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  • Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for Skeletal Health and Repair

  • Joint diseases impact the quality of life of more than 40 million Americans and are among the leading causes of disability. Increases in incidences of joint diseases can be attributed to an aging baby boomer generation and high obesity rates.

    In 2012, Rhode Island Hospital’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Skeletal Health and Repair was awarded a $10.8 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund studies of cartilage and joint health. COBRE was awarded an $11 million NIH Phase I grant in 2007.

    The COBRE for Skeletal Health and Repair at Rhode Island Hospital enables clinicians, scientists, engineers and biologists to work side-by-side on multidisciplinary research, helping to better understand cartilage and joint health mechanisms and develop strategies for the prevention and treatment of skeletal joint diseases.

    Learn more about the COBRE for Skeletal Health and Repair at the Orthopedics Institute (OrthopedicsRI.org)