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The Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC) is designed to promote and encourage significant advances in clinical research through coordinated endeavors between Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. These opportunities are afforded to faculty and students at Marquette University and to faculty, fellows, and residents in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. OREC builds upon prior successful collaborations in the fields of orthopaedic biomechanics, biomaterials, rehabilitation engineering, and human motion analysis.

BIEN 6451 Wheelchair Workshop

Front Row: Dr. Karl Canseco, Tamara Cohen, Jeffrey Kertis. Middle: Dr. Gerald Harris, Janelle Cross, Brady Cripe, John Jameson, Ryan Inawat, Alyssa Paul, Joe Krzak, Dr. Jason Long. Back: Adam Graf.Front Row: Dr. Karl Canseco, Tamara Cohen, Jeffrey Kertis. Middle: Dr. Gerald Harris, Janelle Cross, Brady Cripe, John Jameson, Ryan Inawat, Alyssa Paul, Joe Krzak, Dr. Jason Long. Back: Adam Graf.The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students in BIEN 6451 (Musculoskeletal Biomechanics II) attended a one day Wheelchair Workshop in the OREC Motion Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Orthpaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The Workshop included guest speakers from Shriners Hospital, Chicago (Joseph Krzak, P.T. PCS, Senior Motion Analysis Physical Therapist and Adam Graf, M.S., Senior Motion Analysis Engineer). The course instructors were Tamara Cohen and John Jameson (Pre-Doctoral Graduate students in BIEN). Dr. Gerald Harris is the course instructor.

Press Release: $4.75 Million RERC Grant

Released: October 27, 2010

Marquette College of Engineering receives $4.75 million grant to help children with orthopaedic disabilities

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has been named a national Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center by the U.S. Department of Education and will receive nearly $5 million over the next five years to implement four research and four development projects aimed at addressing the needs of children with orthopaedic disabilities.

Please see additional press coverage in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Business Journal.

Transitional Care in Osteogenesis Imperfecta

The Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center at Marquette (OREC) recently co-supported a workshop on Transitional Care in Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI): Advances in Biology, Technology and Clinical Practice. Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily and is also known as “brittle bone disease.” The number of Americans affected with OI is thought to be as many as 50,000 people.

The one day symposium was an opportunity for clinicians and researchers to come together and collaborate for the common goal of providing the best possible level of patient care. The workshop was held at Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago and was attended by many experts in the area of OI. Attendees from around the world included; physicians, therapists, biomedical engineers, mechanical and biological researchers, and scientists.

OREC Visiting Professor Day

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OREC Visiting Professor Day was held on February 19, 2010 at the OREC administrative offices. Former OREC ARRT Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Zaifeng Fan, presented "Nanoindentation and Biomaterials Research in Osteogenesis Imperfecta."

Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training in Pediatric Mobility

Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training in Pediatric Mobility is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (H133P080005). This Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) program takes advantage of the ongoing collaborations among Marquette University, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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