2021 Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Symposium

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Important Information: Due to the need for social distancing the Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Training Program Symposium will be presented virtually this year. The keynote lecture will be presented via Zoom and graphical abstracts will be posted on this website throughout May and June. To register, please contact Dr. Breanne Baker.

Dr. Teresita Bellido, PhD
Dr. Teresita Bellido, PhD

The second annual symposium of the Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Training Program will feature graphical abstracts and talks from faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students engaged in musculoskeletal research at multiple institutions throughout the U.S. Abstracts will be available for viewing and voting starting Monday, May 10. Mark your calendar for the graphical abstract award presentation and keynote Zoom lecture at 11:00am CST on Tuesday, May 25th. Dr. Teresita Bellido, PhD will present this year’s keynote titled “An Osteocyte Story: How Science, Professional Service, and Mentoring are Linked in my Career.”

Submit your 3-minute graphical abstract about musculoskeletal research to Dr. Breanne Baker before May 1, 2021.

Abstract Instructions

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To register or for additional information, contact Dr. Breanne Baker.

If you would like more information about the Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Training Program, please contact Dr. Dana Duren.

Faculty Spotlight Presentations

Mauricio Kfuri, MD
Mauricio Kfuri, MD

Mauricio Kfuri, MD

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Dr. Kfuri is an international leader in orthopaedic trauma and has presented and spoken in thirty countries through his chairmanship of AOTrauma Latin America. His research focuses on disorders of the knee and management of fragility fractures in the lower extremities.

Presentation title: Improving Knee Function by Restoring the Alignment of the Lower Limb

Kevin Middleton, PhD
Kevin Middleton, PhD

Kevin Middleton, PhD

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Dr. Middleton is interested in integrative biology and evolution of vertebrate “locomotor tissues.” He studies bones, muscles, feathers and wings.

 

Presentation title: Challenges and Successes in Estimating Craniofacial Growth Patterns.

Stephen Sayers, PhD
Stephen Sayers, PhD

Stephen Sayers, PhD

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Missouri School of Health Professions

Dr. Sayers is interested in age-related changes in muscle performance and power training in older adults. He is an author on the Amazon Bestsellers List.
 

Presentation title: High-speed Power Training Improves Single-Step Recovery from a Forward Fall in Older Adults

Fulbright Scholars Presentations

Sebastian Cardona-Ramirez, PhD
Sebastian Cardona-Ramirez, PhD

Sebastian Cardona-Ramirez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri. Fulbright Scholar 2016-2020, University of Missouri

 

 

 

Presentation title: Can we Model the ACL Reconstructed Environment? A Multiscale Evaluation of the ACL Graft Response to Stress

Catalina Pineda-Molina, PhD
Catalina Pineda-Molina, PhD

Catalina Pineda-Molina, PhD

Professor, Engineering Faculty, CES University, Medellin-Colombia. Postdoctoral Associate 2018-2020, Badylak Lab, University of Pittsburgh. Fulbright Scholar 2014-2018, Badylak Lab, University of Pittsburgh

 

 

Presentation title: Host Innate Immune Response to Implanted Biomaterials

Robert Musci, PhD
Robert Musci, PhD

Robert Musci, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Utah. Fulbright Scholar 2015-2016, Venice, Italy

 

 

 

Presentation title: Measuring the Impact of the Urban Environment on Activity and Disability in Aged Adults

Invited Presentation

Nicole Diamantides, PhD
Nicole Diamantides, PhD

Nicole Diamantides, PhD

Bioprinting Field Application Scientist, CELLINK

Dr. Diamantides is interested in the use of bioprinting to manufacture tissue engineered products for regenerative medicine and drug testing applications.

 

 

Presentation title: Bioprinting for Cartilage Tissue Engineering