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  • Brain Biodiversity Bank

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Radiology, Division of Anatomy offers its Brain Biodiversity Bank as a part of the Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections, a joint project with the University of Wisconsin, the National Museum of Health and Medicine, and the National Science foundation. Their purpose is to provide some examples of ways in which images and information from the Collections, in digital electronic format, can be used in educational, research and commercial enterprises. A variety of databases, atlases, and samples are available.

  • Institute for Health Policy

    Location:

    909 Fee Road, Room D132, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Institute for Health Policy is a unit within the College of Human Medicine (MSU CHM), Division of Public Health. The Institute serves a unique role facilitating and supporting collaborative relationships among CHM faculty and researchers throughout campus. These collaborative activities inform policymakers, state agencies and others with a goal of improving health care delivery in Michigan.

    The mission of the Institute for Health Policy is to improve the health status of Michigan residents through health services research, policy analysis, education and outreach and support of quality improvement activities.

  • Institute of International Health

    Location:

    West Fee Hall, Room B320, 909 Fee Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The mission of the Institute of International Health (IIH) is to foster and enhance the opportunities for
    faculty and students to create, innovate, and transform international transdisciplinary health research,
    health development projects, and academic interest in global health. IIH works with all of the medicine and health-related colleges, as well as with agricultural, engineering, social and environmental scientists and nutritionists to foster and coordinate research, education, and development at a global level. IIH also collaborates with Michigan-based hospitals affiliated with MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine to raise awareness of global health issues and help improve clinical services and health outcomes for underserved regions of the world.

  • Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research

    Location:

    G-387 Veterinary Medical Center, 736 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research (LCOR) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory dedicated to applied basic science research of the musculoskeletal system of humans and animals. LCOR focuses its research on sports-related injuries such as the repair and reconstruction of ligamentous and meniscal injuries of the knee. The Laboratory has investigated and developed several techniques of tissue repair and transplantation that are currently in clinical use in both animals and humans.

  • NanoMSU.org

    Description:

    MSU researchers have collaborated to create NanoMSU.org, a web site designed to facilitate nanotechnology research and education by publicizing MSU's research expertise, facilities, and educational programs, providing a central point of contact for off-campus inquiries, distributing nanotechnology-related information of general interest, and encouraging new synergistic collaborations. The site lists participants and their areas of research, research centers, relevant news items, and other national nanotechnology research efforts.

  • Occupational & Environmental Health Safety Initiatives

    Location:

    117 West Fee Hall, 909 Fee Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine partners with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to handle approximately 15,000-20,000 reports of occupational disease each year through several initiatives, services, and research projects. The website offers information, resources, reports, and newsletters.

     

     

  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratories

    Location:

    A-407 East Fee Hall , 965 Fee Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The primary focus of our research laboratories is to understand mechanisms of osteoarthrosis and investigate methods of diagnosis, intervention, and prevention of this disease. In these investigations, the OBL utilizes in vivo animal models, human cadavers, and mathematical models to study blunt joint trauma. The OBL also conducts experiments on athletic and workplace footwear in cooperation with various manufacturers. These studies specifically examine the durability, comfortability, and the ability of footwear to help protect the body from injury.

    The OBL regularly performs co-operative studies with orthopaedic manufacturers to assist in the evaluation and development of new products and devices. Through experimentation involving biomechanical tests, histological analyses, biochemical assays, and mathematical model analyses, we seek to answer the many questions that evolve when studying various musculoskeletal diseases and related problems.

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