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Kenneth J Fischer
12-05-1997, 01:53 AM
FUNDED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY IN ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS,
ANALYSIS OF FOREARM LIGAMENT LOADING AND POTENTIAL RECONSTRUCTIONS
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University of Pittsburgh
School of Engineering
Bioengineering Program, and
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery


A Graduate Research Assistantship is available beginning Spring
semester of 1998 (Term 98-2) to engineering students with an interest
in orthopaedic biomechanics, with specific application to the upper
extremity. The student will have the opportunity and responsibility
for conducting experiments and developing/applying computational
models and data reduction for the determination of load transfer
through bones and ligaments of the normal, injured, and reconstructed
forearm. Investigations will focus primarily on the load distribution
in the interosseous ligament of the forearm. The student will have
opportunities to present the results of such research at national
conferences.

Interested students with a B.S. or M.S. in bioengineering, mechanical
engineering or other appropriate field should contact Prof. Ken Fischer
at the address below (via email, fax or postal service). A statement of
interest, brief bio, and resume should accompany all inquiries.

If an appropriate student is identified, the student must then apply and
be admitted (via the usual procedures) to the graduate program in
Bioengineering, or one of the other engineering departments (e.g., MechE)
in the School of Engineering, in order to hold the Graduate Research
Assistantship.

The search will continue until the position is filled.

Ken Fischer, PhD
Musculoskeletal Research Center Tel: (412) 648-1494
E1641 Biomedical Science Tower Sec: (412) 648-2000
University of Pittsburgh FAX: (412) 648-2001
P.O. Box 71199 Email: kfischer@pitt.edu
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 http://msrc.pitt.edu/Personnel/fischer.htm