Bone and Joint Research Center - For Healthcare Professionals

Researchers in the Bone & Joint Center cover a broad range of scientific disciplines, including:

News from the lab

Grant news

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Gibson who was recently awarded a grant from the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute to study microRNAs as biomarkers and therapeutic targets for chondrosarcoma. Dr. Gibson is collaborating on this project with Dr. Ted Parsons and Dr. Michael Mott in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeniwho was recently awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD).

Congratulations once again to Dr. Yener Yeni who was recently awarded a grant from the Department of Defense. The title of Dr. Yeni’s grant is, “Novel In Vitro Modification of Bone for an Allograft with Improved Toughness and Osteoconductivity.

Dr. Colin McDonald, along with Dr. Victor Chang from the Department of Neurosurgery, have recently been awarded a grant from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons to study cervical spine function after fusion.

New publications

Researchers in the Bone & Joint Center together had nine full-length publications in 2011. The publications focused on the trabecular microstructure and mineral density of bone, as well as advanced computer modeling techniques of bone. Publications related to the upper extremity focused on morphology of the distal humerus, computer-assisted elbow arthroplasty, elbow stability, and shoulder function after rotator cuff repair. Additional publications reported techniques for estimating in-vivo tendon deformation and assessing rotator cuff repair.

Researchers from the Bone and Joint Center had 12 abstracts accepted to the 2012 Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting, held February in San Francisco.

Other research news

Groundbreaking on Wayne State’s new Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (MBRB) began October 25, 2012.

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Banglmaier who recently defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled, “Enhancing the Mechanical Properties of a Hydroxyapatite-Collagen Bone Surrogate.” Richard’s Ph.D. is in bioengineering from Wayne State University.

Just Do It: Researchers in the Bone & Joint Center will be partnering with a major footwear company in 2012 to study the effects of footwear on 3D foot and ankle motion.

NIH Recognition: Dr. Gary Gibson and his research team have been recognized by the NIH for their research on biomarkers for predicting the development of osteoarthritis. Learn more about this exciting recognition.