewis Fund
Stacy Lewis is a professional golfer and a star on the LPGA Tour who has not only amassed an incredible record of achievements during her collegiate and amateur career, but she has done it after overcoming the negative side effects of progressive scoliosis. All donations made in honor of Stacy Lewis through the Research Education Outreach (REO) Fund are used for research, education and outreach.
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SRS is a 501(c)3 organization operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. Contributions to SRS are tax deductible.