14th Annual Biomechanics Research Symposium

Friday, May 12, 2017

STAR Campus
University of Delaware

  KEYNOTE SPEAKER - DR. JOHNNA TEMENOFF

Dr. Johnna Temenoff
Keynote Lecture Title: Characterizing Structural and Biochemical Changes to Joint Tissues During Rotator Cuff Injury

Dr. Johnna Temenoff

Professor, Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech/Emory University
Petit Faculty Fellow
Co-Director, Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center

Rotator cuff injuries represent a range of pathologies, from early tendon overuse to full thickness rotator cuff tendon tears.  Increasingly, rotator cuff disease is viewed as a whole-joint pathology, but it is unclear how the various tissues involved respond at different disease stages.  Our laboratory has recently identified and characterized cartilage degeneration as well as tendon injury in rodent models of both overuse (early stage) and full tear (late stage) rotator cuff disease.  Moreover, degenerative changes to the supraspinatus muscle after tendon tear have been investigated.  In particular, in this presentation, timing of changes in proteolytic activity after tendon injury will be outlined and our work developing biomaterials-based strategies to treat joint degeneration will be discussed.

Brief Biography
Dr. Johnna Temenoff completed her Ph.D. and post-doctoral fellowship at Rice University in tissue engineering and orthopaedic biomaterials.  In 2005, she joined the faculty in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech/Emory University.  Dr. Temenoff has received funding from a range of sources, including federal agencies (NIH and NSF) and groups such as the Aircast Foundation and National Football League Charities, and currently serves at the Principle Investigator on a NIH T32 Predoctoral Training Grant in biomaterials.  She also acts as the Co-Director for the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center, a statewide initiative encompassing three premier research universities in Georgia (Georgia Tech, Emory University, and the University of Georgia).  Scientifically, Dr. Temenoff is interested in tailoring the molecular interactions between glycosaminoglycans and proteins for use in regenerative medicine applications.  Her laboratory focuses primarily on promoting repair after injuries to the tissues of the shoulder, including cartilage, tendon, and muscle.

Dr. Temenoff has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as the NSF CAREER Award and the Arthritis Foundation Investigator Award, and was named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE).  She recently was awarded the Education Award from TERMIS-NA, in part because she has demonstrated her commitment to undergraduate biomaterials education by co-authored a highly successful introductory textbook - Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science, by J.S. Temenoff and A.G. Mikos, for which Dr. Temenoff and Dr. Mikos were awarded the American Society for Engineering Education’s Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award for best new engineering textbook. 

Highlights

  • Poster and podium presentations will be given by students with awards for the best presentations
  • Check out ongoing biomechanical research projects
  • Social interaction and networking among faculty, students, clinical collaborators and industry professionals
  • Morning snack and lunch provided for all who register

Abstract Submission and Deadline Information

  • Abstract deadline is Monday, April 17th- ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM
  • Poster size requirement: no larger than 3' x 4' vertical or horizontal
  • Podium presenataion slides should be on a dark background to be seen in the Atrium

Program- subject to change

8:30 Breakfast & Poster set-up STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
9:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Dr. Michael H. Santare, Director of the Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research
STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
9:05 Keynote Lecture:

Dr. Johnna Temenoff
Characterizing Structural and Biochemical Changes to Joint Tissues During Rotator Cuff Injury
Professor, Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech/Emory University
Petit Faculty Fellow
Co-Director, Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center

STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
10:20 Break  
10:35 Podium Session 1 STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
11:35 Lunch  
12:00 Poster Session 1 (odds)
STAR CAMPUS- MAIN CONCOURSE
1:00 Poster Session 2 (evens) STAR CAMPUS- MAIN CONCOURSE
2:00 Break  
2:15 Podium Session 2 STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
3:15 Presenting the Stanley Family Foundation gift in memory of Vincent Baro STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
3:30 Awards Session STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
4:00 Adjourn  

RVSP by Friday, April 28, 2017- REGISTER HERE

SPONSORED BY: Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research, Mechanical Engineering, Thomas Buchanan, PhD- Director of the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute

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More Information:
Udaily Article announcing this years 14th Annual Symposium
2016 CBER Research Symposium program
UDaily article on 2016 CBER Research Symposium

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