Research and Scholarship

Mark Ehrensberger, PhD, and Mary Canty.

Mark Ehrensberger, PhD (left), an expert in applied orthopaedic biomechanics, will mentor you on research that advances orthopaedic principles and methodologies.

Completing a research project or related scholarly endeavor is a core component of your residency training.

Our department sustains a rich, active and friendly research community.

Researchers in our basic science laboratories undertake biomechanical projects, translational research, tissue engineering and microsurgery. Additionally, our faculty members and trainees undertake numerous projects involving clinical research, prosthetic design, epidemiology and surgical instrumentation and techniques.

Your research activities will include:

Our dedicated 10-week research rotation during your second year will give you the guidance and instruction you need to:

  • develop an understanding of research methodology and statistical analysis
  • exhibit skills in critical appraisal of scientific information and current research 
  • begin long-term projects that you can continue throughout the remaining years of your training

Develop Your Interests

Our Kenneth A. Krackow, MD, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory is a multifunctional research and education facility dedicated to the advancement of orthopaedic principles and methodologies.

Specialty labs within the facility include biomechanics, anatomy and tissue engineering. Our staff members provide guidance and assistance with your study design.