The Thomas M. Graber Memorial Fund

The Thomas M. Graber WFO Memorial Fund is being used to develop and to manage a new editorial section within the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists (JWFO). The fund, which has grown to more than $18,000 (U.S. dollars), was created in 2007 to honor Dr. Thomas M. Graber, who served as the editor of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the World Journal of Orthodontics (WJO), the scientific journal of the WFO from 2004 through 2010. Dr. Graber, who died in 2007, was an honorary fellow of the WFO.

The T.M. Graber Residents’ Section debuted in the June 2013 issue of the JWFO and features reviews of the latest dental literature. Postgraduate orthodontic students from all over the world are being invited to write the reviews for each issue.

“The WFO Executive Committee has determined that the new editorial section is a worthy project that will benefit orthodontic students,” said Dr. Roberto Justus, president of the WFO. “For several years, the WFO used the fund to purchase subscriptions to the WJO for deserving, qualified academic institutions and/or deserving individuals, including orthodontic students who were in need. This new purpose also aims to foster knowledge and to involve orthodontic students worldwide. We have deep gratitude for Dr. Graber’s support of the WFO and its affiliate organizations, as well as for his years of service as editor of two notable publications. We believe he would have approved of this new endeavor.”

Over the past several years, organizations and individuals have donated to the Thomas M. Graber WFO Memorial Fund. Since the fund’s inception, the Japanese Orthodontic Society has donated $2,000, the Taiwan Association of Orthodontists has donated $2,000, the British Orthodontic Society has given $1,000, and the Mexican Association of Orthodontists has contributed $500.

Individual WFO members and WFO affiliate organizations may continue to contribute to this fund. Contributions should be sent by check (U.S. funds) to the following address:

World Federation of Orthodontists

c/o Ms. Awstyn Cochran,

401 N. Lindbergh Blvd.,

St. Louis, MO 63141-7816, USA

 

Individuals and organizations may also make a contribution using a credit card. Please e-mail the credit card information and the amount of the donation to Ms. Awstyn Cochran at wfo@wfo.org.

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