An NIH-designated Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)

Delaware Center for Musculoskeletal Research

The Delaware Center for Musculoskeletal Research (DCMR) supports basic and preclinical research on the central theme of musculoskeletal health—from the level of the joints to the actions of key cells and molecules—with emphasis on understanding the mechanisms by which physical and biological cues influence tissue structure and normal function and dysfunction, and identifying potential therapeutic interventions.

We aim to:

  • Accelerate fundamental musculoskeletal research by supporting synergistic and multidisciplinary research projects.
  • Galvanize capabilities for musculoskeletal research by establishing a Multiscale Assessments Research Core.
  • Amplify the impact of musculoskeletal research through faculty mentoring, expansion, and retention.


Accelerating Fundamental Musculoskeletal Discoveries

Translating Fundamental Discoveries to the Clinic

Accepting New Core Access Awards

The Core Access Award, supported by NIH P20GM139760, is available to assist biomedical research investigators to provide funding to access the Multiscale Research Core of DCMR and other collaborating cores of CBBI, DBI, CTR, and INBRE.


Focusing on Musculoskeletal Research

Focusing on Musculoskeletal Research

UD wins NIH grant for new center with female professors leading the way A pulled muscle, an aching joint. Regrettably, it’s an experience we can all relate to — from the youngster with the sprained ankle, to the centenarian with gnarled fingers throbbing from...

Engineering Leader

Engineering Leader

Ten years ago, award-winning mentor Dawn Elliott founded UD’s biomedical engineering department Dawn Elliott is having a banner year. As an academic, she’s winning awards, reaching milestones and receiving major kudos from students and colleagues who’ve benefited from...

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