UConn Health has a rich tradition of excellence in musculoskeletal research in both the medical and dental disciplines. National and international scientists and clinicians in the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute are pursuing research in a variety of areas including bone repair, osteoporosis, cartilage metabolism, soft tissue repair, stem cell therapies, tissue engineering and understanding the pathophysiology of bone metastasis.
A new initiative within the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute is to promote collaboration among clinicians and scientist within the medical and dental schools to promote new treatment strategies in bone and cartilage repair.
In addition, our scientists are among those working on innovative studies looking at the potential use of stem cells to treat musculoskeletal problems. In 2006, the University was awarded $12 million from the state of Connecticut to support stem cell research projects.
We are personally recruiting new scientists to expand our research efforts. Our goal is to develop translational research programs that can directly benefit our patients.