June 1999 Bulletin

NIAMS funds 2 core centers

Two new Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Disorders have been funded by NIAMS.

One center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will concentrate on research studies of skeletal integrity that encompasses biological, chemical and mechanical influences on bones. Under the leadership of Timothy M. Wright, PhD, the center will bring together two groups of investigators to examine the relationship between skeletal composition, structure and function.

The second center, at Yale University, will focus on basic bone biology and bone diseases. Karl L. Insogna, MD, will lead a team of 26 investigators at the Yale center who share the goal of using animal models to better understand the basic mechanism of musculosekeltal disease.

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