During the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the CCMBM extends its members and the community at large best wishes and safety.
CCMBM’s goal is to stimulate and support transdisciplinary collaborations to accelerate translational research in the musculoskeletal field.
Jeffrey Lotz, PhD, Admin Core Consultant; Tamara Alliston, PhD, CCMBM Director; Scott Parazynski, MD, NASA astronaut and keynote speaker at Beyond Boundaries: Translating Discoveries to Promote an Active and Healthy Lifestyle scientific retreat.
The Skeletal Biology and Biomechanics Core provides services in experiment consultation, sample preparation, sample analysis, and data interpretation.
Consultation with Dr. Dennis Black from the CCMBM Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Study Design Core. Their consulting services include Study Design, Biostatistical & Genetic Analysis.
The Imaging Core provides customized image acquisition, reconstruction, and quantitative analysis in the context of musculoskeletal research.

About Us 

UCSF has a diverse and longstanding tradition in musculoskeletal research dating back to the 1940s, when Verne Inman formed the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory with a focus on locomotion. Today, UCSF is one of the most productive and highly regarded research institutions in the nation. In the context of the rich research and educational environment, 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. 

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Grants Review

CCMBM established investigators give you personalized feedback on your specific aims page that can help focus your aims and improve your overall application for funding opportunities.

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Funding Opportunities

The CCMBM offers various funding opportunities for its members.