Musculoskeletal Research

Vision statement

The Musculoskeletal Research Focus Area at NEOMED promotes the health and understanding of musculoskeletal biology. We investigate the origins of musculoskeletal form to understand how performance influences disease and evolution. Our research spans different levels of organization ― from molecules to organisms ― to provide an integrative and inclusive view of muscle, bone and cartilage.

The Statistics


Arthritis is responsible for nearly 1 million hospitalizations per year.


Nearly half of all Americans over the age of 65 suffer from arthritis.


One in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

The Scientists

Researchers within this area have a multi-level understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy, function and pathology.

The Stories


Fayez Safadi, Ph.D.
Director, Musculoskeletal Biology Research Focus Area
Phone: 330.325.6619

Musculoskeletal Biology Research

Research at NEOMED