2016 Human Movement Science Symposium

The 2016 Human Movement Science and Biomechanics Research Symposium featured keynote speaker Louis E. DeFrate, Sc.D. DeFrate is the Frank H. Bassett III, MD, endowed chair and an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

2016 Human Movement Science Symposium click to enlarge Louis E. DeFrate

DeFrate also has appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University. DeFrate’s laboratory focuses on the use of biomedical engineering principles to solve clinically relevant orthopaedic problems. To date, DeFrate has published more than 55 peer-reviewed journal articles. His work focuses on investigating how in vivo changes in the mechanical environment of cartilage potentially predispose the joint to early onset osteoarthritis. DeFrate recently received the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society in recognition of his work. 

The symposium is the result of combining several research conferences into one event to share research efforts with a broad audience and to spur collaboration among local institutions. The 2016 symposium featured more than 70 presentations, which are geared toward fostering continued collaboration in human movement science.

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