2015 UVA Orthopaedic Research Retreat

February 1, 2015 by   |   Leave a Comment

Research Retreat banner
ResearchRetreat1The University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery continues to build momentum in the realm of basic science, translational, and clinical research.  This was highlighted in our research retreat held on May 9, 2015 at the Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville organized by UVA Orthopaedic’s Dr. Quanjun Cui.  Internationally renowned researchers in Biomedical Engineering, Musculoskeletal Basic Science, Biomechanics, and Orthopaedic Surgery gathered to present their research and invite collaboration throughout the institution.

Linked here are the presentations:

Dr. Quanjun Cui Introduction
Dr. George Christ UVa Neuromuscular tissue engineering: Overview, current status and future directions
Drs. Silvia Blemker and Shayn Peirce-Cottler Developing New Strategies for Musculoskeletal Tissue Repair and Regeneration using Biomedical Engineering Approaches
Dr. Nicole Deal Stem cell for nerve regeneration/Axogen nerve allograft trial
Dr. Abhijit Dighe MSCs, Treg cells and osteogenesis
Dr. Xinlin Yang Antioxidants and their orthopaedic applications
Drs. Jin Li and Josh Li Systemic Application for Injury Site Specific Delivery via Neutrophils to Treat Back Pain
Drs. Hamid Hassanzadeh and Frank Shen Spine Division – S. Aureus vaccine study
Dr. Joe Hart Collaborations cross the ground: evaluation of outcomes of orthopaedic patients
Dr. David Diduch Highlights of Sports Division clinical trials
Dr. Bobby Chhabra Updates on tendon repair and regeneration
Dr. Joseph Park Porous Metal Implants for Osseous Integration for Tendon/Ligament
Drs. Josh Li and David Weiss A novel macrophage targeting MRI contrast molecule for diagnosis of chronic post-traumatic osteomyelitis
Dr. Shawn Russell Current research in Pediatric Division
Drs. David Weiss and George Christ Showcase for successful collaboration for grant application


Our mission is to attain a national and internatinoal reputation as a leader in academic orthopaedics in the areas of patient care, orthopaedic education, and musculoskeletal research.



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.