The criteria for membership in the MiMHC includes having a Faculty or Instructor appointment at UM or an affiliated institution, and a musculoskeletal research program within the NIAMS mission. Membership is also open to investigators with a research focus that is peripheral to the musculoskeletal system but that offers technologies, scientific perspectives, methodologies, or resources that would benefit musculoskeletal research. Approval of membership will be made by the Center Director or Associate Directors.

Privileges of membership include access to the services and expertise provided through the Resource Cores and the ability to compete for pilot grant awards.

Responsibilities of membership include:

  • participating in seminars and special programs (e.g., MSK monthly seminar, Annual Meeting)

  • submitting a yearly evaluation of core services to improve core effectiveness, efficiency, and impact

  • notifying the MiMHC when a paper or grant was submitted/funded resulting from services or programs supported by the MiMHC.

  • use the following in manuscripts that utilized core services:

"Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P30 AR069620. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

To become a member, please file out this form and submit it along with your latest NIH Biosketch to Natalie Mijal (

  • NOTE: When you click on link to get membership form, if it opens in Google Docs click on the 'File->Download' menu option and save file (MS Word doc) to your computer. Fill out the form and then email it with your Biosketch to Natalie Mijal.