Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine

The Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology & Medicine (CCMBM) defines itself by emphasizing musculoskeletal-specific education and services that are critical to its members but not available elsewhere in the university system. The goal of the CCMBM is to stimulate and support transdisciplinary collaborations to accelerate translational research in the musculoskeletal field. A unique strength is the linkage formed between scientists who study disease biology, researchers who analyze vast archives of clinical data, and clinicians who have active clinical practices. These interactions create significant potential for new research collaborations that lead to clinically significant discoveries. The interdisciplinary networking also enhances research productivity and, at the same time, reinforces a sense of scientific community. 


Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations 

A National Science Foundation Industry & University Cooperative Research Center

The Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations (CDMI) represents an exciting and novel integration of healthcare economics, biomedical science, and clinical medicine. University faculty and industry partners are able to collaborate to target novel technologies that will decrease healthcare costs and improve the management and life of patients with musculoskeletal disease.

The mission of the CDMI is to facilitate collaborations between experts in healthcare economics, biomedical science, and clinical medicine to analyze data and inform new technology development that is rationally targeted at value creation and cost reduction, thereby enhancing probabilities for eventual regulatory approval, payor reimbursement, and clinical adoption.


Center for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration


Our vision is for C-DOCTOR to be a national resource for the clinical translation of innovative regenerative technologies to replace dental and craniofacial tissues and organs lost to congenital disorders, trauma, and disease. C-DOCTOR will represent a public-private partnership with the primary mission of providing comprehensive clinical, scientific, technical, regulatory, financial, and management resources to promote cost-effective transition and timely development of dental, oral, and craniofacial tissue engineering/regenerative medicine products.