Welcome to the Michigan Integrative Musculoskeletal Health Core Center

The University of Michigan was awarded a P30 Core Center grant from NIH/NIAMS. This award is a great honor and reflects the hard work and dedication of all musculoskeletal (MSK) researchers at U of M. The theme of the MiMHC is understanding mechanisms of musculoskeletal health, injury, and disease across the lifespan.

The goal of this center is to strengthen existing and develop new musculoskeletal programs by providing the following support:

The Resource Cores centralize specialized technologies and expertise across all physiological length scales, enabling center investigators to conduct “vertically” oriented science from molecular mechanisms to organ- and organismal-level function. The MiMHC supports three Resource Cores:

The Enrichment Program will promote and sustain new interactions among center investigators, enabling the interdisciplinary team to conduct “horizontally” oriented science to identify mechanisms of injury and disease arising as a result of interactions between musculoskeletal tissues or with other physiological systems. The Enrichment Program focuses on community building, junior faculty mentorship, and grantsmanship. The Enrichment Program also offers 3 pilot grant opportunities aimed at promoting greater interactions among clinicians and basic scientists and supporting research projects studying interactions across musculoskeletal tissues, across time, and between sexes.

The Second Annual Musculoskeletal Health Symposium was held Friday, April 6, 2018. The keynote address was given by Dr. Martha Murray, M.D. (Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School), "Bridge-enhanced ACL repair (BEAR): From concept to clinical trial". Please visit the Musculoskeletal Health Symposium page for more information on this event and list of presenters.