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Interdisciplinary Team Including Partha Roy Receives $60K Pitt Momentum Teaming Grant

A multidisciplinary team consisting of 7 faculty from 4 Pitt Schools: Giuseppe Intini, DDS, PhD, Dobrawa Napierala, PhD and Juan Taboas, PhD (Dental Medicine), Deborah Galson, PhD and Peter Alexander, PhD (Medicine), Shilpa Sant, PhD (Pharmacy) and Partha Roy, PhD (Engineering) have been awarded $60,000 from the University of Pittsburgh’s Momentum Teaming grants program. The award will be used to advance the Pittsburgh Center for Interdisciplinary Bone and Mineral Research (PCIBMR), a 73-member consortium of faculty whose research interests converge around musculoskeletal disorders, bone injuries, osteoporosis, cancer, and regenerative medicine. The team will organize a multidisciplinary scientific retreat, a hands-on workshop on bioengineered models for bone research, and will develop a Bioengineered Models resource core and a Mechanosensing resource core.