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Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists Announces $250,000 in
New Support for Quinnipiac University

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, and physical therapists will also provide lab support, teach seminars and mentor students at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

COS will provide $250,000 over five years to support scholarships at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. Click Here to Play a Video.HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT - Building on a relationship that dates back more than two decades, Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists (COS), has announced a new scholarship fund [VIDEO] and support agreement with Quinnipiac University. COS has been a long-time supporter of Quinnipiac University School of Health Science and now has expanded its relationship to include the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

"Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists is proud to be a supporter of the Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine,” stated Glenn Elia, Chief Executive Officer at COS. "We give our financial support, professional time, and clinical expertise to their students and are excited to see them mature, give back to the community, and become a part of the health care delivery system in Connecticut."

According to Mr. Elia, under the terms of the new agreement, COS will provide $250,000 over five years to support scholarships at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. A portion of the donated funds will also be used to attract students into the program. COS will also provide orthopaedic surgeons to instruct students in labs, teach seminars and mentor students who are doing honors research. Students will also be able to access COS facilities for learning opportunities as well. Other COS providers, including physician assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists, will also provide support and instruction at the university as needed.

"The most important thing that COS offers to the medical school is the opportunity for our students to interact with their surgeons," stated Dr. Bruce Koeppen, Founding Dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. "COS has been a great supporter of the programs at Quinnipiac University, particularly Health Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing. We are looking forward to being part of that as a medical school."

"It’s important for us because they are training with us and many come back and work for us," noted Diane Griffin, Director of Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation at COS and graduate of Quinnipiac University, on the benefits of the relationship for both COS and students. "It's important for them because we provide an orthopaedic outpatient environment for them to practice in." COS currently has ten physical therapists on staff who are graduates of Quinnipiac University.

Another aspect of the long-term commitment of COS to Quinnipiac University is its support of athletic programs. Currently, Dr. David Cohen, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at COS, serves as orthopaedic team doctor for the Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams. Dr. Cohen attends games, provides clinics and treats injured players at COS facilities.

About Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC

Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC offers all orthopaedic subspecialties including sports medicine, treatment for problems of the upper extremities and lower extremities, joint replacement surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and surgical and non-surgical podiatry. It is one of the most respected orthopaedic groups in Connecticut and has been providing quality, individualized care to patients for over 50 years. COS has eight locations with in-house physical therapy, three COSNOW orthopaedic walk-in centers, two MRI centers providing in-house diagnostic testing and its own surgical center.

For more information, please contact Ron Thompson at or call 203.407.3580

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