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NIH Recognition (July, 2011)
Dr. Gary Gibson and his research team (shown at right) have been recognized by the NIH for their research on biomarkers for predicting the development of osteoarthritis. For more information, click here.
New CNS Grant (August, 2011)
Dr. Colin McDonald, along with Dr. Victor Chang from the Department of Neurosurgery, have recently being awarded a grant from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons to study cervical spine function after fusion.
Dr. Yener Receives 2 New Grants (September, 2011)
Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeni who was recently awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD).
“Publish or Perish” (December, 2011)
Researchers in the Bone & Joint Center combined for 9 full-
Just Do It (February, 2012)
Researchers in the Bone & Joint Center’s motion analysis laboratory will be partnering with a major footwear company in 2012 to study the effects of footwear on 3D foot and ankle motion.
More Grant News From Dr. Yeni (May, 2012)
Congratulations once again to Dr. Yener Yeni who was recently awarded a grant from the Department of Defense. The title of Dr. Yeni’s grant is, “Novel In Vitro Modification Of Bone For An Allograft With Improved Toughness And Osteoconductivity”.
The Bone & Joint Center Is Moving! (September, 2012)
The Bone & Joint Center laboratories will be moving into a new research building with Wayne State University in January of 2015. Groundbreaking on the new Multidiscliplinary Biomedical Research Building (MBRB) begins on October 25, 2012. For additional details, click here.
Gibson Gets Grant (October, 2012)
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Gibson was recently awarded a grant from the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute to study microRNA’s as biomarkers and therapeutic targets for chondrosarcoma. Dr. Gibson is collaborating on this project with Dr. Ted Parsons and Dr. Michael Mott in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
“If you don’t publish, it’s as if you never did the study” (December, 2012)
It has been a busy year in the Bone & Joint Center. Clifford Les has been focusing
recently on the measurement of collagen D-
Outstanding High School Scholar (September, 2012)
Congratulations to student Phillip Yang, of Troy High School, and his mentor Dr.
Clifford Les. Phillip has been chosen as a semi-
Recent Publications By Dr. Yeni (February, 2013)
Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeni on two recent publications: “The Relationships Between Femoral Cortex Geometry And Tissue Mechanical Properties” and “Heterogeneity Of Bone Mineral Density And Fatigue Failure Of Human Vertebrae”.
Textbook Chapter (December, 2012)
Congratulations to Drs. Cathryn Peltz, Vasilios (Bill) Moutzouros, and Michael Bey on the publication of their chapter entitled “Joint Mechanics Of The Shoulder” in the recently released textbook Orthopaedic Biomechanics. The textbook was edited by Beth Winkelstein, PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and published by CRC Press.
Kettering Student Graduation News (January, 2013)
Congratulations to Michael McDonald and Nicole Ramo on recent completion of their
bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering (biomechanics concentration) from Kettering
University. Mike and Nicole have been co-
Publication on ShearWave Elastography (May, 2013)
Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Peltz and Jeffrey Haladik from the motion analysis lab on their recent publication entitled, “ShearWave Elastography: Repeatability For Measurement Of Tendon Stiffness.” This publication will soon appear in the journal Skeletal Radiology.
Gibson And His MicroRNAs (June, 2013)
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Gibson on two recent publications related to his on-
Whoa, Horsey! (June, 2013)
Congratulations to Jeffrey Haladik and the motion analysis lab on the publication of a recent study with colleagues from Michigan State’s Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research. The publication, entitled “3D Radiostereometric Analysis (RSA) of Equine Stifle Kinematics and Articular Surface Contact”, will appear in the Equine Veterinary Journal.
Brace Yourself (July, 2013)
Congratulations to Jeffrey Haladik, Dr. Terry Lock, and the motion analysis lab on their recent publication entitled, “Bracing Improves Clinical Outcomes But Does Not Affect The Medial Knee Joint Space In Osteoarthritic Patients During Gait”. Bottom line? Wear your brace…it will make you feel better.
Farewell To Scott (October, 2013)
Congratulations to Scott Hoffman on his new position as a project engineer at Superior Controls. Scott recently graduated with a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University and has been an integral member of the motion analysis lab since 2009. Scott’s positive attitude, contagious enthusiasm, and never ending stream of craigslist stories will be missed.
Goodbye, Jeff! (November, 2013)
Congratulations to Jeff Haladik on his new position as a trauma and extremities sales
associate for Stryker. Jeff joined the motion analysis lab in 2008 as a Kettering
He Blinded Me With Science (November, 2013)
Congratulations to Dr. Yeni on two recent publications: “Mechanical Loading Causes Detectable Changes in Morphometric Measures of Trabecular Structure in Human Cancellous Bone” and “Laser Wavelength Dependence of Background Fluorescence in Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of Synovial Fluid from Symptomatic Joints”.
Welcome, Dr. Jamie Fitzgerald! (January, 2014)
We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Jamie Fitzgerald as a new associate scientist in the Bone & Joint Center. Jamie has a PhD from the University of Melbourne and most recently was an assistant scientist in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Oregon Health & Science University. Jamie will be the director of the Bone & Joint Center’s musculoskeletal genetics laboratory.
Welcome, Tim Baumer! (December, 2013)
The Bone & Joint Center is delighted to welcome Tim Baumer as a new senior research
engineer in the motion analysis lab. Tim is a native of Kalamazoo and a graduate
of Michigan State University, where he worked with Dr. Roger Haut in the orthopaedic
biomechanics laboratory. More recently, Tim spent the last 4 years working as an
engineer for L-
Biceps Book Chapter (January, 2014)
Congratulations to researchers in the motion analysis lab and their clinical collaborators on the publication of another book chapter. This chapter, entitled “Biomechanics Of The Biceps And Labrum”, appeared in the textbook “Disorders Of The Proximal Biceps Tendon: Evaluation And Treatment” which was published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The authors on this chapter included Drs. Cathryn Peltz, Steven Slotkin, Vasilios Moutzouros, and Michael Bey.
Congratulations to Jennifer Bishop, a former research engineer in the motion analysis
laboratory who now works for Nike, on publication of two manuscripts related to high-
Spine Fusion vs. Disc Replacement (March, 2014)
Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Bartol and researchers in the motion analysis lab on their recent publication entitled investigating the effects of fusion and artificial disc replacement on 3D motion of the cervical spine. The manuscript appeared in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Click here to read the entire article.
New Histo Technique (April, 2014)
Congratulations to Dr. Clifford Les on a recent publication describing a new histological technique for detecting the cryptic preservation of erythrocytes and soft tissue in ancient human skeletonized remains. You can read the entire article here.
Shoulder Function After Rotator Cuff Repair (May, 2014)
Congratulations to Drs. Cathy Peltz, Bill Moutzouros, and the rest of the motion analysis lab team for their recent publication on associations between shoulder strength, shoulder motion, and clinical outcome after rotator cuff repair. The manuscript is published in the American Journal of Orthopedics.
Barefoot Running and 3D Rearfoot Motion (June, 2014)
Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Peltz and the motion analyis lab team on publication of their study that investigated the effects of footwear on 3D rearfoot motion that was recently published in the Journal of Biomechanics. You can read the entire article here.
Vertebral Bone Mineral Density & Fragility (August, 2014)
Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeni and the biomechanics section research team on their recent publication on the heterogeneity of bone mineral density and fatigue failure of human vertebrae. The manuscript is published in the Journal of Biomechanics. You can find the full article here.
Matrix Biology Meeting (October, 2014)
Just In Time For The World Series (October, 2014)
Congratulations to Drs. Rob Keller, Bill Moutzouros, and Michael Bey on their recent publication investigating the effects of medial ulnar collateral reconstruction (more commonly known as Tommy John surgery) on major league baseball pitching performance. Click here to read the full article.
Space Research Meetings (November, 2014)
As a result of his on-
CRISPR/Cas9 (January, 2015)
Congratulations to Drs. Mao Yang and Gary Gibson on their recent publication entitled, “CRISPR/Cas9 mediated generation of stable chondrocyte cell lines with targeted gene knockouts; analysis of an aggrecan knockout cell line”. You can read the full article by clicking here.
Musculoskeletal Development & Regeneration (February, 2015)
Dr. Jamie Fitzgerald is giving a lecture entitled, “Articular Cartilage Degradation Following Exposure To Microgravity” at the 2015 Fusion Conference on Musculoskeletal Development and Degeneration. Unfortunately, the conference in held in Cancun, so we appreciate Dr. Fitzgerald overcoming this kind of hardship in the name of science.
WSU/HFHS Research Building Update (March, 2015)
Construction on the new $90 million Wayne State University Integrative Biosciences (iBio) Center is progressing as expected, with the Bone & Joint Center research laboratories still on schedule to move into their new home in July. Click here for additional photos of the construction progress.
Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting (March, 2015)
Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeni and Dan Oravec for their podium presentations at the 2015 Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting. Dr. Yeni’s presentation is entitled, “Prediction of Vertebral Wedge Strength Using Density, Morphometric and Microstructural Properties Derived from DXA, HRCT and DTS”, and Dan’s presentation is entitled, “Digital Tomosynthesis and High Resolution Computed Tomography as Clinical Tools for Vertebral Endplate Topography Measurements: Comparison with Microcomputed Tomography”.
Dr. Fitzgerald Elected to ISMB Council (April, 2015)
Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Fitzgerald on being elected to serve on the International Society of Matrix Biology (ISMB) governing council. The ISMB is an international organization that facilitates research in the field of extracellular matrix biology. Click HERE to learn more about the ISMB.
Publication on Digital Tomosynthesis (May, 2015)
Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeni and Dan Oravec on their recent publication entitled, “Digital Tomosynthesis (DTS) for Quantitative Assessment of Trabecular Microstructure in Human Vertebral Bone”. This article was published recently in the journal Medical Engineering & Physics. The full article can be viewed here.
Publication on Shoulder Morphology (June, 2015)
Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Peltz, Dr. Bill Moutzouros and other colleagues in the motion analysis laboratory on their recent publication entitled, “Differences in Glenohumeral Joint Morphology Between Patients with Anterior Shoulder Instability and Healthy, Uninjured Volunteers”. The paper can be viewed by clicking HERE.
We’ve Moved! (July, 2015)
The Bone & Joint Center has successfully moved into the new Wayne State Integrative
Biosciences (IBio) research building at 6135 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. This $90
Publication on Digital Tomosynthesis (August, 2015)
Congratulations to Dan Oravec, Roger Zauel, Yener Yeni, and their colleagues on their
publication that compares digital tomosynthesis to high-
Ultrasound of the Pitching Elbow (September, 2015)
Congratulations to Dr. Rob Keller, Dr. Bill Moutzouros and their co-
Biomechanics of Shoulder Instability (October, 2015)
Congratulations to Cathy Peltz, Tim Baumer, Bill Moutzouros and their co-
Welcome, Dr. Gardinier! (October, 2015)
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is delighted to welcome Dr. Joseph Gardinier
as a new assistant scientist in the Bone & Joint Center. Dr. Gardinier has a PhD
in biomechanics and movement science from the University of Delaware, and has recently
completed a very successful post-
Congratulations to Dr. Victor Chang on being award a 3-
Congratulation, Tim Baumer! (January, 2016)
Congratulations to Tim Baumer and others from the motion analysis lab on their publication
entitled, “Measuring Three-
Dr. Gibson: Invited Lecture @ OARSI (March, 2016)
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Gibson on being invited by the Osteoarthritis Research
Society International (OARSI) to give a keynote lecture entitled, “Gene Editing and
MicroRNA Biomarkers (June, 2016)
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Gibson and his research team for their recent publication entitled, “The Use of MicroRNA Biomarkers to Distinguish Endochondroma from Low Grade Chondrosarcoma”. The article was published in the Connective Tissue Research. You can read the abstract by clicking HERE.
Welcome, Sheba! (July, 2016)
We’re delighted to introduce Sheba Kurian as the Bone & Joint Center’s new senior
research grant/contract specialist. Sheba has been employed at Henry Ford Hospital
since 2005 and worked previously as a clinical research assistant and study coordinator
BMES Student Research Award (July, 2016)
Congratulations to Jack Dischler, a masters student in biomedical engineering at Wayne State University, on being selected as a recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Undergraduate Student Design and Research Award. The award was based on his undergraduate thesis research entitled, “The Effect of Collegiate Swim Training on Rotator Cuff Properties, Shoulder Strength, and Subjective Outcomes”. The award will be presented at the BMES Annual Meeting in October. Excellent work, Jack!
Recent Publications From Dr. Fitzgerald (September, 2016)
Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Fitzgerald on two recent full-
Publication on Effects of Physical Therapy (October, 2016)
Congratulations to Tim Baumer and members of the Motion Analysis Lab for their recent
publication entitled, “Effects of Rotator Cuff Pathology and Physical Therapy on
In Vivo Shoulder Motion and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With a Symptomatic Full-
International Keynote Lecture (October, 2016)
Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeni on being selected to give a prestigious keynote lecture entitled, “Bone Imaging and Biomechanics” at the 8th Annual Biomechanics Congress at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. For more information on this international conference, please go to http://www.ubk2016.org.
Tomosynthesis & Subchondral Fractures (Jan, 2017)
Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeni and Dan Oravec for their recent publication entitled,
“The Use of Tomosynthesis in the Global Study of Knee Subchondral Insufficiency Fractures”.
The article will be published in the journal Academic Radiology. Click on these links
to read the abstract or full-
Nature Publication (February, 2017)
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Gibson and Dr. Mao Yang on their review article entitled, “What Rheumatologists Need To Know About CRISPR/CAS9”. The article was published in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews / Rheumatology. Click here to read the full article.
More About Digital Tomosynthesis (Feb, 2017)
Congratulations once again to Dr. Yener Yeni and Dan Oravec for another tomosynthesis-
Asymptomatic Rotator Cuff Pathology (January, 2017)
Tim Baumer and colleagues from the Motion Analysis Laboratory recently published
Shear Wave Elastography (January, 2017)
Congratulations to Tim Baumer and other personnel from the Motion Analysis Lab on their recent technical note entitled, “Shear Wave Elastography of the Supraspinatus Muscle and Tendon: Repeatability and Preliminary Findings”. The article was published in the Journal of Biomechanics. Click here to read the abstract.
2017 ORS Annual Meeting (March, 2017)
The Bone & Joint Center presented 12 abstracts at the Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting. The abstracts included:
Nature Regenerative Medicine Editorial (April, 2017)
Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Fitzgerald for his editorial entitled, “Cartilage Breakdown
in Microgravity – a Problem For Long-
Cervical Foramina Dimensions Publication (April, 2017)
Congratulations to Victor Chang, Tim Baumer, Dan Oravec, Stephen Bartol, Michael Bey, and Yener Yeni on their recent publication entitled, ‘Dynamic measurements of cervical neural foramina during neck movements in asymptomatic young volunteers’. The article was published in the journal Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy. Click here to read the abstract.
NIH Grant Awarded to Dr. Yeni (April, 2017)
Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeni on being awarded a 2-
Jamie Fitzgerald Online Interview (May, 2017)
As a follow-
Anne Drake Begins Med School (July, 2017)
Congratulations to Anne Drake who recently began medical school at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Anne has a long history with the Bone & Joint Center, starting as a summer volunteer after her junior year of high school and working in the lab every summer thereafter. Anne is an outstanding individual and we wish her the very best as she pursues her career in medicine!
Collagen VI Publication for the Jamie’s (July, 2017)
Congratulations to Jamie Endicott and Dr. Jamie Fitzgerald on their recent publication entitled, “Authentication Of Collagen VI Antibodies”. The article was published in BMC Research Notes and can be viewed here.
Swimmer Shoulder Health (August, 2017)
Congratulations to Jack Dischler and Tim Baumer on their recent publication entitled,
“Associations Between Years of Competition and Shoulder Function in Collegiate Swimmers”
to be published in the journal Sports Health. Click on the following links to read
the abstract or full-
Spine Journal Publication (September, 2017)
Congratulations to Dr. Yener Yeni and his research team on the recent publication entitled, “Dynamic Foraminal Dimensions During Neck Extension and Rotation in Fusion and Artificial Disc Replacement: An Observational Study”. The article was published in The Spine Journal and the abstract can be viewed here.
Fitzgerald Lectures Down Under (November, 2017)
Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Fitzgerald for being selected for oral presentations at the annual meeting of the Matrix Biology Society of Australia & New Zealand in Melbourne, Australia. His talks were entitled “Assembly of the a6 chain of collagen VI” and “The response of articular cartilage to 30 days of microgravity”.
Fitzgerald NIH Grant News
Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Fitzgerald and his research team on recently being award
a R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The 2-
Welcome, Matt! (December, 2017)
Welcome to Mr. Matthew Ruder, who has joined the Bone & Joint Center as a senior research engineer. Matt has a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Saint Louis University, and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from University of California, Davis. Matt will be working with the Motion Analysis Lab research team.
Farewell, Tim! (February, 2018)
After 5 years in the Bone & Joint Center, Tim Baumer has moved on to a military research
position in Aberdeen, MD. Tim was a senior research engineer in the Motion Analysis
Lab, and during his time at HFH he was a co-
2018 ORS Annual Meeting
The Bone & Joint Center presented 13 abstracts at the Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting. The abstracts included:
Names listed in bold indicate current employees of the Bone & Joint Center.
More NIH Grant News
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Bey and the motion analysis lab research team on recently
being award a R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The 5-