News 2022

2022-09-01NIH Grant to Dr JordanCongratulations to Dr. David Jordan! The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) division of the National Institutes of Health awarded a two-year $217,800 grant to David Jordan, PhD, MS, postdoctoral research associate with the Hand Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and UArizona Arthritis Center. The funding will promote diversity in health-related research, furthering Dr. Jordan’s research into the prevalence of hand arthritis using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI). Learn more
2022-06-30Update: ASME Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal[From Twitter] UA College of Medicine – Tucson @UAZMedTucson Dr. Zong-Ming Li of @lihandlab was honored this month for his work in carpal tunnel syndrome. Click here for College of Medicine article.

Photo: Dr. Zong-Ming Li receives ASME Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal on June 22, 2022

2022-06-27HandLab at SB3CThe 2022 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C) was held in Cambridge, Maryland. The meeting was attended by many researchers from around the world presenting works which span a wide range of topic areas including: biotransport, rehabilitation, tissue engineering, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and many others. The Hand Research Laboratory was represented by three (2 podium and 1 poster) presentations. Hui Zhang, PhD, presented his work on Carpal Arch Space Augmentation by Volarly Applied Force on the Skin Surface – A Finite Element Study. Jocelyn Hawk, presented her work on Dose- and Time-Dependent Effects of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injection on Stiffness and Thickness of In Vitro Transverse Carpal Ligament. David Jordan, PhD, presented on the Three dimensional reconstruction and analysis of the median nerve using robot assisted ultrasonography. In addition, Dr. Zong-Ming Li delivered the conference opening lecture on Carpal Tunnel Space Augmentation as the recipent of 2022 Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal.
2022-03-23William and Sylvia Rubin Chair for Orthopaedic ResearchOn March 23, 2022 (after delay for two years due to the pandemic), Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, Dean of College of Medicine, hosted an event honoring endowed faculty, the legacy of their donors, and the future of medicine at the Health Sciences Innovation Building of the University of Arizona. The Honorable Regina Romero, Mayor of Tucson, came in person to congratulate and deliver a keynote.
Photo: Dr. Zong-Ming Li received the William and Sylvia Rubin Chair for Orthopaedic Research medallion.
2022-02-10 HandLab at ORS ConferenceThe 2022 annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society was held in Tampa, FL. The meeting featured over 2,000 abstracts presented by over 1,700 attendees from around the world. Our Hand Research Laboratory presented one podium presentation and five posters. Kendra Coleman, a medical student at the University of Arizona, gave a podium presentation on Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Laxity in Pre- and Post-menopausal Women. Hui Zhang, PhD, a R&D Engineer/Scientist, presented two posters on Segmentation of Transverse Carpal Ligament in Ultrasound Images Using Convolutional Neural Network and In Vivo Examination of Thenar Muscle Origins on the Transverse Carpal Ligament by 3-D Ultrasound Reconstruction. Jocelyn Hawk, also a R&D Engineer/Scientist, presented two posters on Load-dependent Shear Wave Elastography of the Transverse Carpal Ligament and In Situ Needle Insertion To The Transverse Carpal Ligament Using Robot-assisted Ultrasound. David Jordan, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate, presented one poster on Cross-sectional Changes of the Distal Carpal Tunnel with Simulated Carpal Bone Rotation.
Photo: UArizona Orthopaedic researchers in Tampa at 2022 ORS Meeting
2022-01-30 Dr Kent Kwoh Receives NIH R01 GrantClick here to read the story.
2022-01-20 ASME Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics MedalZong-Ming Li, PhD, a professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Hand Research Laboratory at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been selected by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to receive the 2022 Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal for his work on human hands. According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal recognizes an individual who has translated meritorious bioengineering science to clinical practice through research, education, and professional development, and with service to the bioengineering community.
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2022-01-05Thumb Osteoarthritis Research
2022-01-02 HandLab in 2022