CDMI Spring 2019 Symposium

This event was held April 11-12, 2019
at The Ohio State University
Researchers, clinicians, and high-level executives from top industrial and orthopaedic companies came together to learn about the latest musculoskeletal innovations from four different campuses (UC-San Francisco, University of Toledo, The Ohio State University, and Northeastern University). In this semi-annual event, the Center's Industry Advisory Board also determined the research roadmap for the next funding cycle and heard updates from our current projects.

Day 1 - Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Blackwell Conference Center

7:30 am                  Registration

7:30 - 8:00 am        Networking (continental breakfast provided)

8:00 - 8:30 am        Welcome Remarks, Introductions, CDMI Updates

Drs. William Marras and Vijay Goel – CDMI Center Directors; Dr. Dezba Coughlin – Managing Director

8:30 - 9:00 am        Overview of OSU Research Capabilities within the


Dr. William Marras – OSU Site Director

9:00 - 9:15 am        Presentation: NSF IUCRC Program Perspectives

Dr. Andre Marshall – Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) NSF Program Director

9:15 - 9:30 am        Instructions for Using the LIFE Evaluation Form

Dr. Denis Gray – IUCRC Assessment Coordinator

9:30 - 10:10 am      2018-19 Project Updates:

                               Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention (OSU)

                               Presentations, Q&A, LIFE Form

  • Biomechanical Investigation of Exoskeletons for Low Back Support

  • Developing Ergonomic Slotting Guidelines for Piece-Pick Product Selection in Distribution Centers

  • Dynamic Joint Motions in Occupational Environments as Indicators of Injury Risk

  • Improvement of Push/Pull Force Assessments using a Single-Axis Force Gauge

10:10 - 10:25 am    Break (snacks provided)

10:25 - 11:25 am    2018-19 Project Updates: 

                               Medical Device Design and Testing (UT)

                               Presentations, Q&A, LIFE Form

  • Development of a Protocol to Evaluate Growth Rods in a Missing Vertebra Model

  • Effect of Tapered Bone Cement Injection on the PJK in a Finite Element Model with Muscle Forces

  • Magnetic Injectable Self-Setting Calcium Phosphate Cement (CPC) Compositions for Hyperthermia Treatment of Bone Tumors

  • Pedicle Screw Handling during Surgery Contribute to Bioburden and Potential Approaches to Reduce Rate of Infection in Patients – A Multi-Center Study

  • Spino-Pelvic Biomechanics for the Treatment of Spinal Disorders - A Finite Element Study

  • Development of a Total Joint Arthroplasty Registry at an Academic Tertiary Referral Center for the Study of Race and Socioeconomic-Based Outcome Disparities

11:25 - 12:05 pm    2018-19 Project Updates: 

                               Clinical Tools and Outcomes (UCSF)

                               Presentations, Q&A, LIFE Form

  • A Validation Study using Gait Analysis to Test the Accuracy of Wearable Sensor Data in Postsurgical Patients

  • Identifying Risk Factors for Pseudarthrosis

  • Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound as a Novel Therapy for Disc Repair and Reduction of Disc Degeneration

  • Static and Dynamic Changes in Spinopelvic Parameters and Sagittal Alignment

12:05 - 12:30 pm   Group Discussion:

                               Format Options for Future Research Presentations

Jeremy Rawlinson – CDMI IAB Chair

12:30 - 1:30 pm     Lunch (provided)

                              CDMI Directors’ discussion with industry guests                                          (at reserved table)

1:30 - 2:15 pm       Research Roadmap

Jeremy Rawlinson – CDMI IAB Chair

Dezba Coughlin – CDMI Managing Director

  • Industry Needs Summary – OSU-Affiliated IAB & Past CDMI IAB

  • Group Discussion

2:15 - 2:45 pm       Keynote Presentation

Rebecca Jackson, MD – Director, The Ohio State University, Center for Clinical & Translational Science

2:45 - 3:00 pm       Group Photo

3:00 - 5:30 pm       Tour of Spine Research Institute and individual

                               presentations (snacks provided)

5:00 - 5:30 pm        Planning Day Agenda (IAB Members and NSF only)

                               SRI Conference Room

5:30 - 6:30 pm        Reception (hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided)

                               Spine Research Institute


Day 2 - Friday, April 12, 2019

The Blackwell Conference Center

7:30 - 8:00 am        Networking (continental breakfast provided)


8:00 - 9:50 am       CDMI Organization Meeting                                 

                              (IAB Members, Directors, and NSF only)

  • 2019-20 proposal strategy

  • 2019-20 Research Roadmap

  • Changes to project selection process and mentor selection

  • IAB growth strategies

  • Northeastern University update

  • New Site expansion strategy


8:00 - 9:50 am        Future Directions of Musculoskeletal Research                                    (Industry Guests, Researchers, Students)

9:50 - 10:00 am      Break (snacks provided)

10:00 - 11:10 am    LIFE Form Review and Discussion of

                               2018-19 Projects with Faculty


11:10 - 11:50 am    Action Items/Outstanding Issues

  • Schedule date and plan for Autumn Meeting

  • Set IAB bi-monthly calls

  • Additional topics

11:50 - 12:00 pm    Summary and Closing Remarks

                               Dr. William Marras – OSU Site Director

12:00 - 1:00 pm      Adjourn/Lunch for CDMI Affilitates

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