Xu awarded ELI Undergraduate Research Award

Xiangyun (Joyce) Xu was awarded an Engineering Learning Initiatives Undergraduate Research Award for her proposal entitled, “Characterization of tissue composition in Type II diabetic human bone.” The ELI grant provides support for living and research expenses for her research in the lab this summer. Congratulations Joyce!

Donnelly awarded NIH career development grant

Despite having higher than average bone density, patients with type 2 diabetes paradoxically have increased risk of fracture relative to individuals without diabetes. NIH/NIAMS has awarded Prof. Donnelly a career development grant to investigate the changes in collagen properties that occur in bone tissue with type 2 diabetes and their relationship to fracture risk. Key collaborators include Prof. Deepak Vashishth at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Dr. Joseph Lane at the Hospital for Special Surgery.