For five decades, 645 of us (engineers, biologists, physicians, surgeons and staff members) worked together seamlessly to perform cutting-edge, clinically relevant research.
We are known for:
I. Our pioneering work on 1) biomechanical and viscoelastic properties of ligaments and tendons, 2) robotics based (in-vitro and in-vivo) joint mechanics and function, and 3) bioscaffold and degradable metallic material (Magnesium) to heal and regenerate of ligaments and tendons – from the molecular, cellular, tissue, and joint levels.
II. Successfully educated students and fellows. All have gone on to important careers. Our proudest accomplishment was that each and every undergraduate who desired to matriculate to a medical school had successfully enrolled and earned his/her M.D degree (100%).
III. Earned a national and international reputation of excellence for our translational work – applying our basic scientific knowledge to benefit patients! “Controlled Motion is Good!”
IV. Proudly served the orthopaedic sports medicine and biomechanics communities by playing leadership roles in professional organizations including ISL&T, WACBE, ORS, BMES, ASME, ASB, USNCB, WCB, AOSSM, AANA, ISAKOS, ISFR, ESSKA, AAOS, Magellan, Herodicus and so on.
This updated website will now feature a number of our outstanding fellows and students. Not only do we want to celebrate their many accomplishments, but also to use this platform to establish (and re-establish) connections amongst ourselves.
Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon), D.Eng. (Hon) Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Founding Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center University of Pittsburgh Formerly, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering Director, Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory University of California, San Diego
Dr. Steven Abramowitch was recently promoted to the rank of Full Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Bioengineering. Steve began his graduate career as one of Dr. Woo’s PhD students. After Read more…
The ASME Bioengineering Division’s Women’s Networking Group was recently awarded the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Medal. OBL/UCSD Alumna Dr. Jennifer Wayne was one of the founding members of the group in 2005. For Read more…
A group of mechanical engineering students at the University of Kansas (KU) modified a bumper scooter to provide mobility for a toddler with Smith-Magenis syndrome. Dr. Ken Fischer, a former Assistant Professor at the MSRC Read more…
Dr. Steven Abramowitch was recently interviewed for an article in PittWire, the University of Pittsburgh’s online news source of its most interesting and important stories. The article on Predicting Pelvic Health can be found here.