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To learn more about musculoskeletal research at Penn, please also visit the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders.
A program in orthopaedic research at the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1960 and in 1979, the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory officially opened, establishing all of the orthopaedic research laboratories in the same physical location. Currently, the McKay Lab is a thriving, multidisciplinary facility that occupies more than 15,000 square feet of space in Stemmler Hall in the Perelman School of Medicine. Our multi-faceted research programs involve the participation of more than 80 research personnel including 8 primary faculty. Research expenditures in McKay total more than $7,000,000 per annum, supported largely through extramural funding including grants from the National Institutes of Health, other governmental agencies, private foundations, and industry. We are ranked 3rd among Orthopaedic Departments nationally in terms of NIH funding. Our overall mission is to conduct high quality fundamental and translational research and to train the next generation of leaders in our field. Moreover, the McKay Lab serves as the focal point for the NIH-supported Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, a university-wide Center that provides resources and a forum for scientific exchange through annual symposia, a year-long seminar series, a pilot grant program and other activities. Our McKay Lab research includes:
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