Musculoskeletal Health Committees and Working Groups
With the goal to become an international leader in basic and translational musculoskeletal research, clinical treatment and education, the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health has developed a long-term plan to guide research support, direction and research programs for the next decade. Coupled with thematic research teams, six committees/working groups help to develop processes and procedures to advance the center’s goals, including scheduling external speakers, managing industry relations and securing pilot funding.
The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health education committee is focused on identifying means such as courses, programs and research projects that would provide opportunities to train future researchers and leaders in musculoskeletal research. The opportunities that are focused on or developed include graduate students, medical students, undergraduates, orthopedic fellows, and others.
Pilot Project Committee
The responsibilities of the pilot project committee is to review and recommend applications for funding collaborative musculoskeletal pilot projects. These include applications from internal applicants to Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health sponsored projects. In 2017, the committee supported two such pilot funding initiatives: the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health Pilot Funding Project and the Multi-Center Pilot Project.
Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics Working Group
This working group is identifying means to support access to and promote use of big data by musculoskeletal researchers.
External Speaker Seminar Series Committee
This committee is responsible for identifying, scheduling, and hosting renowned scientists in musculoskeletal research to speak, educate and connect with the faculty and members of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health.
Industry Relations Working Group
This working group establishes relationships and interfaces with industry representatives to transform discoveries into clinical applications and therapeutics.
Core and Shared Instruments Operations Committee
This committee is responsible for evaluating the ICMH cores and shared equipment, and to make recommendations regarding their operations and support.