The overall objective of this Biomechanics Core (BC) is to develop and utilize a wide range of biomechanical approaches to evaluate musculoskeletal tissue damage and repair, and to provide training and funding for new projects and collaborations utilizing these assays. Succinctly, our overarching aims are:
-- To provide guidance and training on the capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of the various methodologies to assess musculoskeletal tissue biomechanical function through formal educational enrichment programs and one-on-one interactions.
-- To provide expertise and service for biomechanical assays of musculoskeletal tissues.
-- To develop new biomechanical testing techniques that will be applicable to musculoskeletal research.
-- To provide funding for development of new projects and collaborations and to develop preliminary and/or feasibility data for investigators.