2014 News

2014-11-05 Dr. Seitz as ASSH President

The HandLab congratulates our collaborator, William H. Seitz, Jr., MD, on becoming the 69th president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). (Link)

2014-11-01 JWS Guest Editor

Dr. Zong-Ming Li was the Guest Editor for the November 2014 issue of the Journal of Wrist Surgery. The issue included a Special Focus Section on the transverse carpal ligament.

2014-10-15 HWBI Symposium 2015

The 9th Triennial Symposium of Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI 2015) will be held in Milan, Italy on June 16-17, 2015. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the 20th Congress of Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH 2015) and the 2nd International Thumb Osteoarthritis Workshop (ITOW 2015). (Link)

2014-10-10 Featured hand researcher

The HandLab’s doctoral student, Joseph Gabra, was recently featured in a Cleveland State University article where he discussed his dissertation research and careers goals. Read more...

2014-08-10 Finger motion featured

The HandLab’s research is included in the Cleveland Clinic’s Centennial Campaign video, “The Power of Every One”.

2014-05-28 CORR Insights

The HandLab’s recent publication titled “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Impairs Thumb Opposition and Circumduction Motion” (Clin Orthop Relat Res., DOI 10.1007/s11999-014-3651-5) was featured in a CORR Insights commentary. The commentary references the series of HandLab studies that examine the effect of carpal tunnel syndrome on hand function. This CORR Insights points out that our studies provide new insights into the neuromuscular function of the hand and that further research is needed to continually improve understanding of the complex function and control of the hand. (Click here)

2014-05-01 NIH Grant R21AR064957

Our HandLab has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIAMS R21AR064957). This project is to investigate the pathomechanics of the transverse carpal ligament associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

2014-04-27 Half Marathon Victory

Tamara Marquardt, our HandLab Engineer, was the female champion at the Owens Corning Glass City Half Marathon in Toledo, Ohio. Tamara was the 9th finisher among both male and female runners in a race of more 2,500 participants. Congratulations! Read more ...

2014-03-17 Science of Pinching

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the "Seriously Science" blog on Discover magazine's website featured the HandLab's recently published research article "Directional coordination of thumb and index finger forces during precision pinch" (PLoS ONE. 2013 Nov 13; 8(11):e79400). The feature highlighted the science behind pinching, including the individual forces of the thumb and index finger as well as how the forces coordinate during precision pinch. Read more ...

2014-03-13 Travel Award

Joe Gabra, a graduate student in the HandLab, is selected as the recipient of the 2014 Travel Award sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Lerner Research Institute. Twice a year, the award is given to one graduate student and one post-doctoral fellow for their outstanding work, providing financial support for their presentation at scientific meetings and conferences. Joe plans to use this award to support his attendance at the 2014 World Congress of Biomechanics international meeting that is being held this July in Boston, MA.

2014-03-13 Excellence Award

Our HandLab Engineer, Tamara Marquardt, receives the Excellence Award from Cleveland Clinic. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional outstanding achievement, initiative or behaviors resulting in significant positive impact on the Cleveland Clinic Experience through patient care or significant impact on business operations, leadership, financial or other areas important to Cleveland Clinic's success in support of our mission and values.

2014-03-10 Research Award

Justin Evans, a HandLab intern, is a recipient of the prestigious Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The award will support his research in integrative neurobiology at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada.

2014-01-04 HWBI 2015 Symposium in Milan, Italy

The 9th Triennial Symposium of Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI 2015) will be held in conjunction with the XXth Congress of Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH), Milan, Italy, June 16-20, 2015. HWBI cordially invites worldwide colleagues to join us to share state-of-art knowledge in hand and wrist biomechanics and enhance its clinical applications. Read more ...