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Audrey McAlinden is now on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research Society. Congratulations!


  Lori Setton, PhD, the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine, was inaugurated as president of The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering, at the society’s annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Dr. Farshid Guilak was inaugurated as the incoming president of the the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) at the 2016 Annual Meeting, . Congratulations!


  Lori Setton, a renowned researcher into the role of the degeneration and repair of the body’s soft tissues, has been named the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering.Read more...

Congratulations to Dr. Linda Sandell for receiving the 2016 ICRS Lifetime Achievement Award! Read more...

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Muhammed Farooq Rai, Ph.D. as the newest Principal Investigator in the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Musculoskeletal Research Center. Dr. Rai will be appointed as Assistant Professor on the Investigator Track. Dr. Rai has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and is an active member of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), where he serves as an Ambassador and on the Membership Committee. His work has earned awards and recognition from the ORS, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Rai’s research program is focussed on ostearthritis. Please join us in welcoming Farooq to our faculty!


Matthew Silva has just been awarded an S10 High-End Instrumentation Grant to fund the purchase of a Zeiss Xradia Versa 520 X-Ray Microscope (SRM). This system will allow sub-micron resolution CT imaging of mineralized and non-mineralized samples, and will comple-ment the existing microCT scanners in Core B (Musculoskeletal Structure and Strength Core). Stay tuned for further details.


With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. What’s more, using gene therapy, they have activated the new cartilage to release anti-inflammatory molecules to fend off a return of arthritis.
Stem cells engineered to grow cartilage, fight inflammation.


 

Two members of theMRC were honored at the recent Osteoarthritis Research Society International meeting in Amsterdam.  Dr. Linda Sandell received the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing her contributions to the advancement of the science associated with osteoarthritis.   Dr. Sandell served on the OARSI Board of Directors for almost 15 years, guiding the organization to focus on post traumatic OA, early detection of OA and imaging and biochemical biomarkers.   Dr. Farshid Guilak, Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Co-Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Director of Research, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children—St. Louis, received the Basic Science Research Award to recognize excellence in basic science research.  Dr. Guilak gave a lecture that surveyed his extensive work in the mechanism of cartilage biomechanics and tissue engineering strategies to repair cartilage.


Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Research and the Division of Bone and Mineral present 17 abstracts at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting 2015 in Seattle, WA.  Fanxin Long, PhD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Served as Co-Chairman of the ASBMR 2015 Annual Meeting.  Read more...

Recent Awards Recipients at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting 2015.
2015 ASBMR Young Investigator Awards:

  • Cuicui Wang, Ph.D. from the lab of Dr. Regis O’Keefe, MD, PhD
  • Lucia D’Amico, Ph.D. from the lab of Dr. Roberta Faccio, PhD

 

Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Research and the Division of Bone and Mineral present 23 abstracts at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting 2014.
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Recent Awards Recipients at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting 2014.
2014 ASBMR Young Investigator Awards
  • Rong Zeng, PhD. candidate from the lab of Deborah Novack, MD, PhD
  • Timothy Hung-Po Chen, Ph.D. from the lab of Yousef Abu-Amer, PhD.
  • Joohyun Lim, M.S. from the lab of Fanxin Long, PhD.
  • Ali Zamani, PhD. and Corinne Decker, PhD. candidate from the lab of Roberta Faccio, PhD.
2014 ASBMR Travel Award
  • Lucia D’Amico, Post Doc from the lab of Roberta Faccio, PhD.
  • Leila Revollo, from the lab of Roberto Civitelli, MD.
  • Chao Qu, Post Doc, from the lab of Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD.
  • Nidhi Rohatgi, from the lab of Steven Teitelbaum, PhD.

Gaurav Swarnkar, Ph.D. Post-doctoral trainee in the laboratory of Yousef Abu-Amer receives the 2014 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research President Award.
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Roberto Civitelli, MD. in the Division of Bone and Mineral, President of American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) presides over ASBMR Annual Meeting 2014.
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Recent Award Winners NIRA Awards (ORS 2011)

  • Shingo Hashimoto, MD, PhD Co-Authors: Muhammad Farooq Rai, James Cheverud, Linda J Sandell
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
    Osteoarthritis is associated with specific region of mouse genome
    Contributions Provided by MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
  • M. Farooq Rai, PhD Co-Authors: Shingo Hashimoto, James Cheverud, Linda J Sandell
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
    Specific regions of genome contribute to articular cartilage regeneration in mice
    Sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society

Musculoskeletal Research Center

In January 2012, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Bone & Mineral Disease, joined forces in the BJC Institute of Health building, forming the nucleus of the Musculoskeletal Research Center.
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On May 23, 2012, we celebrated the official opening of the Musculoskeletal Research Center. (Click here for pictures of the opening)


Pilot & Feasibility: Call for Proposals
The Washington University Center for Musculoskeletal Research requests proposals for Pilot & Feasibility studies in the broad area of musculoskeletal research. The goal of the P&F program is to foster projects that will generate preliminary data to support future applications for independent research support through conventional NIH granting mechanisms. We anticipate awarding two P&F grants this year. Support for the P&F program is provided by an NIH Core Center Grant (NIH/NIAMS P30 AR057235).
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Center for Musculoskeletal Research established at Washington University
The Center for Muscluloskeletal Research was established at Washington University with a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
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Aude-Helene Capietto, Post-Doctoral Trainee in Faccio’s Lab, Receives the 2013 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research President’s Award.
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