David Bachkowsky of First State Orthopedics and UD's Matt Faila give a demonstration at the OARSI workshop.

Biomechanics

DRI hosts workshop on biomechanics, knee osteoarthritis

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12:01 p.m., April 25, 2013--The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) hosted a Pre-Congress Workshop on Biomechanics and Knee Osteoarthritis at the University of Delaware on April 17. The event was held in conjunction with the 2013 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress Program.

Some 70 attendees from around the world rotated among four stations highlighting DRI core facilities currently funded by UD’s National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) III grant: gait analysis/knee contact force modeling; cytomechanics (mechanobiology and cellular biomechanics); surgical knee dissection; and PT Labs/Clinic.

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A National Science Foundation grant supports work by UD researchers on the Viral Informatics Resource for Metagenome Exploration website, designed to explore data collected from environmental viruses.

Power of the Victorian press

With support from the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, 10 UD graduate students recently attended the 2014 annual meeting of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals held at the University's Wilmington campus.

DRI director Tom Buchanan, George W. Laird Professor, served as course director, and Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Alumni Distinguished Professor, was co-director.

Participating faculty included Buchanan, Jill Higginson, Lucas Lu, Kurt Manal, Chris Price, Liyun Wang (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Michael Axe, Dave Logerstedt, Snyder Mackler, and Joe Zeni (Department of Physical Therapy).

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