DRI COBRE Phase III

In 2012, the National Institutes of Health awarded the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute a five-year COBRE continuation grant of more than $5.4 million for osteoarthritis research. The purpose of these grants is “to sustain biomedical research activities and transition into independence the core resources of Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).”


Osteoarthritis (OA) research by a team of interdisciplinary investigators began more than a decade ago at the University of Delaware and has been afforded by COBRE funding.

In a UDaily article by Diane Kukich, DRI Director Thomas Buchanan said, “We plan to build on the successes of our past COBRE grants to develop a strong team of investigators in osteoarthritis research. The uniqueness of our approach will be that we plan to examine OA from the integrated perspectives of tissue mechanics, biomechanics, and rehabilitation.”

The work will comprise three research cores: cytomechanics, patient-specific modeling and clinical research.

Read more of “COBRE III: NIH award to continue support of osteoarthritis.”

NIH is a federal medical research agency supporting public health-related scientific studies throughout the U.S.

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