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Welcome to the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders!

Congratulations to the new Penn Medicine Achilles Tendon Research Center and the Center founding Director Dr. Lou Soslowsky.  See article at Penn Medicine News

The overall goal of the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (PCMD)  to promote cooperative interactions among investigators, accelerate and enrich the effectiveness and efficiency of ongoing research, foster new collaborations and new research, and ultimately, translate our research efforts into better and new therapies for musculoskeletal disorders. Our PCMD is the home for musculoskeletal research across the Penn campus and a hub for the musculoskeletal community across the region and neighboring states. The overall Aims of this Center are to enhance and advance the research productivity of investigators in musculoskeletal development, disease, injury and repair by providing: Aim 1: Innovation within critical resource core facilities in areas that cross disciplines, length scales, and hierarchies. These core facilities are mCT Imaging, Biomechanics, and Histology; Aim 2: A pilot and feasibility grant program, with direct mentorship; and Aim 3: Educational and research enrichment programs, through which members can learn from national leaders and from each other. The Center will provide opportunities to integrate techniques to define mechanisms for tissue function, injury, development, degeneration, repair, and regeneration, with the ultimate goal of advancing diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.


Remember to include reference to support from the Center in your abstracts and publications.
Cite Grant NIH/NIAMS P30AR069619 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal
and Skin Diseases of the NIH. Support has also been provided by the Perelman School of Medicine
at the University of Pennsylvania.


PCMD Visiting Professorship Seminar

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 130pm-230pm/CRB Austrian AuditoriumJoint with IRM
Title: “Bone Building Molecular Targets: Lessons from Mechanical Signaling in Skeletal Tissues
Alexander Robling, Ph.D.
Chair, Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Indiana University, School of Medicine

 For upcoming PCMD Visiting Professorship Seminars 2023-2024  click here.

Orthopaedic Research Club Seminar

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Zoom Virtual 
Title: “Sirtuin 6 (SIRT6) as a potential therapeutic for osteoarthritis”
John Collins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

For upcoming ORC Seminars click here


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