New Research Site

SRI is the official site of an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center that focuses on musculoskeletal disorder prevention.

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The Ohio State University Spine Research Institute
CDMI - Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations



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In September 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded funding to Ohio State’s Spine Research Institute to establish a Site focusing on comprehensive approaches to prevent primary and secondary musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

We were recently awarded funding to continue this effort through 2024!  Click here to read a brief summary of this consortium, including its successes to-date and the benefits companies reap by becoming industry members.

Our Site is now one of the many Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) that exists nationwide but the only one focusing on musculoskeletal health. I/UCRCs are long-term partnerships between industry, research institutions, and government. The NSF invests in these to promote research, contribute to U.S. scientific knowledge, enhance the engineering and science workforces, and facilitate technology transfer to industry.

Our Site is part of the Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations (CDMI), a collaboration of several universities that works to manage musculoskeletal diseases through injury/illness prevention and disability management.

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About CDMI and OSU

About CDMI

The mission of the CDMI is to create a more-systematic approach to prevent both initial and recurrent MSDs, as well as to help reduce healthcare costs and improve the management and life of patients with musculoskeletal disease.

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What SRI is Doing

Our role in the CDMI is to create a more comprehensive, quantitative understanding of causal pathways for the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in occupational environments.

We can then use this information for primary and secondary prevention of MSDs through ergonomics innovations.

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What SRI is Doing

Interested in becoming an industry partner?

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