MacOrtho would like to congratulate the INORMUS study team for securing a $1.4 million Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Grant submitted by Dr. Rebecca Ivers. The INORMUS study is led by Dr. Mohit Bhandari, Dr. PJ Devereaux, and Dr. Rebecca Ivers. Through our collaboration with The George Institute for Global Health (University of Sydney), this grant will facilitate the global expansion of our study network in Africa, China, India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. Professor Rebecca Ivers currently serves as Director of The George Institute's Injury Division and has successfully led several large-scale studies on injury prevention and management.
INORMUS is a global, multi-center, prospective, observational study that will recruit 40,000 patients to better understand the global burden of fractures in the developing world. After a successful Investigators Meeting in May 2014, the study team network has expanded to 30 investigators from 17 countries across the globe. Furthermore, the study has now received funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and McMaster Surgical Associates.
The INORMUS study continues to garner international recognition as an important and timely research initiative to address the growing incidence of musculoskeletal injuries in the developing world, which is in large part attributable to road-traffic accidents.