At the Slocum Research & Education Foundation, we know that natural disasters often result in high volumes of orthopedic-related injuries. In addition, resource limited countries often have too few trained orthopedic surgeons to meet population needs.
Slocum Research & Education Foundation has and continues to support three-month surgeon training courses in Eastern Africa and Butan taught by Drs. Lantz and Straub, respectively.
Following the 2011 Haiti earthquake that devastated the country, Slocum Research & Education Foundation sent Dr. Fitzpatrick, a trauma surgeon, to help. Dr. Lantz returns to Haiti with a team of staff to provide additional training and relief assistance on a regular basis, shipping supplies in the interim.