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Musculoskeletal Research Training Program


The University of Minnesota has a long and rich tradition in training individuals to study musculoskeletal biology and disease. The research strengths of the training program are in the areas of animal models for bone cancer research and osteoarthritis, outcomes-based research for orthopaedic and bone cancer treatments, adult stem cell research, molecular biology and genomics research. The training program boasts a group of highly qualified research mentors in state-of-the-art research environments, and thus provides an ideal modern setting for training young research scientists.


The goals of this program are to: 1) train predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows for research careers as basic scientists or clinical investigators studying the causes and treatments of musculoskeletal diseases, and 2) develop an educational environment for students and postdoctoral fellows which encompasses a modern spectrum of research in musculoskeletal diseases, including basic discovery, investigation of musculoskeletal disease models and study of outcomes of standard treatments.


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