Fracture Fixation Biology Endowed Professorship
The Fracture Fixation Biology Endowed Professorship was established in 2005 by Zimmer, Inc., a manufacturer of orthopaedic products.
Established in 2000, the orthopaedic science laboratories in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine provide the facilities and environment in which basic science and clinical faulty collaborate to achieve scientific excellence. The lab’s work is multi-disciplinary in nature, with a general focus on understanding and treating acute and chronic skeletal pathologies.
Recent advances in understanding fracture repair hold the potential to dramatically alter treatment strategies for trauma care. Initiation of a fracture biology program within the orthopaedic science laboratories would bring together the four current focus groups — applied biomechanics, impact biomechanics, bone biology, and bone regeneration and tissue engineering — each of which touch upon different aspects of fracture biology.
The Fracture Fixation Biology Endowed Professorship enables the recruitment of a junior faculty member with expertise in fracture biology to catalyze the development of this exciting initiative.
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