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 world. Abstracts will be available for viewing and voting starting Monday, May 10.
Keynote Lecture and Graphical Abstract Award Presentation May 25, 2021
Dr. Teresita Bellido, PhD
“An Osteocyte Story: How Science, Professional Service, and Mentoring are Linked in my Career.”
The Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Training Program is a collaboration among the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, and Physical Therapy. The primary objective of the postdoctoral training program is to expand and enhance the biomedical scientist workforce to accelerate discoveries and breakthroughs positively influencing outcomes for millions of individuals suffering disorders of bone, muscles, and joints. The program is led by Dr. Dana Duren (Director), Drs. James Cook and Richard Sherwood (Co-Directors), and Dr. Lisa Royse (Coordinator).
Review the 2021 Musculoskeletal Research Training Program Symposium presentations
Faculty Spotlight Presentations
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.
Improving Knee Function by Restoring the Alignment of the Lower Limb
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.
Challenges and Successes in Estimating Craniofacial Growth Patterns
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.
High-speed Power Training Improves Single-Step Recovery from a Forward Fall in Older Adults
Fulbright Scholars Presentations
Sebastian Cardona-Ramirez, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri. Fulbright Scholar 2016-2020, University of Missouri
Can we Model the ACL Reconstructed Environment? A Multiscale Evaluation of the ACL Graft Response to Stress
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
Host Innate Immune Response to Implanted Biomaterials
Robert Musci, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Utah. Fulbright Scholar 2015-2016, Venice, Italy
Measuring the Impact of the Urban Environment on Activity and Disability in Aged Adults
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.