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Audrey McAlinden is now on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research Society. Congratulations!


  Lori Setton, PhD, the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine, was inaugurated as president of The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering, at the society’s annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Dr. Farshid Guilak was inaugurated as the incoming president of the the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) at the 2016 Annual Meeting, . Congratulations!
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  Lori Setton, a renowned researcher into the role of the degeneration and repair of the body’s soft tissues, has been named the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering.Read more...

Congratulations to Dr. Linda Sandell for receiving the 2016 ICRS Lifetime Achievement Award! Read more...

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Muhammed Farooq Rai, Ph.D. as the newest Principal Investigator in the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Musculoskeletal Research Center. Dr. Rai will be appointed as Assistant Professor on the Investigator Track. Dr. Rai has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and is an active member of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), where he serves as an Ambassador and on the Membership Committee. His work has earned awards and recognition from the ORS, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Rai’s research program is focussed on ostearthritis. Please join us in welcoming Farooq to our faculty!


Congratulations to current and past Ortho Research trainees Nilsson Holguin, Ryan Tomlinson and Courtney Karner! Each was selected to receive the ASBMR Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award at the ORS International Sun Valley Workshop on Musculoskeletal Biology in Sun Valley, Idaho. Read more...

With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. What’s more, using gene therapy, they have activated the new cartilage to release anti-inflammatory molecules to fend off a return of arthritis.
Stem cells engineered to grow cartilage, fight inflammation.


Congratulations to Roberta Faccio, Ph.D., for receiving the Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Lee T. Ford Award for Academic Achievement in 2016. Roberta was chosen in recognition of her excellent research publications and recent grant awards from NIH, Shriners Hospital and the Siteman Cancer Center.

Nilsson Holguin has been selected to receive an ASBMR Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award to attend the 46th ORS International Sun Valley Workshop on Musculoskeletal Biology in Sun Valley, Idaho, USA, August 7-10, 2016. Congratulations!

Dr Roberta Faccio and colleagues publish article on bone metastatic cancer in Journal of Experimental Medicine.
The Faccio lab is studying how cells in the bone marrow control whether cancer cells that seed in the marrow will grow to form a destructive, metastatic bone tumor. They focused on a molecule called Dkk1 and show that it promotes cancer growth in bone by shutting down favorable immune cells (T cells). When they blocked Dkk1 in mice, the growth of tumors in the marrow was greatly decreased.

Two members of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department were honored at the recent Osteoarthritis Research Society International meeting in Amsterdam.  Dr. Linda Sandell received the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing her contributions to the advancement of the science associated with osteoarthritis.   Dr. Sandell served on the OARSI Board of Directors for almost 15 years, guiding the organization to focus on post traumatic OA, early detection of OA and imaging and biochemical biomarkers.   Dr. Farshid Guilak, Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Co-Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Director of Research, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children—St. Louis, received the Basic Science Research Award to recognize excellence in basic science research.  Dr. Guilak gave a lecture that surveyed his extensive work in the mechanism of cartilage biomechanics and tissue engineering strategies to repair cartilage.


Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Research presents 22 abstracts at the 2016 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Read More »


Stephen Linderman, MSTP MD/PhD Candidate from the Silva Lab, won a Graduate Student Research Award at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Engineering Day. Read More »


Stephen Linderman, MSTP MD/PhD Candidate from the Silva Lab and president of IDEA Labs, a student-run bioengineering and design incubator started at Washington University, will expand its national reach through a partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA). Read More »


Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Research present 9 abstracts at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting 2015 in Seattle, WA. Fanxin Long, PhD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Served as Co-Chairman of the ASBMR 2015 Annual Meeting. Read More »


Recent Awards Recipients at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting 2015.
2015 ASBMR Young Investigator Awards:

  • Cuicui Wang, Ph.D. from the lab of Dr. Regis O’Keefe, MD, PhD
  • Lucia D’Amico, Ph.D. from the lab of Dr. Roberta Faccio, PhD

Linda Sandell, PhD, Receives Alfred R. Shands, Jr., MD Award from Orthopaedic Research Society. Read More »


Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Research presents 12 abstracts at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting 2014. Read More »


Dr. Linda Sandell, PhD, has received a supplement to her National Institutes of Health R01AR063757 grant award in the amount of $100,000 for her project titled, “Genetics of Cartilage Regeneration and Osteoarthritis”


Gaurav Swarnkar, Ph.D. Post-doctoral trainee In the laboratory of Yousef Abu-Amer receives the 2014 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research President Award.
This award is given to the highest ranking abstract submitted by a trainee.
Title of presentation: Ensuing Osteopetrosis in TAK1-Null Mice Owing to Defective NF-ΚB and NOTCH Signaling.
Presentation will take place at the upcoming ASBMR meeting in Huston, TX in September 2014.
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Five in Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Research receive 2014 ASBMR Young Investigator Awards and 2014 ASBMR Travel Awards at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting 2014.
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2014 ASBMR Young Investigator Awards

2014 ASBMR Travel Award

Roberto Civitelli, MD. in the Division of Bone and Mineral, President of American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) presides over ASBMR Annual Meeting 2014.
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New technology may identify tiny strains in body tissues before injuries occur.
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Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Ranked First in 2013 NIH Awards.
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Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Research presents 23 abstracts at the 2014 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting.
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Andrea Schwartz, PhD candidate in Thomopoulos’ Lab, Receives the 2014 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Traveling Award.
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Discovery may lead to new drugs for osteoporosis.
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Muscle Activity Necessary for Healthy Tendon-Bone Interface Development
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Researchers blend orthopedics, engineering to better repair torn rotator cuffs.
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Aude-Helene Capietto,, Post-Doctoral Trainee in Faccio’s Lab, Receives the 2013 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research President’s Award.
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Washington University Orthopaedic Surgery Research presents 9 abstracts at the 2013 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting.
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Sara McBride, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Silva Lab receives the Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award, invited to attend and present her research at the International Bone and Mineral Society Sun Valley Workshop: Musculoskeletal Biology in 2013.
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Nilsson Holguin, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Silva Lab receives the Under-Represented Minority Award at the International Bone and Mineral Society Sun Valley Workshop: Musculoskeletal Biology in 2013.
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Ryan Tomlinson, Ph. D., Johns Hopkins University, former Trainee of the Silva Lab, receives ASBMR 2013 Young Investigator Award for his abstract entitled “HIF-1α Regulates Bone Formation Following Osteogenic Mechanical Loading”.


Matthew Silva, Ph. D., has been named the Julia and Walter R. Peterson Orthopaedic Research Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. January 2013


Biomimetic Patch to be Tested on Tricky Tendon-to-Bone Repairs.
Two Washington University in St. Louis scientists are imitating nature as they attempt to solve one of the most difficult problems in orthopedic surgery: reattaching tendon to bone.
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Musculoskeletal Research Center

In January 2012, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Bone & Mineral Disease, joined forces in the BJC Institute of Health building, forming the nucleus of the Musculoskeletal Research Center.
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On May 23, 2012, we celebrated the official opening of the Musculoskeletal Research Center.

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Shingo Hashimoto, PhD, and M. Farooq Rai, PhD, both received the New Investigator Recognition Awards (NIRA) at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the ORS, in Long Beach, California. The New Investigator Recognition Awards are presented to ten individuals during the ORS Annual Meeting for their work as young investigators.
Related papers:
Osteoarthritis is associated with specific region of mouse genome
Shingo Hashimoto, Muhammad Farooq Rai, James M. Cheverud, Linda J.
Specific regions of the genome contribute to articular cartilage regeneration in mice Muhammad Farooq Rai, Shingo Hashimoto, Eric E. Johnson, James M. Cheverud, Linda J. Sandell
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Dr. Yousef Abu-Amer was promoted to Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology & Physiology Dr. Yousef Abu-Amer was promoted to Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology & Physiology on June 2, 2010.
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Washington University Orthopedics ranks number one in NIH research funds in 2009 Washington University Orthopedics ranks number one in NIH research funds in 2009 after being ranked fourth in 2006 and third in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, Washington University Orthopedics is followed by University of Rochester, University of Iowa, Thomas Jefferson University and University of Pennsylvania. The Department received $4.9 million in NIH funding in 2009.
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Matt Silva, PhD, was promoted to Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Matt Silva, PhD, was promoted to Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery effective July 1, 2009
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Roberta Faccio, PhD, was promoted to Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Roberta Faccio, PhD, was promoted to Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery effective July 1, 2009
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