2015 Pilot Projects - Updates

  • Potentials For Intervention in Preventing Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Characterization of Inflammatory and Metabolic Profile of Synovial Fluid.
    Keiko Amano, MD, Staff Research Associate, UC San Francisco, $12,500
    Partially funded by P30 grant.
  • In vivo Longitudinal Imaging of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy of Osteoarthritis.
    Sergey Magnitsky, PhD, Assistant Researcher, UC San Francisco, $12,500
    This led to an R21 grant submission, which received a fundable score.
  • Quantitative MRI Analysis of Intervertebral Discs as a Clinically-feasible Technique for Lower Back Pain Assessment.
    Prachi Pandit, Specialist, UC San Francisco, $3,000
    This led to a Magna Cum Laude award at the 2015 ISMRM Conference. It also won the department's best poster award.