Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine

Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine

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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CCMBM member Dr. Aaron Fields, PHD, above, at his lab at UCSF's Parnassus campus. 

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