2015 UVA Orthopaedic Research Retreat

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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 CuiIntroduction
Dr. George ChristUVa Neuromuscular tissue engineering: Overview, current status and future directions
Drs. Silvia Blemker and Shayn Peirce-CottlerDeveloping New Strategies for Musculoskeletal Tissue Repair and Regeneration using Biomedical Engineering Approaches
Dr. Nicole DealStem cell for nerve regeneration/Axogen nerve allograft trial
Dr. Abhijit DigheMSCs, Treg cells and osteogenesis
Dr. Xinlin YangAntioxidants and their orthopaedic applications
Drs. Jin Li and Josh LiSystemic Application for Injury Site Specific Delivery via Neutrophils to Treat Back Pain
Drs. Hamid Hassanzadeh and Frank ShenSpine Division – S. Aureus vaccine study
Dr. Joe HartCollaborations cross the ground: evaluation of outcomes of orthopaedic patients
Dr. David DiduchHighlights of Sports Division clinical trials
Dr. Bobby ChhabraUpdates on tendon repair and regeneration
Dr. Joseph ParkPorous Metal Implants for Osseous Integration for Tendon/Ligament
Drs. Josh Li and David WeissA novel macrophage targeting MRI contrast molecule for diagnosis of chronic post-traumatic osteomyelitis
Dr. Shawn RussellCurrent research in Pediatric Division
Drs. David Weiss and George ChristShowcase 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.