IGOT executes its mission through collaborative projects that:
- explore and address the underlying determinants of the burden of orthopaedic- and traumatic-related injuries in resource-constrained environments
- exchange knowledge among orthopaedic specialists to further education and training in the field.
The emphasis of our research initiatives is on locally-initiated projects, and on building capacity and infrastructure within institutions for the future.
We do this through two programs. Our Global Research Initiative works with research institutions in developing countries who have important research questions, but not the resources to answer them.
Our Global Knowledge Exchange is a two-way flow of knowledge. Each year, we select several outstanding and committed orthopaedic trainees to travel to our partner institutions, where they teach, learn, and engage in collaborative research projects. We also provide opportunities for members of our partner institutions to travel to UCSF as observers, as well as to courses and events we sponsor. Finally, members of our faculty travel to our partner institutions to build capacity and do research.